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.
“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.”
“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: