Saturday, July 7 was a leisurely beach day for young talent, Austin Mahone, and daughter of actor, Stephen Baldwin, Hailey. The two were spotted in Miami Beach taking a dip in the ocean under the warm Florida sun. Baldwin sported a bikini with a bright retro print and Mahone wore khaki pants and showed off his bare chest.
The 16-year- old singer recently released his latest single, Say Somethin last month. His concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York on June 22 sold out in only 15 minutes! Hundreds of teenage “Mahomie” crazed fans flocked to the stadium to see the teenager in person.
The singer has a large fan base and is contuniuing to grow tremendously. The San Antonio native has over 100 Youtube videos with his rendition of covers by various artists such as Neyo , Justin Bieber, Mario and several more.
In a recent interview with former American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi, she commented on Mahone’s very authentic connection to his adoring teenage fans. “He knows how to connect. I think people feel attached to him because he’s so genuine. He lets them into his bedroom and talks to them in his videos. He’s got their notes on the wall. He’s got his mother, his grandmother there. It’s very much what they’re going through at that age.” Mahone is accessible to his fans through various social media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. He also released his Skype username so that his fans can contact him for a limited amount of time. In last months edition of The Hollywood Reporter, Mahone opened up about this phenomenon.”I thought it would be cool to Skype with fans on their birthday and spend, like, a half-hour with them. I did a couple of two-hour Skypes. I just hang out with them and play songs and stuff.”
The 16-year-old has his moments of awe as a teen himself from the mass of media attention.On Jun 6 the teen tweeted, “AHHH YEE!! I just saw myself on E news! That was so cool(: (:” He too had his share of starstruck with his idol, Justin Bieber, when they first acquainted last month at the Z100′s Elvis Duran studio in New York on Jun 21.The 18-year-old Girlfriend superstar made an impression on Mahoney. He told MTV News about his comparison to Bieber, “It’s not that bad of a thing. It’s cool because he’s such an inspiration to me and he’s so successful, and I just hope that I’ll be as successful as him someday.” Well, it seems that Mahone is on the right path to be the successor of his idol, Justin Bieber.
Launch the gallery to view photos of the teenage heartthrob Austin Mahone and Hailey Baldwin on a swim in Miami, FL!