Aboriginal budgies a billboard favourite

FLAG OUT WEST: A spectacular photo of Instagram user @jank_. It prompts brand Budgy Smuggler to warn competitors not to climb on the billboard.

FLAG OUT WEST: A spectacular photo of Instagram user @jank_. It prompts brand Budgy Smuggler to warn competitors not to climb on the billboard.

A MAN holding onto the billboard in an Aboriginal flag printed on the back of his budgie smugglers is a favourite for the design on a new billboard outside of Mount Isa. 

65 per cent of voters on a Fairfax Media Poll said this was their favourite photo. The brand Budgy Smuggler created a billboard outside the city last year with the claim that the best photo with the billboard would be the replacement. 

A topless woman in a cowboy hat facing away from the camera had the second highest number of votes; 15.36 per cent.

This photo had been leading in the poll on its second day. 

The Fairfax poll does not officially determine what photograph would be used. However, a Budgy Smuggler representative said the brand may consider the findings, and would have their own vote in several weeks. 

319 people voted among 20 photographs in the poll. But not every entrant in Budgy Smugger’s competition was used in the poll due to Instagram privacy settings. 

Votes for entrants such as a miner with a pickaxe and hardhat, and a local football team, would have been negatively impacted due to them being added later to the poll.