How Are We Feeling About Shawn Mendes’ Shirtless Photoshoot?

Shawn Mendes Flaunt Shoot (Scrren cap)

Just how much do you know about Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes? The 18-year-old pop star best known for the hit single “Stitches” was recently interviewed by Flaunt magazine, and gamely decided to participate in a shirtless photoshoot for the publication.

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“Love is probably the strongest emotion that you can feel,” he told the interviewer. “It’s very natural—and I wouldn’t want to say easy—but natural and comfortable to write about, and there’s so many different forms of it, millions of layers, you could write forever about it.”

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“I’m trying to stay as real as I possibly can.”

And honestly, is there anything realer than showing off your body for a Los Angeles-based pop culture magazine?

Well, probably — but still.

You can watch highlights from the photoshoot here: 

h/t: Attitude