Clearly wanting to put his best foot forward to impress Sophie Monk The Bachelorette, Apollo lost a lot of weight before making his debut on the show.
“I lost half my body weight,” the 24-year-old told NW.
But his dramatic weight loss was actually live saving after the magician suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago.
“I put on 40 kilos, weighing 150kg, was mega-stressed, not happy and went through a bit of depression. Then I had a heart attack,” he told the magazine.
Apollo, real name Jake Spence, revealed to the publication that after the heart attack he “ended up in critical care for two weeks” and it forced him to totally “reassess [his] life”.
That is when he decided to turn to magic and performing and hasn’t looked back since.
The magician blew Sophie away last night The Bachelorette after impressing her with some magic tricks.
The 37-year-old couldn’t believe he was actually a magician because he wasn’t a total “nerd burger”.
Apollo is currently one of the 16 male suitors left vying for Sophie’s heart.