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 defined 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.”