A force to be reck­oned with

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Tanya MacNaughton

The ‘Honey Bad­ger’ is ready for love.

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.“

Hav­ing never watched the re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show be­fore, Cum­mins said he was un­pre­pared for his hec­tic sched­ule but glad he signed up.

“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.”

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