Former professional rugby player Devin Toner has said people come up and take photos of him just because of his height.
He was commenting after British TV presenter Richard Osman said his 6'7" stature has often made him feel "embarrassed".
Devin, who stands at 6'10", told Lunchtime Live this was particularly acute during his school years.
"It obviously got better for me once I came in the public eye and started playing rugby," he said.
"I 100% got it during school and all through my school years.
"I still get it when people don't know rugby, or don't recognise me, would obviously come up to me.
"I get people coming up and taking pictures of me just because I'm taller."
He said he was very conscious about it at times.
"When I got into first year, I was probably 6' 4" when I was 12/13 years old. I got to 6' 10" when I was maybe 17/18, and then it kind of stopped.
"Initially I didn't like it, I was quite self-conscious about it; maybe walking down Grafton Street I'd stay to the left and keep to the shops and avoid the crowds."
Devin said he "hated going to Gaelic Games or rugby games or standing in front of people.
"I think once you kind of get used to that, and once you grow up, and once you get used to it, you kind of feel confident about it.
"I kind of love it now, to be honest."
However, he said being taller has a price.
"Going to the cinema, or going to any shows, I have to make sure I get the aisle seat.
"I can't sit in the middle of the row, so I have to make sure I have my proper seats.
"Even on an airplane as well, I have to have the emergency exit [row] - so I have to double-check everything and obviously pay a price for it," he added.