Surfing pin-up, fitness fanatic, non-drinker, humble, warm personality, Australia's Sportswoman of the Year - what's not to like about Sally Fitzgibbons?
At a time when Gen Y athletes have never been more on the nose, Mad Mondays, alcohol and nightclubs play no role in her life.
The 22-year-old Gerroa girl spends her "off-season" as the face of events like last week's Run Wollongong and NSW Police's Play Safe, Stay Safe campaign which urges young people not to binge-drink this summer.
For Fitzgibbons, being the face of such campaigns is not a professional athlete's chore but a welcome opportunity to be a role model.
"I know how much positive energy and balance in my life I get from exercising," Fitzgibbons said.
"I really carefully select them [causes] because I know that I want to pass on a really positive influence and I have a lot of fun doing it.
"In something like Run Wollongong, the City to Surf or the Bulli Burn everyone comes together and it becomes a really positive force and for all the funds to go to the kids, it's spectacular.
"I was stoked to be a part of it [Run Wollongong] as an ambassador. To do it here at home is the cherry on top."
Fitzgibbons, a state and national champion middle-distance runner in her youth, finished the 12km run in under 45 minutes and admits she sometimes feels more comfortable pounding the pavement than at the whim of mother earth on the World Surfing Tour.
"When you look at the sport of surfing and the sport of running and try to compare the two, sometimes I think I understand running a little bit more," she said.
"There's a finish line, there's a clock, whereas in surfing there's so many uncontrollables."
Those "uncontrollables" saw her finish runner-up on the tour in 2011 and 2012 and brought her tilt at this year's title unstuck, but Fitzgibbons said that will make her hungrier for her maiden world title next year.
"It's always tough knowing the heartbreak of coming so close to a world title," she said.
"I felt like I was at my peak this year compared to previous performances.
"I was surfing well and training really well so you just have to subconsciously hope your results are better than the year before. I've got to be happy with it [third place].
"It was cool to end with a really memorable win in France, that's for sure."
Her exploits in the water have made Fitzgibbons one of the most recognisable faces in Australian sport, so it is surprising to hear she was star-struck at the recent Women in Sport awards despite collecting the Sportswoman of the Year gong.
"Oh I was [star-struck] for sure. I'm the biggest sports nut and I'm such a big fan of so many of those girls.
"Watching their performances; they all had those inspiring goose-bump moments throughout the year.
"I was just there expecting to cheer everyone on but to win it - I was a little bit blown away."
Fitzgibbons believes that the same network is well on the way to producing a golden era in women's sport that could eventually see female athletes on par with their male counterparts in terms of earnings and exposure.
"I think it's definitely on its way," she said.
"Sport's all about moments and I feel that watching a really heartbreaking or successful moment in sport, no matter what the gender, I see that as all equal."