Describe Matty J in three words. Our response? Hubba, hubba, hubba.
We’re sorry, but can we all just take a minute of silence to appreciate this materpiece?
Okay, you can continue to stare (it’s alright, no one’s judging), but we also have to point out a quality of Matty J you can’t see, yet makes him a thousand times hotter: his personality.
When asked what his favourite body part is, we figured he’d have to pick from either his hardcore abs, his eyes, or maybe even his charming smile. But instead he said something completely unexpected…
“The thing I admire about myself the most is the fact that I’ve been given a body that loves to exercise,” the 31-year-old tells myBodyandSoul.
“As a kid I’d spend all my time with a football, on my bike or in the surf. I can’t image living a life where I’m not exercising regularly so I’m thankful that I’ve been given a body that’s capable of so many things.”
Okay, so you can be blessed with a body, but that six-pack surely doesn’t come naturally?
When it comes to his weekly exercise routine, everyone’s favourite (former, soz) Bachelor makes sure he gets active whenever he can, by popping into the gym at least three times, going for a long run, and hitting the surf.
He then fuels his body with a truckload of food – and we really mean truckload.
“I always start the day with a bowl of porridge followed by an extra strong flat white. I’ll have a sandwich at midday, followed by a second lunch (usually left over from the night before) at 3pm, and then dinner at around 7pm, which is usually chicken or fish with a massive side of vegetables.”
And his day of eating doesn’t stop there.
“I have a massive sweet tooth so there’s no better way to end the day than with a cup of tea and dark chocolate.” Yes, he is living proof that life’s all about balance.
On top of his healthy (and extremely large) day on a plate, he lives by three simple rules, which help lead his balanced lifestyle: drinking at least two litres of water a day, getting eight hours of shut-eye, and making sure he pays attention to what he throws in his stomach.
But taking care of his own health isn’t the only priority in life. Yes, his family and friends mean the world to him, but his kind heart extends far beyond his strong bod, and the perfect world social media has displayed.
Matty is a huge advocate for preventing habitat deconstruction, in particularly, the homes of Australia’s very own koalas.
“Sadly we’ve been cutting down trees at lightning speed, in turn isolating koalas. This has contributed to the dramatic decline on koala numbers and their health, and the threat is increasing rapidly.”
The heartbreaking fact he points out is that as you read this, “beautiful animals are dying.”
What he urges everyone to do is get on board The Body Shop’s World Bio Bridge Mission, which is dedicated to funding philanthropic initiatives. And for the first time ever, this year will see The Body Shop bring this mission home to Australia, where they’ll be planting approximately 12,000 koala food trees to reinstate the koala habitat across 30 hectares in Noosa – an area close to Matty’s heart.
“This project will help turn the tide against the loss of habitat in the area, which is recognised as a biosphere reserve. By connecting the two key areas of habitat, the project will help the threatened koala population to eventually thrive again.”
Ugh Matty J, you sure you don’t have anymore red roses you’d secretly like to hand out?
To help Matty J’s mission to stop habitat construction, head to The Body Shop and pick up a limited edition Hemp Hand Cream. For every tube purchased, donations will be made to fund the project.
For more celeb tips, these are Emily Skye’s 4 simple tips to your best summer bod. Plus, this is what the woman behind Beckham’s six-pack eats in a day.
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