Married At First Sight NZ bride Anna Saxton debuts anti-bullying music video starring fellow castmates

Married At First Sight New Zealand bride Anna Saxton has debuted a new music video for her anti-bullying single 'Sticks and Stones', which stars several familiar faces from the Kiwi reality show. 

Saxton, who performs under the stage name Saxi, says the track is an "amazing, powerful anthem" that explains her experience of appearing on MAFS. 

Fitting, then, that she's joined in the clip by a cast of fellow MAFS participants, including Vicky Fuller, Rose Cruickshank and Jono Trenberth from season three, and Andrew Jury from season one. 

Married At First Sight NZ bride Anna Saxton debuts anti-bullying music video starring fellow castmates
Photo credit: YouTube/Saxi

In a series of self-filmed videos, the reality TV personalities mouth along to the songs lyrics, which include the line: "They try to cut me to the bone, but they can keep their sticks and stones." 

Trenberth sings to the camera from his living room, while Fuller has filmed her contribution in a paddling pool. 

At the close of the video, Saxton holds up pieces of paper on which she's written a message about the effects of cyberbullying. 

"My name is Anna Joy Saxton, and I struggle with mental health," the placards read. 

"Being the subject of online bullying made me have suicidal thoughts... our words affect people... think about what you are putting out there.

"New Zealand's suicidal rate is still one of the worst... but with your help together we can... spark conversation, reduce stigma and create a safe environment for everyone."

The message urges fans to "please reach out to someone and ask them if they are okay". 

Earlier this month, Saxton celebrated the news that 'Sticks and Stones' had reached the number 10 spot in the New Zealand top 20 charts. 

During her appearance on MAFS last year, Saxton surprised her husband at the altar by singing her wedding vows to him. The pair later went on to record a duet cover of TLC's song 'Waterfalls'.

Saxton's previous releases include her 2018 track 'Sex Craze'.

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