Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins has been confirmed as the star of The Bachelor 2018. The Australian Wallabies and Australian Sevens rugby player is set to bring some quality banter, action-packed dates and meme-worthy moments to the hit dating show.
If you're unfamiliar with the 30-year-old Aussie star, here are six things to know before the show hits our screens later this year.
1. He's Called The Honey Badger Because...
He adopted the moniker after watching a National Geographic documentary of the animal taking on a lion. His nickname quickly caught on, and has inspired a legion of lookalike fans.
2. He Was In A Very Serious Relationship
Cummins was dating Norwegian artist Martine Thomassen for five years before they called things quits 18 months ago. He hasn't been linked to anyone serious since.
3. He Looks Great Shirtless
This is very important in The Bachelor universe because, as the Bachelor, you are contractually obliged to run along a beach at sunrise with your abs on full display while a monologue about your "journey to find love" is played on voice over.
Okay so it probably isn't in the contract, but it's definitely been done 5/5 times and, naturally, the professional athlete has that typical Bachelor™ aesthetic to suit the shirtless montage.
4. His Post-Game Interviews Are Legendary
The larrikin is beloved for using hardly-known Australian phrases and slang in his interviews, and if you need proof that he's one of the funniest guys out there check out this compilation of his best moments.
5. He Loves Adventure
This season's bachelorettes are sure to be treated to some action-packed dates in the great outdoors, as Cummins is a very big fan of literally any activity that involves being in the water, in a park, in the snow, in the sky... you get the idea. The boy loves adventure!
6. He Loves Animals
Another important part of living that Bachelor life is loving adorable animals that can somehow be involved in the dates to make them more lively. Fortunately, it seems Cummins is rather fond of all types of animals, including one particularly sassy llama.