‘Scared’ Dogs star’s fake ‘nude’, $50k sex offer


Western Bulldogs younger gun Bailey Smith has opened up on the scary impression his meteoric rise to fame has had on his psychological well being.

The 20-year-old has spoken out on a podcast a couple of faux ‘nude’ image launched on AFL grand last day, earlier than including he was provided $50,000 to sleep with somebody. He additionally spoke about his battle with panic assaults and revealed he is now on treatment.

Smith says he is “afraid of being judged” and finds it “straightforward to really feel empty inside,” whereas sharing with listeners how he copes with the challenges.

Smith’s uncooked perception comes after he surpassed Sydney celebrity Lance Franklin’s 334,000 Instagram followers, giving him the second-highest variety of all AFL gamers behind Richmond champion Dustin Martin’s 338,000.

The Victorian began the yr with 130,000 Instagram followers and has since climbed to 337,000.

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“There was a faux ‘nude’ of me that received shared round Australia,” Smith mentioned on the Widespread Chase podcast.

“This was just like the day of the grand last, the most important sport of my life, and I get confirmed this photograph by the boys. They knew it was Photoshopped… It was bizarre. It received despatched round to everybody whereas I used to be taking part in after which after the sport I put this particular photograph up.”

Smith posted the true image accompanied with an eggplant emoji.

He was requested on the podcast if the faux ‘nude’ image had performed on his thoughts through the grand last, which the Bulldogs misplaced to Melbourne by 74 factors.

“I utterly left it there; I knew future Bailey can take care (of it),” Smith mentioned.

“Up to now – oh my god, that will ship me off.

“I ended studying (my direct messages) two weeks in the past.

“I am even getting these now. I do not understand how they received my quantity. Sends a screenshot of his checking account, $50,000 to sleep with this particular person.

“It would not cease going. Then I’ve had the stock-standard (presents).”

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Whereas 1000’s of followers see Smith as superhuman, given his chiselled six-pack, flowing golden mullet and fast rise to AFL stardom, he spends his free time like most different males of their early 20s.

“I do not know if it is a good coping mechanism, however I simply do not cope with it,” Smith mentioned.

“I acknowledge it, I do know it is there, it’s the elephant in my mind, however I ignore it as a lot as I can.

“The issues that floor me every day – I’m going get my espresso, going to the seashore from 10 til 2, my greatest mates, getting dinner.

“I give attention to what I need to do every day and what I need to get out of myself.

“I do not open up that a lot as a result of I am afraid of being judged and it is simply one thing that is received to do with me. Worry of simply being taken benefit of, as properly… You possibly can’t simply divulge heart’s contents to anybody. So I do not try this, but it surely’s been so refreshing over the previous couple of days simply to speak to you guys and never really feel alone.

“There are such a lot of folks round you and wanting this and that from you (that) it is really easy to really feel empty inside, as darkish as that sounds.”

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Smith has performed 67 AFL video games since being drafted to the Bulldogs from the Sandringham Dragons through choose seven within the 2018 nationwide draft.

He is rapidly developed into an elite midfielder, combining with the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae, Adam Treloar and Josh Dunkley in one of many strongest on-ball brigades within the league.

He says a easy reminder helps him off the sphere.

“Only for my day-to-day and one thing that helps me after I’m having a panic assault or simply having a down day: the solar will rise tomorrow,” Smith mentioned.

“Understanding that, no matter occurs, the solar will rise. Life goes on. It isn’t that vital. You are gonna die someday. It is such a small, minuscule a part of your life. Simply stay it like it’s.

“The factor that opened up so many doorways for me is, I do not know if it is cliche, is definitely engaged on myself, and I began taking treatment as a result of that is one thing I did not do for such a very long time. (You suppose), ‘I do not need to be weak, I can do it myself, it’s going to be so… rewarding if I simply get via it’.

“I bit the bullet and understood and accepted that I wasn’t proper on the time. Opened up so many doorways for me, by way of faculty, my training went via the roof after which soccer, that is been my dream since I used to be a child, my work ethic. Every part simply tied collectively.

“That vulnerability opens up so many doorways and, even when they are not the proper doorways, they’re those for you.”

Smith mentioned he had been medicated for about 5 years.

“I feel I used to be 15 (after I began on treatment). It is fairly younger, however I began being actually in tune with how I am feeling and why am I feeling this fashion, and I used to be fortunate as a result of my mum was good at serving to me try this as a result of she’s extra emotionally clever. When it comes to wanting to achieve success, it helps you with what you need to do.”

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