Why Shawn Mendes Is Not Just the Flavor of the Month

July 22, 2014 10:15 PM

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In a world drowning in tweets and likes, it's hard to differentiate the talented from the... not-so-much. Times were simpler in the 90s. There were really only two all-American boy bands, and if you were a teen girl, you picked a side. You were an 'Nsync'er or a Backstreet girl. Now the pop music industry seems to pump every blue-eyed, baby-faced social media star in the faces of teen girls to the point that teens no longer care if the flavor of the month boy is even talented.

MAGCon, or Meet And Greet Convention, is a tour that allows fans to meet and greet their favorite social media stars: teenage boys with millions of followers on Vine and YouTube. For many of them, their claim to fame is their face. That's it. It seems absurd, really. Especially considering some of t...

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