EXCLUSIVE: Love Island Australia’s Matt Zukowski opens up about his body image issues and admits he ‘wasn’t healthy’ when he got in perfect shape for the dating series
Love Island Australia star Matt Zukowski revealed he gets ‘scared’ before posting selfies to Instagram because of his body insecurities.
The hunky reality television star, 27, opened up about body image on Thursday as he spruiked the healthy diet he’s been on with Youfoodz.
He confessed to Daily Mail Australia that he looked his best on the Channel Nine matchmaking show but struggles under social pressures to have a ‘perfect body’.
‘I really do feel a bit insecure if I post something [online] and I don’t look as lean as I have in the past,’ he said.
‘I feel like people know me coming off a reality show based around being summer body ready and being by a pool.’
Love Island Australia star Matt Zukowski, 27, (pictured) revealed he gets ‘scared’ before posting selfies to Instagram because of his body insecurities
He continued: ‘I have not posted a lot of photos because I’m scared of what people are going to say.’
Matt went on to say he was ‘not healthy’ when he maintained his figure for Love Island, but is now overall much happier with his health despite looming insecurities.
‘Now that I’m eating a healthy diet and keeping the right nutrition in my meals, I feel like I’m in a better headspace than I was back then,’ he said.
The hunky reality television star opened up about body image on Thursday as he spruiked the healthy diet he’s been on with Youfoodz
According to data gathered by Youfoodz, 69% of Australians feel pressured by the concept of a ‘summer body’, and often change their lifestyles to suit it.
But Matt insisted the key to healthy and happy living is a well-fed body fueled by regular and nutritional meals.
The podcaster’s confession comes just a few months after his split from ex girlfriend Genevieve.
He confessed to Daily Mail Australia he looked his best on the Channel Nine matchmaking show but struggles under social pressures to have a ‘perfect body’
Matt revealed the sad news during an emotional episode of his podcast Where’s Your Head At? in May when he told co-host Anna McEvoy that Gen dumped him.
He admitted he ‘crossed boundaries’ and ‘disrespected’ his partner, whose name he has tattooed on his bottom, and she ultimately broke up with him.
‘It definitely hurt. I still wish her the best and still have very strong feelings for her but it just didn’t work out,’ Matt told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
Matt said he still talks to Gen ‘on and off’ and wishes to ‘remain good friends’ with her, but is willing to give her space ‘so she can heal’.
It comes after Matt confessed he still has ‘strong feelings’ for ex girlfriend Genevieve who dumped him May after he ‘crossed boundaries’ and ‘disrespected’ her