Series 2

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6 Prominent Australians

6 Outspoken Views | 1 life-risking journey

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Series 2Imogen Bailey

Imogen Bailey

There’s a lot of politicians that use these people’s suffering for votes, but what’s the price of somebody’s life to win a vote?

Model, actress, and animal rights activist.



She’s always been passionate about social issues and human rights, but most Australians will recognise Imogen Bailey from her modelling and acting career.

As a model, she graced hundreds of calendars and magazine covers. In 2000, she self-financed and self-published her debut calendar – Imogen’s Odyssey 2000. Within three years the Bailey brand had gone global, gracing the covers of international titles like Black and White magazine. She was even voted Australia’s sexiest model.

Imogen garnered her modelling success into an acting career, including a twelve-month stint on Neighbours. In 2005, she performed in The Vagina Monologues at the Sydney Opera House. In recent years, she’s based herself in Hollywood to further her acting prospects.

She surprised her fellow participants during Go Back to Where You Came From when she revealed that during her modelling career she was involved in an eight-year relationship with a Lebanese Muslim. She was a bikini model by day who read the Koran by night. She fasted during Ramadan and even, on occasion, wore a burqa.

Imogen Bailey has always used her success to promote causes she believes in. She’s a passionate animal-rights campaigner through PETA and jumped at the chance of being involved in Go Back to Where You Came From because she feels the mainstream media has misinformed her.

“I don’t blame any Australian who has a negative view of refugees, because the media is driving us that way. I want to find out for myself.”

Other Participants

Angry Anderson

Rock singer, actor, youth worker and aspiring politician.

Angry Anderson

Michael Smith

Former soldier, policeman, businessman and radio announcer.

Michael Smith

Peter Reith

Former Howard government minister.

Peter Reith

Allan Asher

Former Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Allan Asher

Catherine Deveny

Writer, comedian, activist and “all round ratbag".

Catherine Deveny

Abdi Aden

Abdi was playing soccer after school in Mogadishu when the bombs started falling, signalling the o...

Abdi Aden

Hamid Sultani

Hamid first fled Afghanistan in 1999 aged 15, as the Taliban were targeting ethnic Hazaras like hi...

Hamid Sultani

Dr David Corlett

Dr David Corlett has worked with refugees and asylum seekers for about two decades as a case worke...

Dr David Corlett