This article was written by Fanpop guest contributor Kailyn T.
Pop singer Austin Mahone has been referred to by the media as the “second coming of Bieber.” And hey, with all of the legal trouble the Biebs has been in lately, it’s probably about time to replace his posters on your wall with a new, fresher-faced pop star.
Here are seven reasons why we think Mahone is more worthy of your affections.
1. He’s a 76ers Fan
If you love the Philadelphia basketball team the 76ers, then you and Mahone have something in common. He has said that he wears one of their hats every morning after he gets out of the shower because it “makes [his] hair look the best.” (Go 76ers! In addition to being a pro-basketball team, you also have a keen fashion sense!) Mahone has admitted that he wears many hats because he’s not a fan of how his hair normally looks.
2. He Met Taylor Swift
He wasn't even born when Dr. J was doing his thing!
Mahone met pop singer Swift in a coffee shop years before he became famous. Swift had given him some advice which apparently did him a world of good, because now he can say that he’s been on a cross-country tour with Swift during the tour for her latest album, Red. (They apparently even took to throwing apples at each other backstage!) So it’s possible that we might never heard of Mahone if it weren’t for Swift’s advice.
3. He Enjoys Watching Chick Flicks
(source: @tayorswift13 on twitter)
Mahone has admitted to watching the film Dear John, which was based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. (Sparks also wrote the novel The Notebook, which was also turned into a chick flick.) Mahone has said that he actually enjoys watching chick flicks every once in a while.
4. He Aims High
Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried? What's not to love!
He may be experiencing his first taste of success now, but he’s not stopping there. Mahone has said that one of his biggest goals is to win a Grammy Award. He would also love to go on a world tour.
5. He Loves Japanese Girls
If you’re one of Mahone’s Japanese “Mahomies,” then you may be excited to hear just how much he loves Japan. On a recent visit to the country, he tweeted a photo of himself surrounded by pretty Japanese girls with the caption stating that he was “in heaven.” He also ate sushi for the very first time there.
6. He is Appreciative of His Fans
The Japanese fans love Austin! (source: @autstinmahone on twitter)
There’s nothing worse than an entertainer who doesn’t take the time to show appreciation for his or her fans. After all, without your fans, you have no career, right? Who’s going to listen to your music then, or watch your movies?
Mahone is always taking the time to show his love for his “Mahomies,” like signing autographs and taking pictures with them. MTV reported that back in February, he even took eight lucky fans out for dinner on Valentine’s Day! Mahone also hangs up some of the fan art that he receives on his wall.
7. He Doesn’t Like the Taste of Alcohol
You would never have to worry about Mahone getting drunk at a party and getting into a fight (or doing something else he regrets), because he does not like the taste of alcohol. (Your moms must love hearing that one!)
Clean and sober? (source: Wikimedia Commons)
That's all we have for now. Be sure to check out Austin's new album, The Secret, available starting May 27, 2014!
New album coming out May 27, 2014!