MEDIA APPEARANCES

JOSIE PAGANI

That time Josie ate a bug on live TV

Josie bugs on Newshub

Newshub:

"A New Zealand political commentator has swallowed more than just her words by keeping a promise she made to eat a bug on live television. On Wednesday Josie Pagani promised she would eat a bug if Joe Biden won the 2020 US election - and on Sunday, he did.

"Pagani appeared on The AM Show on Monday, and made good on her promise. She told host Duncan Garner she had considered eating a gummy worm as a way to side-step her promise, but realised she probably couldn't get away with it."

The story is here.

"Unfortunately I rummaged around in the gardens of Queenstown and I managed to find this disgusting, big fat ant," she said while holding it up to the camera. "Oh my god - it's still alive!"

But not for long - as a way around just eating the ant, Pagani dropped it into a shot of tequila - a bold choice given that it was just 7:20am. "I hope to God it drowns," she said.

True to her word, she knocked back the shot and the unlucky bug with it. "God bless the 46th President of the United States and God bless the United States of America!"

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