Judith Collins reveals dream career - and it's not politician

National MP Judith Collins has revealed a very specific wish - she'd like to be a young Slovakian tennis player.

Asked on The AM Show if she'd change her appearance should money be no object, Collins went a step further and said she'd like to change not just her appearance, but her age, height, nationality and career path.

"I'm thinking of self-identifying as a 27-year-old six-foot Slovakian tennis player. I reckon I'd be excellent like that, and I would be even nicer than I am now if I was like that," she told host Duncan Garner.

"I could be that... But I want all the brains and experience that goes with not being a 27-year-old Slovakian tennis player, six-foot tall, who could serve like anything."

It's not clear if Collins was thinking of anyone in particular. The closest real-life tennis pro to Collins' ideal would perhaps be 30-year-old Magdaléna Rybáriková, who's 1.8m (five feet, 11 inches). Other options include Jana Čepelová, who's 26 years old but only 1.68m tall, and Viktória Kužmová (1.8m tall, but only 21 years old).

Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková. Photo credit: Getty

Labour MP Kris Faafoi, appearing on The AM Show alongside Collins, wasn't so keen to change his appearance - but wouldn't mind losing a bit of weight.

"Not the face, nothing around there... Ask me in about 20 years - I'll probably change my mind."

A non-scientific AM Show poll found viewers split almost 50-50 on whether they'd change their appearance, if costs weren't a concern.