Philips SensoTouch 3D Global Launch

Philips crowns John Skandalis Sydney’s smoothest sports dad at SensoTouch3D global launch

August 18, 2010


Sydney, Australia – Philips has crowned John Skandalis Sydney’s smoothest sports dad at the worldwide debut of its most advanced shave yet – the SensoTouch3D.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders cheered on West Tigers’ premiership winning prop John Skandalis, dual international Wendell Sailor and Parramatta Eels’ legend Nathan Hindmarsh at Wynyard Park as they navigated their facial contours with Philips’ new SensoTouch3D electric shaver – with John Skandalis being judged by the crowd as having the closest, smoothest shave of the three.

Adam Hawse, Thursday Night Live reporter for Channel Ten, reported the action live at the event, while the three high-profile athletes came to the competition with different strategies and facial hair lengths to truly test the power of the SensoTouch3D.

“I’ve been preparing for a week, testing out the SensoTouch3D in various conditions, so I knew I would be in a good position to take out today’s match,” said Skandalis. “I’m normally a wet shaver, so I was thrilled that the SensoTouch3D can be used wet or dry. It’s given me such a close shave that it’s put me ahead of the competition!”

Following the celebrity shave-off, three audience members were selected from the crowd to compete for their own SensoTouch3D. Ray Johnson of Sydney was the lucky winner, taking home a new SensoTouch3D from Philips, valued at $699 RRP.

Also announced at today’s event was a sneak peek of the upcoming Philips Sports Dad of The Year campaign. Adam Hawse announced the four NSW finalists, which includes event attendee Nathan Hindmarsh, plus James Courtney, Nicky Carle and Brett Kirk.

The public voting competition kicks off this Sunday, 22 August at Every person that enters and nominates their favourite Sports Dad has the opportunity to win one of four $5000 Philips Ultimate Father’s Day Grooming Packs.

Following the celebrity and public shave-off, John Skandalis, Wendell Sailor and Nathan Hindmarsh met members of  the public, signed autographs and posed for photographs with the crowd.

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