During a pre-Super Bowl news conference on Friday, Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce revealed his source of confidence, both in front of the camera and in everyday life.
During a pre-Super Bowl news conference on Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs player, 34, admitted to being a “shy kid” growing up and claimed that his mother Donna Kelce’s “home videos” of him helped him gain confidence in front of the camera to the point where he now enjoys it.
“My mother’s home videos, man. “Just having that camera on me at all times,” Kelce told reporters, laughing, when asked where his confidence in front of the camera comes from. “Seeing
“What silly stuff am I going to do next?” he added.
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“Honestly, I’ve always been comfortable in the rooms that I’ve been in and I’ve just been fortunate that, I don’t know, I’ve been able to kinda look into a camera with ease, I guess,” he said. “I don’t know, it’s just having fun out there, I guess.”
Kelce went on to say that “sports for me is where I built my confidence.”
“You won’t believe it, but I was a shy kid growing up, up until I got onto the sports field, or the court, or the ice rink,” he told me. “And then I kinda let my personality show a little bit more because I was having fun, I was having success.”
“And that just kind of propelled me to have confidence in life,” he said.
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On Friday night, the Chiefs tight end pumped up his squad with an Instagram post ahead of their Super Bowl participation on February 11.
Kelce captioned a highlights reel from their recent AFC Championship triumph against the Baltimore Ravens with “Las Vegas, NEVADA,” referring to the location of the Super Bowl, where the Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers.
During the news conference, Kelce also discussed how he celebrated his triumph with girlfriend Taylor Swift, who joined the Chiefs star on the field after the AFC Championship game on Sunday.
“It’s another memory in the journey that we get to cherish, man,” Kelce told reporters. “And I’m fortunate that I got all the support I need off the field.”
He continued, “It gives me a reason to play that much harder on the field is the people you just mentioned,” referring to Swift, 34.
Following the Chiefs’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens last week, Kelce and Swift were spotted kissing and hugging on the field, surrounded by photographers and teammates.
Kelce told Swift on the field, “Tay, I’m gonna enjoy with the guys,” before kissing her and saying, “I love you.”
The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on February 11.