21 Reasons Louis Tomlinson Is the Hot Brit Who Should Be on Your Radar

It's hard to sum up my love for Louis Tomlinson, who I more affectionately call King Louis most of the time, because he's a talented man who deserves to be celebrated as such. Louis, formerly of One Direction fame, has gradually been breaking into the solo music scene since the group went on hiatus at the end of 2015. Last year, he and Steve Aoki collaborated on the dance hit "Just Hold On," and now Louis is back with another hit, this time with Bebe Rexha, called "Back to You."

Most likely, you haven't heard of Louis, because it seems like everyone only knows about Harry Styles, but I'm here to tell you that Louis is the one to watch. Back in the 1D days, Louis wrote a lot of the band's music, and now that he's a solo star, he's not only writing his own, but he's writing for other artists. He's out there doin' the damn thing and charming the world in the process. If you're not already familiar with him and his beautiful face, I'm here to help you out and bring you on board with us. I've got 21 reasons to love him here, though if you let me, I'd probably provide you with approximately 7,454,987,371,280 of them. But alas . . . here are 21.

01
He can rock old-school dad fashion
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He can rock old-school dad fashion

In his video for "Back to You," Louis went with some questionably amazing fashion choices, including this windbreaker that I think my dad had in 1989.

02
He's oh so charming
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He's oh so charming

Even if he freezes in an interview, he'll still charm your socks off.

03
He has great hair
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He has great hair

Most of the time. Sometimes it's questionable, but most of the time it's awesome.

04
He's an amazing dancer
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He's an amazing dancer

JK, he can't dance at all, but he loves to pretend.

05
He looks great wet
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He looks great wet

I'm just sayin'.

06
His stage presence is insane
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His stage presence is insane

During One Direction's concerts, Louis loved to make a spectacle of himself by being obnoxious on stage. He was always out for a laugh.

07
Did I mention that he can sing?
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Did I mention that he can sing?

Oh yes, his beautiful voice is his main draw.

08
But his face is a close second
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But his face is a close second

Just look at it.

09
He also looks great from behind
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He also looks great from behind

A man with curves is a man for me.

10
He's passionate about his art
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He's passionate about his art

Louis deeply loves music, and you can feel that in everything he writes and sings.

11
He makes an awesome cat
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He makes an awesome cat

Cat Louis on The Late Late Show will probably always be my favorite Louis.

12
He has mad talent for songwriting
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He has mad talent for songwriting

Listen, Louis cowrote more than 30 of One Direction's songs. And at least 9/10 of them are my favorites.

13
He doesn't look too bad shirtless
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He doesn't look too bad shirtless

And by "too bad," I mean he shouldn't wear a shirt ever.

15
He loves tea
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He loves tea

Whether you think I'm talking about the actual beverage or the gossipy drama is up to you. He may or may not enjoy both.

16
His charity work
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His charity work

Louis has done a lot of quiet work for charity over the years, including working closely with Eden Dora Trust and Believe in Magic.

17
His eyes
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His eyes

Just . . . damn.

18
His smile
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His smile

Louis is a happy bunny who has had to deal with some sh*t in his life but stays positive and appreciative.

19
He was the backbone of One Direction
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He was the backbone of One Direction

He was a leader, their voice, a rock for the other boys to lean on. He was a quietly crucial member.

20
His mess of tattoos
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His mess of tattoos

He has a lot of them, and most of them are horrendous (just like Harry's), but some of them are great. I personally love his naughts and crosses on his arm.