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The fruit of fame

entertainment Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:39 IST
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Kylie Minogue may soon have a new variety of mango named after her. The Northern Territory News reported that mango growers in Australia want to name a new variety of the juicy fruit after the pop princess.

‘The Kylie’ is one of three new mango varieties being trialed by the Northern Territory’s Primary Industry Department. Politician Kon Vatskalis was lobbying the partners involved, to name one of the varieties after the singer. “I think Kylie should be so lucky to have this mango variety named after her,” the New York Post quoted Vatskalis as saying. “She is the princess of pop, and just like royalty, it would be fitting to have a Territory icon named after her. I am even going to send Ms. Minogue a batch ... to get her to be one of the first in Australia to trial this new variety,” he added.