Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins, who was this week officially announced by Network Ten as the next Bachelor, rose to fame thanks to his thick Aussie accent and often politically incorrect quips. But according to one media personality, the star is "quite different" in real life.
During an interview with Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM, Beau Ryan spoke about meeting the rugby-player-turned-bachie and said that he was surprised to discover what he's really like.
"What you see on TV is quite different to how he is in real life," he told the radio duo. "He's a bit more switched on, he's a bit more easy to relate to."
Beau went on to question whether he'll be able to maintain his trademark slang for the duration of the season.
"It'll be interesting to see what they do with him," Ryan said about the producers of the reality show. "It'll be interesting if they cut his hair or get him to talk different or if he can keep up that slang for 12 weeks."
And, considering some of his most famous one-liners, letting down that facade mightn't be such a bad thing:
"I was busier than a one armed bricklayer in Baghdad."
"Last year we were all sizzle and no steak, but now we're off like a bride's nightie."
"Like a midget in a urinal you gotta be on your toes."
During an appearance on The Project earlier in the week, the former rugby player took the panel by surprise as he spoke candidly and articulately about settling down and finding 'The One'.
Sure, he cracked a lot of jokes and pulled a lot of faces… but, as Beau pointed out, it's clear there's another side to the love-able larrikin.
"They say you get three loves in life. My first one, you know, probably cuts pretty deep. You're not really sure if it's infatuation or not," he told the panel, wearing a maroon-coloured shirt.
"And the second one — you know, it may be love. But maybe you don't understand, 'cause you're still young and inexperienced at the timings and both your lives haven't really hit the right connection, the right point."
He added: "So I suppose the third one — which — who knows, I could actually find — could be this one, where I've realised it's not infatuation, the timings of both of our lives have come to this point, and now we've connected and, hopefully, pressed forward into a happy future."
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The 30-year-old also spoke about what exactly he's looking for in a partner, revealing that at the end of the day he values "good vibes" over good looks.
"You can talk about hair colour and things like that - and that's all good for the eye, but it doesn't really last," he said, adding: "And you've got to go off vibes I reckon, mate."
And speaking of looks, you'll be please to know his trademark moustache isn't going anywhere.
"How far are you willing to go for love?," panelist Rachel Corbett asked Nick. "If one of these girls asked you to shave off your mo, will you do it?"
He was quick to reply with an emphatic "No," adding: "A girl who really loved me wouldn't put me in a situation like that... Mate, have you heard of that story about Sampson and Delilah - it's a Bible story. Basically, she cut off his hair and he lost all his strength."
"What I'm saying is - this thing right here [points at his moustache] - it's the key. It's the key, mate. It's the mojo."
It's understood the Port Macquarie-born athlete beat the likes of Jason Dundas and ex-Bachelorette contestant Cameron Cranley to be named this season's Bachelor.