This year’s season of The Bachelor will premiere on Wednesday night.
And ahead of his debut, Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins has set the record straight on being perceived as just a ‘beefcake footy player’.
The 30-year-old told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Saturday of himself and his sports star peers: ‘We are multi-faceted beings’.
‘We are multi-faceted beings’: Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins (pictured), 30, has set the record straight on being perceived as just a ‘beefcake footy player’ in an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Saturday ahead of his debut as The Bachelor
‘People tend to put you in these categories and boxes, which is not who we are. We are multi-faceted beings,’ Nick said of the ‘meathead’ footy player stereotypes.
All I can say is there’s a few sides to me that I hope will come across. There is a rough and tumble side, there’s a spiritual side and there’s quite a caring side as well, the Channel Ten personality continued.
Nick went on to say however that being underestimated is a good thing, as it will give him an ‘advantage’.
The former Wallabies star’s comments come after he hinted to NW magazine on Monday that he has proposed, after finding ‘The One’ on the dating show.
‘I’ve got a much better understanding of love’: Nick hinted at having found ‘The One’ on the dating series, in an interview with NW magazine on Monday
‘Going into the show, I would have said I would not propose – not in a million years,’ he admitted to the publication.
‘But since actually living it, well, you’ll have to wait and see,’ he teased.
Eagle-eyed Bachelor sleuths already know the chiselled former athlete has already been on home stays with youth worker, Brooke Blurton, and Cassandra Wood, both 23.
‘Going into the show, I would have said I would not propose – not in a million years’: Controversial Bachelor Nick hinted he found The One on the reality dating show
Elsewhere in his NW interview, the handsome curly-haired Casanova went on to drop several other hints he has found his special someone.
Nick went on to admit that he’s got a ‘much better understanding of love’ and added that he believes in love at first sight.
In the past, Nick dated Norwegian artist Martine Thomassen for five years, but struggled to date after their break-up in 2016.
Could it be one of these two? Eagle-eyed Bachelor watchers know that contestants Brooke Blurton (left) and Cassandra Wood (right), both 23, have made it to the home stays
Having been in the spotlight for the past 10 years, he admitted that he wanted a woman who wasn’t caught up in his public profile.
Later in the wide-ranging interview, Nick admitted that his down-to-earth family had reservations about him going on the show.
He said they asked him if he was ‘sure’ about it, before adding that the male members of his family were more in favour of it than the females.
He said the ‘blokes in family’ thought, “You beauty, you’ll get to kiss a bunch of girls”, while the girls were a little bit more reserved about it.
Th Bachelor premieres on Channel Ten on August 15.
Hesitant: Nick revealed a number of his family members cautioned him about going on the show, adding the ‘girls’ were particularly hesitant. Pictured here with his dad and brothers