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Bonding with the Bull Sharks: Mikayla Pauga

Womens AFL star Mikayla Pauga holding an Aussie rules football in the air in front of the Arch.

Name: Mikayla Pauga

Sport/Club: AFL/Bond/Brisbane Lions

Study/Work: Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bond University Sports Centre (receptionist).

What’s your nickname and how did you get it?

Mikki, it’s a lot easier to say than Mikayla.

What are you currently streaming?

Gossip Girl (a little behind on the bandwagon).

You've got the day off, the weather is perfect and you’ve got money in your pocket. Where would we find you? 

At the beach, maybe on a yacht since I have money.

Who inspires you the most?

My mum - she can literally do everything and anything (supermum).

Who is your nemesis? 

My grade 8 English teacher.

What’s your superstition?

I have to eat eggs for breakfast. If I don’t I honestly believe I wouldn’t be able to function.

If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, who would they be?

Justin Bieber, Bailey Smith, Ryan Reynolds.

And if you’re the chef, what’s on the menu?

Ribs (heaven).

What is your greatest sporting memory? 

AFLW draft night - a surreal moment for me.

Who is your most annoying teammate and why? 

Ruby Sargent-Wilson from Bond because she’s an absolute pest. 

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