Genevieve LaCaze Grinds it at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

Attractive Australian steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze was a little more subdued this morning after crashing Kylie Minogue’s performance at last night’s Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

LaCaze was dared to run onto the stage by Games volunteers and she took the once in a lifetime opportunity. The head-turning runner was celebrating her 25th birthday and a 5th place in her event. Kylie had left the stage for a brief costume change when the volunteers made their suggestion. Their suggestion came as Ms LaCaze is from the Gold Coast, the site of the next Commonwealth Games and the idea of a Gold Coaster welcoming the Commonwealth to our next games seemed a great idea.

Plus, was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Ms LaCaze rushed onto the stage and started grinding to the music. This morning Ms LaCaze described herself as ‘shy’ and ‘usually a rule-follower’ Her only regret, she said, was not also grabbing the microphone and belting out a few tunes.

“I’m the one who worries about the consequences before taking the chance of doing something a little bit rebellious, but I thought, ‘It’s my 25h birthday.”

“I don’t know,” she told reporters, “I find 25 a number where you’re becoming an adult really, and I thought maybe one more childish act was in me.”

Genevieve LaCaze bumps and grinds on stage at Comm Games. Photo

Genevieve LaCaze bumps and grinds on stage at Comm Games. Photo

was born at Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterlands. She spent her schooling years in Logan, Queensland. However, whe won a scholarship to attend University of Florida in the U.S. and has lived there since.

Genevieve studied applied physiology and kinesiology. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2012, the same year she competed in the Olympics for Australia. It was a race she very nearly missed as she posted her qualifying time after the closing date. However, a last minute reprieve allowed her to don the green and gold.

In fact, Genevieve stumbled into the sport of steeplechase quite by accident. He college team lost their number one pick for the steeplechase at a university games event. Genevieve was asked to step in. And she fell in love with the event.

Genevieve has learned a lot from these games: She has been approached by FHM for modelling. She learned a lot about tactics – having had her race dictated to her by the seemingly unbeatable Kenyans. And she has found out that when she dances the world stops to watch.

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