Shawn Mendes bares abs in sexy ‘Flaunt’ Magazine shoot

Have mercy! Shawn Mendes has never looked better as he stripped it down for his latest photo shoot with Flaunt.

@shawnmendes is one of the covers for #thenocturneissue, photographed by @bradelterman and styled by @seanknight, here wearing @hermes coat and @guess jeans. . Film (available on directed by @tyler.kindred | Groomer: @heyannabee using @shuuemura and @armanibeauty| Producer: @richgreens | Location: #theevilrocknrollcat

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Besides showing off his good looks and killer body, the 18-year-old “Treat You Better” singer also opened up about some personal subjects in his adolescent, rockstar life. Read what he had to say below.

On love and relationships:

“Love is probably the strongest emotion that you can feel. 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.”

On staying grounded:

“If you have good intentions and your heart is in the right place then you’re gonna be okay, I’m trying to stay as real as I possibly can.”

On his songwriting process:

“The second you start trying to write about things that other people want to hear, it’s not as honest as it should be.”

On family:

“My family, growing up, all my cousins, all of us, we all spoke about how we were feeling, it wasn’t a hide your emotions type family.”

On being a “mischievous” kid:

“I don’t know. My friends and I would long board around, skateboard around, regular teenager guy things to do. … I’ve never lit a mailbox on fire, but, okay, I can’t say I’ve been perfect, but I’ve been okay.”

On growing up in the public eye:

“Having people watch you and judge you on everything you do—it makes it a lot harder. It’s definitely made me grow up faster than I would have. I feel like, what? 23 sometimes in an 18 year-old-body.”

Mendes Army, have you picked up your copy of Flaunt’s latest issue? Let us know at @CelebMix!

Written by Cayla Masters

Music, pop culture and cheesesteak lover. Follow me on Twitter, @caylamasters