AFL heartthrob Bailey Smith turns heads as he strips off for a refreshing dip in the South of France

AFL heartthrob Bailey Smith took to Instagram to show off his impeccable physique on Wednesday.

The Western Bulldogs star, 23, shared a gallery of photos from his getaway to the South of France.

In one photo, Smith stripped down to reveal his his incredibly gym-honed body and six-pack abs as he took a refreshing dip in the waters of the Mediterranean.

Sporting a pair of stylish board shorts, the footy sensation also turned heads with his signature mullet.

Another snap captured the footballer savouring a coffee and croissant at a local café.

AFL heartthrob Bailey Smith, 23, (pictured) took to Instagram to show off his impeccable physique on Wednesday

In one photo, Smith stripped down to reveal his his incredibly gym-honed body and six-pack abs as he took a refreshing dip in the waters of the Mediterranean

In one photo, Smith stripped down to reveal his his incredibly gym-honed body and six-pack abs as he took a refreshing dip in the waters of the Mediterranean

Smith has played as a midfielder for the Western Bulldogs since 2019. 

The young star has been ruled out of the 2024 season after tearing his ACL in training in December.

The marauding midfielder, who was embroiled in a white powder scandal last year, vowed to be ‘a good boy’ while on the sidelines to help his recovery.

‘Do my rehab as well as I can and do all the right things and be good on new years, no drinking etc … just be a good boy and look after it, because I’m really motivated to come back bigger and better,’ he said at the time.

‘As long as I still train, I don’t mind. Hopefully I can inspire a few of the boys who don’t feel it when they get in to train and they see me in a full sweat each day, hopefully that can spur them on a bit, that’s sort of my motivation, is to try and have a positive impact on others,’ he said.

‘It’s only a small part not being able to run out on weekends so as much support as I can be for the group is sort of the goal.’

Smith will be out of contract at the end of 2024, with Hawthorn and Geelong monitoring the athlete. 

The Western Bulldogs star shared a gallery of photos from his getaway to the South of France

The Western Bulldogs star shared a gallery of photos from his getaway to the South of France

Bailey took a dip at Paloma Beach, located on the northern side of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Bailey took a dip at Paloma Beach, located on the northern side of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 

He was sure to capture the best that the South of France has to offer

He was sure to capture the best that the South of France has to offer 

In an ominous sign for the Bulldogs, Smith said he will think about his future when he is in the right ‘headspace’.

‘Once I get training and stuff, that’s when we’ll properly put the mind to it,’ he said.

‘Right now I’m just going through the motions with the knee and just trying to get in a good headspace and a good space with the knee itself.’

Smith is planning on doing boxing and weight training sessions during his stint out, in a bid to inspire his teammates during their campaign.

The 23-year-old has a burgeoning Instagram following of more than 329,000 and lucrative sponsorships with Monster Energy, McDonald’s and Cotton On.

Bailey confirmed his relationship with girlfriend Gemma Dawkins in 2022. 

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