Australia decides! Photos emerge of Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison in their younger years as they battle it out to become prime minister – so who do you think was hotter?
With a federal election set for May 21, all eyes are on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
And while their opposing political views make headlines, another debate emerged this week after photos resurfaced of the two politicians in their younger years.
The pictures of Morrison, 53, and Albanese, 59, taken decades ago have led many voters to ponder who was the more handsome of the two in their youth.
Australia decides! Resurfaced photos of Anthony Albanese (left) and Scott Morrison (right) taken in 1985 have sparked a debate: who was hotter in their youth?
One image of Albanese from 1985 has gone viral on social media, showing the Opposition Leader with a full head of hair and a subtle smirk on his face.
He sports a hoop earring in his right ear, and a T-shirt with the phrase ‘International Youth Year 85’ emblazoned across the front.
That same year, Scott Morrison looked handsome as he posed alongside his wife Jen in a suit and bow tie, during what appeared to be his Year 12 formal.
Suave: In 1985, Scott Morrison, now 53, looked handsome as he posed alongside his wife Jen in a suit and bow tie during what appeared to be his Year 12 formal
Cool: Albanese posed for this black-and-white photo while studying at university
He shared the image on Facebook in 2019, writing: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day Jen.
‘From when we first started dating back in 1985 in Year 12 to now. Forever thankful. Love you.’
Another photo, believed to have been taken at the same event, shows Morrison giving a smouldering look to the camera, with bouncy brunette curls atop his head and no facial hair to hide his chiselled jaw.
Meanwhile, one resurfaced picture of Albanese shows him posing during his university days, while another sees him celebrating his birthday with his mother, Maryanne Ellery, in the 1990s.
It comes after Scott Morrison declared the election is a choice between ‘a government that you know and a Labor Opposition that you don’t’ after he called the poll for May 21.
Throwback: Another image sees Albanese celebrating his birthday with his mother, Maryanne Ellery, in the 1990s
Announcing the start of the campaign in a speech outside Parliament House on Sunday, the Liberal Party leader said: ‘I love this country, I love Australians’ and he said the election was all about them.’
Referring to the Covid pandemic and the brutal restrictions, lockdowns and border closures, he said: ‘I know Australians have been through a very tough time.
‘I also know that Australia continues to face very tough challenges in the years ahead.
‘This election is about you – no-one else. It’s about our country and it’s about its future.
Vote: It comes after Scott Morrison declared the election is a choice between ‘a government that you know and a Labor Opposition that you don’t’ after he called the poll for May 21
‘Above all, this election, as all elections are, this election is a choice. It’s a choice between a strong economy and a Labor Opposition that would weaken it.
‘It’s a choice between an economic recovery that is leading the world and a Labor Opposition that would weaken it. And risk it.’
Mr Albanese promised in his TV advert he would focus on strengthening the economy and pulling the country out of ‘skyrocketing’ debt.
‘Australians deserve a prime minister who shows up, who takes responsibility and who works with people,’ he said.
‘Debt has skyrocketed under the Liberals. They doubled the debt even before the pandemic. Labor will get spending under control so we can keep taxes low.’
Change: Mr Albanese promised in his TV advert he would focus on strengthening the economy and pulling the country out of ‘skyrocketing’ debt. (Pictured on March 5)