He’s dreamy, his pics are steamy, and yet, even Shawn Mendes still struggles with his body image sometimes.
The “In My Blood” singer sat down with Wonderland magazine to talk about how all his sexy photoshoots can mess with his self-confidence. “You know, the lighting was there, you have makeup and a hairstylist there. People are there to make you look amazing,” says Shawn. “And then they capture the photo for one second, and you look at it like, ‘Wow.’ But realistically, you can’t really fit the shoes of that person in that photo—even as that person.”
One example of that unrealistic-body-type pressure came after his Calvin Klein model shoot: “I can never live up to that guy,” Shawn admitted. “I don’t even know if that person is real.”
It’s alright, man, we understand. Body dysmorphia can be a challenge for anyone, no matter how ripped and athletic they might look. The important thing is to continue working on those thoughts and improving your control over them… and it looks like Shawn is well on his way, as he stripped naked (except for a well-placed guitar) in this pic for the mag:
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