Watch: Behind the Scenes of Jacob Sartorius’ TigerBeat Cover Photoshoot

Watch: Behind the Scenes of Jacob Sartorius’ TigerBeat Cover Photoshoot

We’re counting down the days until our Winter 2019 issue featuring Jacob Sartorius hits newsstands on December 18th!

At 16 years old, the packed-with-positivity “Hooked on a Feeling” singer is on a mission — along with his nearly 10-million strong army of Sartorians — to share his story one song at a time. And after dropping bop after bop (including his most recent EP “Better With You“), he’s proving just how far believing in yourself can get you.

Tag along for a behind-the-scenes look at his photoshoot for our most recent cover feature, and keep scrolling for a handful of all-access on-set secrets!

What he did:
In between poses, the talented teen scrolled through his Instagram feed, shared childhood memories with the crew (did you know he grew up on the same small-town street as In Real Life’s Michael Conor and used to play him in one-on-one basketball?!) and showed off his freestyle rap skills.

What he listened to:
Jacob played DJ for the day and blasted some of his current faves through the studio speakers: from Madison Beer and Shawn Mendes and everyone in between. He even jammed out to his very own “Problems,” which had just dropped earlier that morning!

What he ate:
To refuel during a long day of shooting, Jacob chowed down on his go-to Chick-fil-A order (nuggets, a spicy chicken sandwich, and lots and lots of waffle fries) before snacking on a big bag of Hot Cheetos.

What he wore:
Along with a handful of stylish looks, the 16-year-old singer sported his signature black nail polish—and even discovered that the color appears blue under certain lights on set!

QUIZ: How well do you know the lyrics to “Hooked on a Feeling”?