Reece Mastin buys his first home!
Most 18-year-olds are struggling to get through uni, living on two-minute noodles and scraping together loose change to pay for the bus, but not Aussie rocker Reece Mastin – who has just bought his first home in Sydney’s inner west!
According to The Daily Telegraph, the ‘X Factor Australia’ alum recently signed contracts on the two-bedroom apartment, buying it off a plan and renting a flat nearby with girlfriend Rhiannon Fish and another actor Bardiya McKinnon, until his new home is ready to move into.
“I'm no Hugh Hefner, I'm not a millionaire of the world but coming from a place growing up where we didn't have anything really to now, I couldn't ask for more really,” explained the ‘Shout it Out’ singer.
“I would never have expected to own my own place by now. To be getting one is awesome, like a new toy or something.”
The singer relocated from his hometown of Adelaide up to Sydney after winning the ‘X Factor’ crown back in 2011.
“It was tricky at the start, I was living in a hotel,” continued Mastin.
“I was living out of a suitcase and so it was great to settle down and have all my stuff there.”
But while Mastin admits that people often see him as “cocky,” he says it’s because of that persona and his hard-working attitude that he’s got to where he is today.
“I think people think I'm cocky but I'm not going to change who I am,” he dished.
“People can take it the way they want. At the end of the day, it is my name that is on everything so I work as hard as I can to get things the way I want them.”
Written by Lucy Slight