Today,Â L’Uomo Vogue Â has revealed images of Shawn Mendes in preview of his feature in the magazineâ€™s October â€œThe Charmersâ€ issue, and it features the singer/songwriter as you’ve never seen him before (in a good way).
The 18-year-old shared many things with the magazine, including how he conquers stage fright, what he looks for in a girl, and what he’s learned from Taylor Swift:
On conquering stage fright: â€œThe first few times I was really nervous. And in the end I always am whenever I step onto a stage, although now Iâ€™m more aware and confident. How do I beat the tension? I prepare my voice by eating manuka honey according to grandmotherâ€™s recipe. And then I isolate my mind, focusing only on the music.â€
On what he looks for in a girl: â€œA good sense of humor and a strong personality.â€
On what he learned from Taylor Swift: â€œThere is no level of success that allows you to stop working hard. The way I stay â€˜healthyâ€™ is by reminding myself that I sing out of passion, to have fun. I make music because I love it, but I want to keep my feet on the ground. My parents and my 12-year-old sister are proud of whatâ€™s happening, but they havenâ€™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.â€
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Shawn released his sophomore album Illuminate on September 23rd, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Debut single â€œTreat You Betterâ€ is Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has hit #1 at Hot AC and #2 at Pop Radio.
The albumâ€™s second single is â€œMercy,â€ which Shawn recently released a video for; view â€œMercyâ€ here: