Austin Mahone Won The iHeartRadio ‘Instagram Award’: Here Are 8 Shirtless Reasons Why

Mike Wass | May 2, 2014 2:44 pm

One of the most curious categories in the generally underwhelming iHeartRadio Music Awards was best Instagram account. The prestigious (?) award was won by teen heartthrob Austin Mahone, who seemed genuinely excited about it. So good for him. I checked out his Insta in the name of scientific research and quickly realized that his popularity on social media might have something to do with all those shirtless selfies.

Showing a bit of skin is a perfectly acceptable means of promotion in 2014 (just ask Miley Cyrus and Rihanna) and it seems to be doing the trick for him. The 18-year-old is enjoying his first real hit with Pitbull-assisted club banger “Mmm Yeah” and expectations are sky high for his debut mini-album The Secret. Find a collection of Austin’s fairly tame shirtless pics up top.

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