Summer is the season of love, which is the perfect excuse to set your eyes on a new hottie. Here at BOP & Tiger Beat, we’ve been crushing hard on Hollywood’s newest It Boy â€” the mega-talented Ansel Elgort. The 20-year-old stud first caught our attention as Caleb Prior in Divergent, but the role we’re dying to see him in is as sensitive, strong Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel will definitely be stealing hearts all across the world when the movie premieres on June 6, but why wait until then to crush on the cutie? We’re giving you the seven best reasons why you should be crushing on him NOW!
1. Heâ€™s a total fanboy
You would think movie stars would get used to seeing their faces on advertisements everywhere, right? Well, Ansel still gets shocked when he sees his, and he never passes up on opportunity to pose with his posters! “I’ve always thought once something I’m in is advertised in the subway then I’ve made it!” he dishes.
2. Heâ€™s multi-talented
Yep, not only can this hottie act his face off, but he’s also super artsy. One of his unique hobbies is painting miniatures, like the one below. Heâ€™s also super passionate about music, and produces electronic dance tunes under the DJ name Ansolo. He’s even revealed that he used to do ballet when he was younger! “I have a lot of weird interests, but everything I do is artistic,” Ansel admits.
3. Heâ€™s a sporty stud
Think a guy can’t possibly be artsy AND sporty? Think again! Ansel has proven that heâ€™s the whole package by posting these way hot (and shirtless!) pics of himself working out. “I played varsity basketball in high school,” he reveals.
4. Heâ€™s a dog lover
Want to get close to Ansel? Then you’d better get close to his BFF first! Ansel’s best pal is his loyal pup, Galo, who he loves spending quality time with. So cute!
5. Heâ€™s a selfie king
Yep, Ansel has totally mastered the art of silly selfies. If youâ€™re not following him on Instagram already, youâ€™re missing out on hilarious gems like these!
6. He loves his costars…
Ansel and his The Fault in Our Stars costars Shailene Woodley and Nat Wolff are super tight. “Shailene and I are such good friends and we totally understand one another,” Ansel says, adding that Nat was a hoot to film with as well. “During the day, I’d be crying my eyes out on set and so emotional, and then at night, I’d be sitting in my apartment with Nat, crying of laughter, because he’d make the most absurd joke ever,” he laughs.
7. …but he loves his fans even more!
Ansel is famous for his follow sprees on Twitter, and he never passes up an opportunity to snap pics and sign autographs for his dedicated fans. At Divergent screenings, he even gave away extra tickets for fans waiting outside the theaters! “The amount of love, support and positivity you have all sent my way this year has been incredible,” he tweeted to his fans. Aw, we love you too, Ansel!
Tell us: Are you crushing on Ansel? What’s your favorite thing about him? Sound off in the comments below or on Twitter!