How well do we really know our politicians, and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's Backstory series goes behind the scenes into the lives, homes and childhood photo albums of our political leaders.
As a child she was a gymnist, a surfer and a debater. But now Nicola Willis is an MP and political protege, mentored by former Prime Ministers Bill English and John Key.
Newshub Nation visited her family home in Wellington to hear her Backstory.
Watch the video.