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Frances Abbott competes in bikini body competition

Frances Abbott at the gym
Frances Abbott knows what she wants. Photo: Instagram
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Frances Abbott, the youngest daughter of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, has competed in a bikini body competition one day after confirming she voted ‘yes’ in the same-sex marriage plebiscite.

The 26-year-old, who made headlines when she revealed she disagrees with her father on the subject of same-sex marriage, took the stage at the Australian ACN State Bodybuilding Titles in Melbourne on Saturday.

Competing in the ‘fitness model’ category, Ms Abbott wore a black bikini and plenty of fake tan to show off the results of an intense training and diet regime.

It was her first time competing in such a competition and despite her hard work she failed to achieve a place.

She documented her journey on Instagram, where she also promotes her work as a personal trainer.

“This time next week it will have been done. Those weeks of training, weighing your food, staying in, posing, flexing, twisting,” she posted a week ago to her 3500-plus followers.

The fitness fanatic used weights, cardio, pilates and yoga to get in shape and focussed on protein-high meals like poached chicken, fried eggs and peanut butter.

Ms Abbott made a career change after originally studying fashion at White House Design, where she was controversially awarded a scholarship while her father was the Opposition leader.

The former fashion buyer clearly has plenty in common with her politician father, who is famously fit and is regularly spotted swimming at Sydney beaches.

In January, she posted a tribute to her father, calling him her “fitness idol”.

“He runs, he rides, he surfs, he just says yes to all the activities,” Ms Abbott posted.

One passion they don’t share however, is a supportive stance when it comes to same-sex marriage.

While Mr Abbott has been campaigning for the ‘No’ vote, his daughter has been vocal about voting ‘Yes’ and on Friday shared a photo of her ballot paper to Instagram.

“I shouldn’t be sweating but I am so so so so so excited it’s here,” she captioned the photo of the paper with the ‘Yes’ box ticked.

“Ripped the envelope open. TICKED THE YES BOX. And running straight back down stairs. Power walking to the post office and posting this baby RIGHT NOW.”

YOGA AND SURF 🐠🐠🐠 So this old fella is kinda my fitness idol. He runs 🏃he rides 🚴he surfs 🏄🏻 he just says yes to all the activities. So when he asks me to do a big ocean swim with him, I can't say no. And besides, I will never reach my Iron Man goals if I shy away from a 2KM swim. And so here we are! I definitely breaststroked the majority of the way and swallowed half the ocean but feeling so salty and satisfied 👍 Definitely was a good idea to go to yoga at @yogasivana and open every thing up before hand 🙏💕 What a beeeeautiful Sunday… Sydney your making it hard to want to go home!!! 🏡#dontworryiamcominghome #onyadad #thisoldbloke #swimming #justkeepswimming #fitnessgoals #rockingthespeedos #sweat #goodthingscometothosewhosweat #salty #tanlines #yogaandsurf #iwishiwasamermaid #goals #sydney #northerbeaches

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Mr Abbott this week said he supported his youngest daughter’s right to have her own opinion.

“Both of us raised Francey, as our other daughters, to be her own person and I am proud of her,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

“I am proud of the fact she is an independent woman, who has her own thoughts and who does her own thing.”

Earlier this week, a 38-year-old Hobart man was charged with assaulting Mr Abbott, in an incident the former PM claimed was motivated by his involvement in the ‘No’ campaign.

The man, who was wearing a Vote Yes sticker, said his attack had nothing to do with same-sex marriage and was prompted only by his long-held dislike of Mr Abbott.

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