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Corey Delaney’s Parents: Show Me the Money!

Here is a Corey Delaney Worthington update for everyone.  Remember him the sixteen year old kid who threw the huge party in Melbourne while his parents were holidaying in the Gold Coast?  Well A Current Affair (ACA) has another interview with Corey and this one went a lot better than his last interview with them:

Also remember how his parents were originally upset at him for the party?  Well I guess now the parents have realized that Corey’s fifteen minutes of fame is quickly passing and they better cash in on his notoriety as soon as possible:

TWO weeks ago, Corey Delaney’s parents wanted to throttle their teenage son for throwing an out-of-control party while they were holidaying on the Gold Coast.

Now the couple – at least according to agent Max Markson – are fully behind a push to cash in on the 16-year-old’s notoriety and are happy to see their son turned into a money-spinning celebrity dance party promoter.

"I had a good meeting with his parents," Markson Sparks director Max Markson said yesterday as the PR guru launched the apprentice carpenter’s spin machine with a special appearance on the Nine Network’s A Current Affair.

Corey’s parents were furious at their son for hosting the home-alone party that drew a 500-strong crowd – not including the police helicopter unit and the dog squad.

So was the Nine Network current affairs program, which led the charge to demonise the teenager.

Markson has worked wonders on both, and the Sydney spin king is predicting the teenager, whose actual surname is Worthington, will pull in up to $100,000 over the next 12 months promoting parties and even appearing in television commercials.

Mr Markson said Corey had the potential to reach beyond his ambition of becoming a carpenter. "He’s a carpenter, or that’s what he wants to do," Mr Markson said. "So if he can earn $50,000 or $100,000 in the next 12 months, it’s a lot more than he’d earn as an apprentice learning his trade there.

"He’s proved he can do a party – but it was the right party in the wrong place. [The Australian]

I really can’t blame the parents for wanting their son to cash in while he has the opportunity.  Parents of teenage athletes who want to turn professional face the same problem.  It just so happens he is not a tennis or basketball talent, but a party promoter.  I think the big thing is to make sure he keeps going to school and completes his high school education while pursuing this career so he has something to fall back on if it doesn’t work out. 

It will be interesting to see what happens. 

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