Shawn Mendes showed fans a different side of the singer, literally, in a new photo shoot for L’Uomo Vogue.
The 18-year-old Canadian heartthrob had plenty of shirtless pics to share on his official Instagram, from his spot in the magazine’s October 2016 issue.
It wasn’t all show for Mendes, however, who also dished on his career and how he conquered his stage fright: “The first few times I was really nervous. And in the end I always am whenever I step onto a stage, although now I’m more aware and confident. How do I beat the tension? I prepare my voice by eating manuka honey according to grandmother’s recipe. And then I isolate my mind, focusing only on the music.”
And for a girl hoping to score a date with the dreamy “Stiches” singer, he says the formula is easy: “[I look for] a good sense of humour and a strong personality [in a girl].”
He also revealed what lessons he learned from megastar Taylor Swift: “There is no level of success that allows you to stop working hard… I want to keep my feet on the ground. My parents and my 12-year-old sister are proud of what’s happening, but they haven’t changed anything in the way they act around me. And the same is true for my old friends, who are and remain my whole world. It was with them that I celebrated my 18th birthday on August 8th.”
Check out more of Mendes’ pictures from the October 2016 issue of L’Uomo Vogue.