Gold Coast Candyman Travers Benyon is under fire from Instagram. Picture: Instagram
Gold Coast Candyman Travers Benyon is under fire from Instagram. Picture: Instagram

Candyman’s racy Instagram shut down

The infamous Candy Shop Mansion Instagram account has been shut down due to "inappropriate content".

The account, which had 800,000 followers was shuttered on February 10 without any warning, Candy Shop Mansion event manager Belinda Gavin said.

"It's been destructive for us because we were just about to roll out more marketing," Ms Gavin told Daily Mail Australia. "Instagram is how we communicate with our fans."

Travers Benyon and some of his ladies. Picture: Instagram
Travers Benyon and some of his ladies. Picture: Instagram

The Candy Shop Mansion is the home of Gold Coast businessman Travers Benyon, who's well known for the wildly lavish - and risque - parties he throws.

Usually featuring half naked DJs, and attire that veers on optional, the parties are a hot ticket on the Gold Coast.

To get into Benyon's massive Freaks Unleashed party last year, prospective revellers had to send a photo and fill out a questionnaire which asked them to open up about their freakiest traits.

The Gold Coast businessman lives with his wife and a multitude of women. Picture: Facebook
The Gold Coast businessman lives with his wife and a multitude of women. Picture: Facebook

Benyon, who owns FreeChoice Australia, often coughs up $500k to pay for the parties.

"For years, it has been a hushed hot spot of the elite, a haven to escape normality and enter a world of fantasy and freedom," the Candy Shop Mansion's website says.

Described as Australia's Hugh Hefner, Beynon lives in the mansion with his wife, girlfriend and up to four other women each night.

"Travers is a provocative entertainer - there are no boundaries he won't exceed," the Candy Shop Mansion website says.

"Beautiful women, designer clothing and fast cars do not define Travers. What defines him is his desire to break the rules, challenge mindsets and redefine entertainment."

Travers Beynon poses with some girls auditioning for the Candy Shop Mansion. Picture: Instagram
Travers Beynon poses with some girls auditioning for the Candy Shop Mansion. Picture: Instagram

Benyon's personal Instagram account is still active.

The businessman told News Corp Australia in 2017 that he has four women in his bed "on average".

"I often don't get much sleep," he said. "What I'm like in business, life or sport, I'm like that in bed. They love my imagination and my creativity. You need that when you've got multiple girls.

Travers Benyon is known for his wild parties. Picture: Facebook
Travers Benyon is known for his wild parties. Picture: Facebook

"I think I come up with a new position every week. Bedroom time isn't for me; it's to stimulate the girls. To be good in bed it's not about you."

 

Travers Beynon at home. Picture: Instagram
Travers Beynon at home. Picture: Instagram


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