Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shawn Mendes

#MCM of the week
September 03, 2018

1/ He is a huge fan of Harry Potter. He even has a collection of wands from every character.

2/ He went to therapy to combat anxiety, which he addresses in his single "In My Blood". He revealed this to The Sun: "I found I was closing myself off from everybody, thinking that would help me battle it, then realising the only way I was going to battle it was opening up and letting people in."

3/ When it comes to dating, Shawn has a thing for the older ladies. To date, he hasn’t had any public relationship but rumors linked him to Taylor Swift who is 10 years older than him. “I have a sore spot for older people who are weird around younger people," Shawn said in an interview with Billboard magazine in 2016.

4/ He learned to play guitar at the age of 13, using Youtube guitar videos as tutorials.

5/ Things he dislikes? Deep water (no swimming there for him!), mosquitoes (he’s allergic to these tiny creatures) and tomatoes (but his loooves chocolate-chip cookies!).