If someone had’ve said that it would take Cameron Cranley less than one minute to convince me that chocolate Easter bunnies are a food group, well, I actually would’ve believed you.
That’s because, after going for a run (yes, a run) with this reality TV star as part of THE ICONIC SPORT Challenge, in just six minutes, Fireman Cam ~literally~ swept me up into his arms for a did-that-just-happen Instagram shot that I may or may not have sent to my mum as soon as his back was turned.
^^^ Shameless? You betcha.
While quite possibly wondering why I was heavily perspiring sitting in an air-conditioned room post-jog (it was the, err, 800-metre run, not nerves, I swear), the 26-year-old nice guy let me in on what the Bachelor boys got up to when Georgia Love wasn’t around and why Matty J will make a fitting new-season Bachie.
This is what else Cam told us...
“The gym inside the [Bachelor] house was a rough gym but we made do - we even used some ropes to tie to the roof to do pull-ups."
“Everyone had their own workout routines. Matty J, at that point of time, was really big on doing, say, a 3K sprint, a sprint on a rower, then burpees and go through that a couple of times.”
“Lee and I liked to wake up in the morning and do hill sprints and go for a run – that was kind of our morning ritual. Then we’d go to the gym and lift.”
“I went hard on the free food in [the Bachelor] house [laughs], so the workouts balanced it out.”
“At the moment, I love Easter bunnies [laughs]. Cadbury Easter bunnies get me so bad. Especially when their broken, because I’m like, ‘Oh, they’re busted, so I just eat it’ [laughs].”
“For work, I obviously have to be fit, so I’m given time at work to use the gym and keep fit. We get an hour to an hour-and-a-half each day to get in the gym, do ergo training, anything to keep fit."
“So I tend to lift as well as do a bit of core work. I lift outside of that, and I also like to box a couple of times a week.”
“I think he would be great at it. Honestly, people may have had him as the underdog [in The Bachelorette], but for the guys in the house, he was always a front-runner from the very start.
“We all knew he’d be there through to the end just because of his personality; he’s quick-witted, funny – he’s a bit of a package deal. I think he’d do very, very well because he’s not a boring character.”
“You know what, he’s the kind of guy I’d set my sister up with if she wasn’t married because he is authentic. He’s just a good guy.”
Cameron Cranley is the WA ambassador for THE ICONIC SPORT Challenge, running from Monday, February 27-May 28, with free registrations now open.