In a new interview, we get to hear Shawn discuss some of those underwear-and-oil moments, as well as a battle of muscles he might be planning with none other than Justin Bieber…
20-year-old Canadian hottie Shawn Mendes is touring Europe these days, and during the London-leg of his tour, he stopped to have a chat with Roman Kemp from CaptialFM radio.
Naturally, Roman had to compliment Shawn on how good he looks on stage these days. “I think that energy is down to the fact that you’re wearing a tank top on stage, and you’ve been doing copious amounts of press-ups before each show.”
“At least 300 push-ups, and covered in oil…”, Shawn answers half-jokingly (hey, it’s probably only 150 push-ups).
But Roman comes back to that image of oil being rubbed all over Shawn’s body. “Has someone rubbed oil on your body for a photo?”
“Yes. When you’re in those situations, and you have three people – one is rubbing oil on you and one is fixing the underwear, you just take a deep breath and go ‘this is it, this is what it is now…'”
Later, Roman brings up the ongoing feud between Shawn and fellow Canadian star Justin Bieber – as there’s an ongoing question on who would be better at ice hockey (a popular Canadian sport.)
Just so we’re clear – he’s a better ice hockey player than me. And I know this… It’s a fact that he’s better, I’ve seen him play and skate. Now, I can practice and in a couple of weeks I might get a little bit better than him…
And what would be a sport where it would be easier for Shawn to beat Bieber? “Weight lifting, definitely”.
We’ll pay to see that match. (Oh and just a reminder – Shawn said he would pay $500 for Justin Bieber’s used underwear. Maybe that could be the prize for the one who gets the trophy?)
Anyway, watch the full interview right here: