THE FACES OF DAN
WE’VE seen him in Neighbours, The Bill and as a buff ironman off our screens.
But last year, MacPherson found his old school photos while staying with his mum. He decided to post them on Instagram, as a message of support for kids who were struggling through their teens.
“It was almost a message of what ‘ myself now’ would say to that awkward, overweight 11- year- old kid who was getting teased. And the message was to any other kids out there going through that awkward pre- teen time,” he says.
“So much in the media is made about how you look and, for me, that was such an awkward time in my life. It was a message of support. One of my mantras is, ‘ You’re defi ned by the choices you make’. You probably don’t realise that at 11 or 12.
“It gets better. That was the message I chose to put out there that day.”