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Home and Away’s new hunk Kawakawa Fox-Reo, 22, feared he was too ‘skinny’ to strip down to boardshorts during filming

' I was afraid of what people will say ': Home and Away's latest hunk Kawakawa Fox-Reo, 22, thought that he is too ' skinny ' to drop while shooting to boardshorts.

Earlier this month he entered Home and Away team as Nikau Parata. Yet his new role did not come without consideration for Kawakawa Fox-Reo, who announced on Saturday that he worried he would be too' skinny' to join the cast— who shoots most of the scenes in swimwear. According to Sydney Confidential, Kawakawa, 22, revealed that, when the shooting began six months ago, he was' worried about what people might think' about his appearance.

Opening up: Since joining the cast earlier this month, Home and Away newbie Kawakawa Fox-Reo (right) opened up regarding his body insecurities. Pictured with new fellow castmates Ethan Browne (far left) and Rob Kipa-Williams (center)'I've always been a skinny kid,' he told the publication. I became self-conscious of how small I was.' Nevertheless, Kawakawa, who relocated from New Zealand to Australia to appear on the famous soap, said during shooting that he learned

to' get over himself,' a step that significantly improved his confidence. I learned to love myself. If you respect yourself, who worries about what anyone else says,' he said.

I learned to love myself. Kawakawa said Kawana joined the cast alongside fellow New Zealand actors Ethan Browne and Rob Kipa-Williams because you respect yourself fully, who worries about what anyone else says.

Rob, alongside his on-screen brother Tane, played by Ethan, and nephew Nikau played by Kawakawa, plays the role of Ari Parata-and will do so for the next three years.

Ari made his first appearance on the show playing a victim when in the 2019 season finale the local hospital was locked up during a siege.

Meet the new Home and Away hunks: Kawakawa (center) was joined by Ethan (right) and Rob (left) as the newest stars of Summer Bay in January Until his series appearance, Ethan defined his role as a ' mayhem creator, the sneaky sibling and quite free-spirited. ' Ethan continued to say, though, that his character is ' family-oriented ' and he wants to ensure that he holds his uncle and grandfather together. Heartthrob: Maori star Rob was welcomed to

Home and Away in the 2019 season finale where he played the savior when the local hospital was locked down during a siege

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