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Australian party teen turns pro
Corey Delaney
He said it was the best party ever. Now he wants to do more
The Australian teenager who threw a party while his parents were away causing thousands of dollars of damage says he is turning professional.

Corey Delaney, 16, told Australian television he was giving up plans to become a carpenter, and would DJ and host parties instead.

Corey shot to international fame last week when 500 teenagers attended a party at his home in Melbourne.

Police who came to investigate noise were driven off by drunken guests.

By the time reinforcements arrived with dogs, the revellers had reportedly caused A$20,000 ($18,000; 9,200) of damage.

Unrepentant

An unrepentant Mr Delaney - who is also known as Corey Worthington - said at the time that any other teenager wanting to host a home-alone party should get him to organise it.

He did a great party in the wrong place. We're going to put on a great party in the right place
Max Markson, agent
"Best party ever, that's what everyone's saying," he said.

Now he is putting his own advice into practice.

"Working on a building site was pretty hard. Now I've got a manager, life's good," he said.

The manager, celebrity agent Max Markson, said: "He did a great party in the wrong place.

"We're going to put on a great party in the right place."

Mr Delaney had originally hoped to keep the party a secret from his parents, but the world-wide publicity it attracted put paid to that. He temporarily left home to avoid his parents' wrath.

Since then, Corey has polarised public opinion.

He has become something of a hero for many young people, with some reports describing him as a Generation Z poster-boy.

But other people have criticised him as an arrogant brat. A website inviting people to "slap Corey down the street" has had more than 700,000 hits.

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SEE ALSO
Melbourne youth faces party bill
14 Jan 08 |  Asia-Pacific
Gatecrashers cause 15,000 damage
10 Jul 07 |  North Yorkshire
When teenage partygoers go bad
27 Apr 07 |  Magazine
Teens' parents' 134m repair bill
12 Aug 04 |  Business

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