You Probably Didn't Know These 11 Facts About Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is our #MCM this week, and it's not just because he gives us all the feels every time we hear is flawless voice. Shawn may be the only person we've met to rival our Harry Potter obsession and he has worked with so many great charities to make this world a better place for us all. We could go on and on with reasons why we adore him, but these are the most important ones.


Full name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (Sounds like the name of a Disney prince, tbh)

Hometown: Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Zodiac sign: Leo (He's most compatible with Aries, Sagittarius and Aquarius!)

Favorite food: Chocolate cake (He would eat a slice a day, if he could)

Favorite color: Green

Dislikes: Ladybugs (???) and tomatoes

Biggest influence: Ed Sheeran

Favorite Starbucks drink: Iced green tea and caramel iced coffee

Favorite emoji: ?

Fun Facts:

1. Shawn taught himself to play guitar when he was just 13.

2. And the guitar isn't the only instrument he plays. He also plays the piano. Still waiting on him to serenade us though…

3. Ed Sheeran may be one of Shawn's biggest influences, but Ed is also a fan of Shawn. Ed flew him out to L.A. one night for dinner. What a lad!


4. Shawn would DIE to collab with Eminem. Need this to happen!

5. He speaks English, Spanish and French.

6. He is a massive, MASSIVE fan of Harry Potter. He even has the wand from ever character hanging in his room. So sick!

7. He really enjoys cooking, so he's basically the perfect boyfriend.

8. His favorite Vine he's ever made is his "Summertime Sadness" cover, because he loves the raw emotion in that song.

9. Shawn's organized plenty of food drives to benefit Take a Bite Out Of Hunger.

10. But that's not the only amazing thing he's done to give back to the community. He also partnered with for his Notes From Shawn campaign, which promotes making someone's day by leaving a kind note for them — AWWWWW!!!

11. Oh, and we can't forget to mention his #BuildASchoolWithShawn campaign. Shawn raised enough money to build a new school in Shia, Ghana in just SEVEN days.


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