NICK “Honey Badger” Cummins admitted there was not much difference in his heart rate between squaring up to a 120kg bloke on the rugby field or meeting the bachelorettes.
In case you have been living under a rock, the former Wallabies and Western Force star is looking for love on the sixth season of The Bachelor Australia, starting August 15 on Channel 10.
“I’d rather a 120kg dude than the women marching in, all dolled up, dressed up like a pet lizard with their hair spruced up, high heels on and marching down the pitch,” Cummins said.
“You just have to stand there, hold your ground and deliver the goods. I had to do that many times on that first night. But good on ’em.”
Having never watched the reality television show before, Cummins said he was unprepared for his hectic schedule but glad he signed up for the experience.
“It’s all about love and what else in life is there?” he said.
“Family and friends never thought I’d do something like this and they’re dead right, but it’s 2018 and time to be the best me, change it up and try new things.
“I think the fact I got the opportunity makes me believe the universe works in funny ways. My brothers and dad were like ‘You beauty, go for it, get out on a few dates with a few birds’.”
Although Cummins has never been on a bad date (from his point of view), he said he did previously look for certain characteristics.
“Now it’s a whole different story,” he said.
“I’ve tried to forget about all that conditioning about a certain type I think I like and make it about how she makes me feel, not what colour hair she has.
“It was a big learning curve. Going on those dates you learn about yourself and about women. I definitely know more about women than I did before.”
Jovial when asked if he had found his special someone, Cummins had a simple response.
“You’re in luck because the show starts really soon and you’ll find out then,” he said.