GIF To Know Jacob Whitesides...
Find out how the budding American singer-songwriter got that scar on his face to how he almost got spanked by his principal...seriously...
Guess what? This afternoon MTV are bringing you the exclusive premiere of YouTube sensation Jacob Whitesides' brand new music video 'Not My Type At All'!
Jacob has blowing up in America and online, he's got an army of followers on Twitter (1.57 million and counting) and he's even toured with Fifth Harmony.
Our mates in the States did some digging and ahead of this afternoon's treat we present 10 fun facts about the teen star in a handy GIF list...
1. He’s The Biggest Cat Person, Ever
Jacob’s house is “kind of a farm” with six cats, a dog and a guinea pig named Princess, but when it comes time to pick a favorite, cats have his heart, especially Isabella. “My cat Isabella, she doesn’t get along with anyone else. She’s kind of like me, like very anti-social and fierce. So we speak to each other on a spiritual level and we cuddle every night. So it’s pretty serious.”
2. Cat Scars
But it seems like he and Isabella may have a love/hate relationship, since he “almost died on New Year’s” because of her. “I tried to kiss my cat on New Year’s because I had no girlfriend, and she hit me in the face really hard. I started bleeding. Then I healed. Then I was shaving, because I’m really good at shaving my face, obviously. Then I cut it and it was just like [weird sound]. Now I have this bruise looking thing on my face.”
3. People Mistake Him For A Wolf
No not a real wolf, the Taylor Launter “Twilight” kind of wolf. “Sometimes I get Jacob Black. I look at indirects on Twitter and all I do is search ‘Jacob.’ So I see Jacob Latimore, Jacob Black, and me,” he said. “So I have to weed though Jacob Black tweets, especially when “Twilight” marathons are on. So it’s really difficult for me.
4. He Only Thinks ’Outside The Bun’
If you ever want to take Jacob out to eat, here’s a hint, go to Taco Bell because that’s basically all his diet consists of. “I’m a fritos burrito guy. Me and Taco Bell have a love relationship on twitter; they follow me. Out of 16 people they follow me, so I’m very loyal to my girlfriend, Taco Bell.”
5. First Kiss Nightmare
Jacob’s first kiss was a “really big deal” for him since he was dating an older woman (she was a freshman, he was in 6th grade), but when it came time to pucker up, things didn’t go as planned. “We dated four months and did not kiss once the entire time. Just really passionate hugs. We were at the football game and when the game was over I walked up to kiss her, I kissed her and her parents were right behind me. I just like, almost threw up because I was like ‘this is so friggin’ awkward.”
6. Camila Is His Crush
Fifth Harmony fans don’t get mad, but Jacob’s got a crush on your girl Camila Cabello. “See I get in trouble with these because Fifth Harmony fans hate when artists talk about Camilla as their celebrity crush, but I’ve definitely been crushing on Camilla. I’m sorry Fifth Harmony fans. Don’t hate me. It’s just a crush. I don’t look at her, don’t worry. I can’t make eye contact.”
7. You Won’t See Him Behind The Wheel
Jacob has a car, but he doesn’t have a permit or a license and it doesn’t look like he’s getting one anytime soon, and why wouldn’t he? He has his mom. “I haven’t been motivated yet to go get my license and stuff. Plus I’ve never been a big car guy so I’ve been riding around on planes and busses. My mommy drives me around in my Scion FR-S, it’s very nice. I actually go back from the driveway a lot so that’s fun. I’ve gotten up to about 20 in the driveway. It’s pretty intense.”
8. He’s Afraid Of The Dark
Not just a little scared, like “never look out the windows and I never go into dark rooms” kind of scared. “I’m afraid of the dark because I picture things, I see things. I’m a freak. I see like little demons coming out of the floor and other little things running around. It’s scary.”
9. He’s Basically A Vampire
He may be scared of the dark, but has no trouble staying up late and sleeping “more than dead people.” “I stay up late; I’m like a vampire. I stay up until like 6am and then sleep till 4pm. I lay in bed till it’s dark and then I come alive in the night.”
10. Almost Got Spanked…By His Principal
Jacob had a major crush on a girl, but she was nothing but rude to him, so he decided to be rude back…bad move. The girl turned out to be the principals daughter. “I got in trouble and threatened to spank me. That was that. So I never did anything bad again. Then I dropped out of public school and started homeschooling after that awkward moment.”
Come back at 3pm today to check out Jacob's brand new music video 'Not My Type At All'!