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MAFS 2020: Tash Herz’s topless bar striptease in unearthed video

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There’s more drama off-screen than on-screen during this year’s Married At First Sight and the latest video to emerge of Tash Herz topless dancing goes to prove that.

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Before the 31-year-old bartender married Amanda Micallef, Tash performed a striptease in a bar in nothing but red and white striped underwear with her nipples covered in stickers.

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, which uncovered the video, Tash said: “I have absolutely no shame about my work as a dancer.

“I fully support all women working in the sex industry and I don’t have time for anyone who judges that, I embrace my sexuality and I am proud of my past.”

Married At First Sight bride Tash Herz in unearthed video performing topless striptease in a bar (Credit: Nine)
Tash Herz's topless striptease
Tash Herz’s topless striptease

The news was revealed after her dramatic marriage to Amanda that her father refused to go to. 

“I didn’t think I’d get this emotional,” Amanda, 34, shared after her mum told her that he’d decided not to come.

“I’m an understanding person, but…”

Sadly, it was something Amanda thought might happen, explaining that her father had “alluded to” the fact he might not be in attendance on her special day – and admitted she’d be “quite hurt” if he didn’t show up.

MAFS Amanda crying
The bride is shattered. (Credit: Channel Nine)
MAFS Amanda and mum
Amanda’s mum breaks the news. (Credit: Channel Nine)

“It would’ve been nice to have him…” she sobbed, her sentence choked off by tears. 

“All you want to do is make your parents proud, and I know that he’s proud but…”

Amanda had a tough time growing up as a gay woman in a European family.

After coming out to both her parents at 21, “I felt like I was a bit of a disappointment,” she revealed.

“As a gay person, there’s always a sense of having to work a bit harder to find your place in society. So having a mother or father’s confirmation – I really do crave it.

“And as much as I want to prove to my family I’m a strong woman, I think I’m still waiting to know if I’m enough.”

MAFS Amanda Micallef
(Credit: Channel 9)

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Amanda, who tells New Idea she has struggled with being accepted for her sexuality.

“I did battle some depression and anxiety when I was about 17, trying to deal with my sexuality and coming to terms with all of that,” she reveals.

“I’m not afraid to be different. I’m not afraid. I don’t follow the crowd. I’m a leader. I don’t care to be liked, but I like to be loved by few.”

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