Dami earns keys to success
Published: 04 Dec 2013
Just one month after winning the hearts of our nation, Australia’s newest pop icon, Dami Im, has been presented with the keys to her hometown.
The Logan resident shot to fame when she was crowned winner of The X-Factor series.
Dami has since earned herself an Australian first, being the only X-Factor contestant whose single and self-titled album have both topped the ARIA charts at number one. Her album was one of only 13 Australian recordings to hit the top of the ARIA charts this year.
Humbled by today’s presentation, Dami said she was honoured to receive the Keys to the City.
“To have the Mayor reward me with such an honourable key to the city is something that I could have never imagined would happen to me and I feel so blessed,” she said.
“There are so many talented kids in Logan and I want to reach out and encourage them to believe that they can achieve their dreams.
“No matter your background, you’ve got to believe in yourself and I hope I can inspire others to do the same.”
Logan Mayor Pam Parker said she couldn’t be more proud of Logan’s singing sensation and thought it only fit to recognise such inspirational achievements and determination from the young pop star.
“Dami is an example of the many wonderfully talented young people here in Logan City,” she said.
“She has shown such incredible strength and resilience throughout her rise to fame and her attitude truly reflects the values of our amazing community.
“She set out with a dream and has proved that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.
“Dami’s passion is inspirational and she is a role model to many in our community.”