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Shawn Mendes on being from a small suburb: 'Your imagination runs wild'

Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes was raised in the suburb of Pickering, Ontario and has revealed that he loved growing up in a small area because it gave him a huge imagination.

During an interview with The Globe and Mail recently, the 'Stitches' hitmaker admitted that the world seems "massive" to him now that he's travelling all over the globe and he would always try to envision what big cities were like from his bedroom at home:

"Totally. Growing up in a suburban home the world seems so massive to you. It seems like cities are so big and so far away and there’s so much in them. So your imagination runs wild, instead of when you are born in the middle of Manhattan you’d know, like, that this is the biggest city."

Mendes went onto add that he still enjoys spending time at home and loves the small town atmosphere it has: "I really love going back home. I think going back to a nice, relaxed little town is the best way to do it."

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