Shawn Mendes flaunts his ripped abs and his sexy smile while going shirtless for a photo shoot in L’Uomo Vogue‘s October 2016 issue.
Here is what the 18-year-old “Treat You Better” singer had to share with the mag:
On conquering 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.”
On what he looks for in a girl: “A good sense of humor and a strong personality.”
On what he learned from Taylor Swift: “There is no level of success that allows you to stop working hard. The way I stay ‘healthy’ 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 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.”
For more from Shawn, visit Vogue.it!