Nat Fyfe’s natural habitat is a football ground. He feels at home out there.
He’s also at ease flying helicopters, driving trucks and riding horses.
So what makes the reigning AFL Players’ MVP nervous? On a recent photo shoot for Men’s Health magazine, the supposed Superman’s kryptonite was uncovered.
“This isn’t where I am most comfortable, I suppose,” Fyfe admitted.
“Doing cover shoots and things like that. It’s a bit new to me.”
“My footballing role models had a huge impact on my life, so I understand that I have a job and a duty and I take that really seriously.” – Nat Fyfe
Fyfe spent a day being pampered and preened ahead of being featured in an upcoming edition of the magazine.
“Footballers are often painted as these vein, self-obsessed type people, so this would only fuel that,” he joked.
“The whole nature of the magazine is about men’s health and my physical transformation so in the interests of the magazine I will do what I am told.
“I am not accustomed to getting make up done regularly, it’s a bit different. If I could look this good all the time it would be great though.”
Through the shoot Fyfe’s famous mop of hair was prepared with a little more time and thought than he usually invests.
“My usual hair regime? There’s not much thought that goes into it. Towel-dry after shower, then I pretty quickly cover it up with a hat or a beanie so I don’t have to deal with it.”
The Men’s Health shoot was different to a normal day off for the Brownlow Medal favourite.
The low-key country lad likes to get away from the pressures of footy and fame when he gets the chance.
“In my time off away from footy I spend a fair bit of time getting away from the public. Whether that’s surfing or my helicopter.
“I am just in a comfortable space where I am away from any expectations or pressure.
“I think I am just more aware how I am perceived and the image I am putting out to people.
“I really take the responsibility of being a role model to kids really seriously.
“My footballing role models had a huge impact on my life, so I understand that I have a job and a duty and I take that really seriously.”