Model Jesinta Campbell has revealed the confidence boost finding love with Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin delivered.
The former Miss Universe Australia, and Miss Universe second runner-up, recently told Australian magazine Women’s Health she did not feel confident in her own skin until she began dating the footballer.
“I feel so confident naked, which is funny — I never felt like that until I was with my fiancé,” the 24-year-old said.
“Maybe it’s because when somebody loves you so much, it’s easier to love yourself.
“You shouldn’t rely on someone else’s love to determine your love for yourself, but I think as you get older, the more comfortable you get in your body and skin.
“You realise your body is actually an incredible thing.”
The pair have been dating since October 2013, and were engaged in December 2014.
Campbell previously discussed her body image hang-ups, revealing in an interview in June 2013 she had plastic surgery to increase her breast size.
She later said although she stood by the decision, if she had her time again she would not have done it.
Campbell weathered a tough year in 2015 with fiancé Franklin, after he stepped aside from his AFL commitments due to a battle with mental illness.
She also discussed her fitness regime with the magazine, for a cover interview in its 100th issue.
But she said there was no hidden secret behind her look.
“You’ve just got to work hard. Fitness is a whole package,” she said.
“All the little pieces of the puzzle have to come together. For me, it’s about moving your body and being fit and active, eating the right foods, drinking the right things and relaxation as well, it’s that balancing act.
“It’s really individualised as well, so what works for me might not work for someone else.”