Spread the loveShe’s arguably the most highly regarded politician in the world right now. But before Jacinda Ardern was leading New Zealand through the... New Zealand Prime Minister used to be a music DJ
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She’s arguably the most highly regarded politician in the world right now.

But before Jacinda Ardern was leading New Zealand through the worst tragedy they’ve faced in recent times it seems she was headed down a very different path.

Old photos of the mum-of-one have emerged, showing her performing at a festival — mixing up tracks for the Kiwi crowd as a fully-fledged DJ.

In the epic snaps, Ms Ardern can be seen egging on the crowd as she spins away on a professional mixer.

It sounds rather unbelievable as it’s such a different direction from the role we know her in today.

But if you scroll back far enough — and we mean way back to April 2013 — there’s further evidence of her love of music.

In one post, Ms Ardern sports a retro red singlet as she spins some tunes at a record store event.

“There’s still time to come join record store day festivities at Real Groovy! Thankfully, you’ll miss my attempt at being a DJ,” she wrote.

While Ms Ardern didn’t rate her performance, someone else did — taking to Twitter to reveal her blend of a Beatles number into Toy Love (a NZ punk rock band) was “excellent”.

She returned to play at the same event a year later, looking much for comfortable behind the decks second time around.

During this spin, she revealed she had her “first ever request” — appearing to be delighted about the accomplishment.

While she never grew out of her amateur status, she became confident enough to play at a friend’s wedding, local NZ music website Spin Off once reported.

They also stated she performed at the University of Auckland where she “came offstage during her set to have a dance with the crowd”.

If you’re still in doubt, there’s even a full playlist on Spotify from her Laneway Festival set in 2014 and it features some pretty catchy tracks.

These included classics such as the Spice Girl’s Wannabe, The Beatles Come Together and No Scrubs by TLC.

Credit: news.com.au


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