Scot Jefferies has got a page 1 girl - not a mere page 3
But he already knew that, even before seeing his wife naked
on the front page of yesterday's Otago Daily Times.
''We get home delivery, so I was unwrapping it and walking
back inside when I saw the front page and thought: 'Oh, God.
It's Stacey','' Mr Jefferies recalled last night.
''Stacey is Stacey, so I wasn't completely surprised. But, I
was surprised to see it on the front page.''
Mrs Jefferies spent lunchtime on Tuesday naked in the centre
of Dunedin, apart from a body-painted Wonder Woman costume,
to mark her mastectomy tomorrow and to raise awareness of
breast cancer. She and sons Cole (6) and Ryder (4) managed to
keep the operation secret from Mr Jefferies until he saw the
''Radio stations started ringing at 7am. Another radio
announcer said: 'Scot, if you haven't seen the front page of
the ODT yet, you'd better hurry up,'' Mrs Jefferies
Mr Jefferies said he was proud of his wife.
''All of the guys were really good at work. A few had wee
smiles. A friend told me his wife was going to get checked
up, after reading the article. So that made me feel good,''
''People think it happens to someone else. But, when it does
happen, it really resets your priorities in life.''
Mrs Jefferies said she only had one regret about her stunt,
which was carried out on a windy 13degC Tuesday.
''I wish I'd done it today. Look at how sunny the weather is
today,'' she said ruefully.
The Cancer Society raised $145 at the event.
Mrs Jefferies had a pre-admission check yesterday and goes
into hospital for her mastectomy tomorrow.