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Budding TikTok Heartthrob Chooses Desert Livin’

Letty Mortensen wrangles weird wedges in Wade’s World.

elsewhere // Aug 10, 2023
Words by Coral McDuffee
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Letty Mortensen must like roadtrips.

Recently, he starred in our third installment of the most obscure road race in the world. And just months before, Letty strapped survival essentials to the roof of his Subaru Outback to chase lonely teepees through South Oz with Wade Carmichael.

On Highway, Letty became the Speedo Dweller— an object of desire. He’s played a pivotal role in attracting “broader audiences.” Others have since caught on . . .

@rusty_australia Replying to @Chiara Centorbi ♬ anything u can do. i can do better – just bored

The 11-minute video captures the finest parts of a grassroots surf excursion, where two friends drive 5,000km though rural green hues to a land of well-angled winds and disfigured waves.

“I learned Wadeo sleeps through anything, and I sleep through nothing,” Letty recalled after lassoing his runaway gazebo in 50 knots of wind. Even with an abundance of food, batteries, gear, mini-fridges, and even brews, camping in rural Oz will never be a piece of pie. Where the roadworn suffer, our stories blossom. And where they score, we enviously consume the content.

With tracks by Australicana strummers Floodlights and The Slingers, this glimpse at Letty x Wadeo’s venture may kickstart your quarter-life sabbatical. And we’re here to support.


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