Taylor Lautner for GQ Australia

Posted on October 11, 2011

Little Taylor gets slicked up and airbrushed for GQ Australia and tells us all about the inner workings of his soul. We almost feel bad for him since we posted that Harry Shum editorial earlier today and the ladies have all been fanning themselves like Miss Celie in church ever since. Poor boy should really insist on at least one shirtless shot per editorial.

 

Taylor Lautner for GQ Australia

Taylor Lautner featured in the October/November 2011 issue of GQ Australia photographed by David Slijper.


On dealing with fame: “I wouldn’t say I get upset about it. I asked for this. It gets frustrating. But during that frustration you say, ‘OK. Why am I frustrated? I’m doing what I love.’ But sometimes you really just want to go do whatever you want to do.”

On his love for cars: “As you know, I’ve been driving the same car [a BMW 5 series] for the past four years. But I’ve always been a huge car fan. And I would always go to dealerships and drool. And I definitely always had my eye on this car. And it was a long process before I even considered getting a car like that. It’s a childhood dream.”

That’s fascinating, kid. Now put this on and look pretty.

 

Taylor Lautner for GQ Australia

Taylor Lautner for GQ Australia

Taylor Lautner for GQ Australia

Can we make a joke here about how he’s Taylor-made for tailored looks? No? We didn’t think so either. But he does look great in these suits even if the poses are pretty awful. Hand in your pocked for a magazine cover? For shame.

[Photo Credit: David Slijper for gq.com.au]

    • Anonymous

      Oh god…too many “wide stance” jokes coming to mind…

      • http://twitter.com/Karostl Karo W.

        I saw that last shot and burst out laughing!!! Really GQ!

        • Anonymous

          I know, what the hell? Even Taylor looks like he’s thinking this is a bad idea.

           

    • http://twitter.com/Pschlarm Doug

      I’m pretty sure you’re all alone with this “hands in pockets” hate-fetish and therefore the frequency with which you bring it up is just plain annoying.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Good.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

        No, no they’re not.

        • Anonymous

          Seconded. They’re not alone. I find it ungentlemanly, to boot.

      • http://blog.mattalgren.com Matt Algren

        And no, it isn’t.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18901391 Carolyn Daw

        Hate, hate, hate it.
        Interrupts the line of the body and makes things that are properly fitted for this style of look appear awkward and ill fitting.

      • Alloy Jane

        I dunno, I find the pose way too JC Penny to be attractive.  It’s like, “Hey baby, I’m scratching myself through my pants.”

        • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

          What a spot-on excellent description. I didn’t get why it was so terrible until you said “JC Penney.” Then it clicked.

    • Anonymous

      What’s with the Straddle Pose? Is he showing off his splits and that’s as far down as he goes?

      • Anonymous

        he’s showing off the range of motion the slacks afford… it reminds me of the “it’s always sunny in PA” boys and their affinity for jean cut-offs lmao. (if you didn’t catch that referecnce, please ignore me. ^_^ )

        • afterglow_00

          These shorts are not white trash!

          • Anonymous

            four for you, glen coco! :) :) :)

          • Anonymous

            four for you, glen coco! :) :) :)

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      What is with the splits? He looks like he’s about to drop a deuce on the pavement. He also looks weirdly sexless. Not in a rad rocking trans kind of way, but in an unintentional Ken doll kind of way. 

      • MilaXX

        Yup, like one very wise two year old once told me he looks like he’s  “making mud.”

    • Anonymous

      They Photoshopped even his nose. Why? His nose is fine.

    • Anonymous

      The clothes are perfect.  Is he over airbrushed?  There is a plastic quality to him.  Like his head doesn’t fit his body.

      • Anonymous

        He looks like a bobble-head.  I’m not a fan of a suit that makes a buff guy look scrawny.

      • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

        Had same question about when his head suddenly became way too big for his body.  Photoshopping is over the top.

    • Anonymous

      The Lautner love bewilders me.  Nice set of pecs, I guess, but in general? Meh.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      He looks great.  The clothes look great.  What’s up with that last pose?

    • MilaXX

      I really don’t understand the point of the last pose. It’s just silly

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      They airbrushed him too much. Normally I find him yummy, but he looks like a Ken doll.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      He is still so young… 

    • Anonymous

      Good god, they airbrushed and photoshopped the poor kid so much he looks like he’s made of wax.

      • Anonymous

        It looks like they drew the body of the cover shot by hand and just glued his face onto it.

    • Anonymous

      He gives me the wiggins. Not the good kind, either.

    • Anonymous

      The clothes look really good on him, but what is with that last pose? 

    • Anonymous

      I just can’t get into this fella. There’s an air about him that smacks of  “yes, you’re right — I’m hot”. He’s almost like a cartoon of what’s supposed to be attractive to the ladies.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, he must be a little bitty guy.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, he HAS been photoshopped to within an inch of his life, hasn’t he?

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      This is a great editorial for him. The look suits him(hah! see what I did there?), and I don’t even mind the hand in the pocket. My lord, though, is he photoshopped.

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      This is a great editorial for him. The look suits him(hah! see what I did there?), and I don’t even mind the hand in the pocket. My lord, though, is he photoshopped.

    • Anonymous

      His head looks HUGE!  Enough with the airbrushing already, he looks like a mannequin for gosh sakes.

    • Anonymous

      His head looks HUGE!  Enough with the airbrushing already, he looks like a mannequin for gosh sakes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706642986 Suzan Ayda

      He looks kinda weird to me. Wanna see a pic of TLo. Pleaaaase.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      I really like the last one. Well, I mean, who would expect a shot like that? 

      And why do I feel like he looks so much smaller? 

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm, not digging this at all.  In fact, this is really really really bad.  Are those painted on mustache hairs?

    • Anonymous

      Despite the ridiculous pose in the last picture, I think the giant head on the tiny body with shoulderpad wings, plastic hair and a flagrant crotch grab must rank among the worst pictures ever featured in GQ.  I’m not impressed with this guy anyway, but these are just silly.

    • Anonymous

      Sheesh. He looks like a wax figure on the cover…what is that about? The boy can wear some tailored clothes, though. Very nice. Poses are dopey.

    • Barbara Woodruff

      How old is this child? He looks young (and twinky) enough to turn me off. I like the 60’s vibe of the clothes, though, and he does wear them well, even if he’s too young for me.

    • Anonymous

      I just don’t get all the fuss about this kid.  I guess I’m with Barbara, below when I say he just doesn’t interest me.  I like the clothes though.  But him?  I just shake my head.  

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think he looks great at all.  He looks like a boy playing dress-up.

    • Anonymous

      Add a terrible mustache and he looks like he came straight from the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” video.

      They also airbrushed him within an inch of his likeness and the results are not good. He is a strapping young lad and he looks very… bean pole here.

      He looks nice, but mostly because a photoshop wiz made it so.

      I like him better in jeans and a white tee. 

      • Anonymous

        Taylor Lautner as Cochese! 

    • Anonymous

      JC Penney Men’s Collection stylists were in charge of this photo shoot, right?  Right?

    • Anonymous

      I have to admit, despite all the hilarity of the posing and photoshopping, the blue suit with red patterned tie and cream colored shirt is quite sharp. 

      I can’t understand how anyone thought the black & white shot, with the over-sized head and deformed shoulders, was a good idea…baffling.  Not gonna even comment on the split…

      smh.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like molded plastic in most of the photos, and utterly ridiculous in the last.

    • Kate Pearce

      I don’t get him at all.

    • Anonymous

      Where did the sexy go. These photos are oddly zombie like. I would type more but I am going back to look at Harry some more.

    • Anonymous

      to be fair, gq chose the cover pic, but to be further fair, i can’t imagine he gave them much to choose from… the second pic (with the coat-as-cape) is perfection.

    • Anonymous

      To me he looks like the male version of Al Pacino’s Simone…

    • Anne Lucchesi

      Did they photoshop his body smaller to make the clothes look sleeker on him? Because the Ken doll effect is in full force here: his head looks gigantic.

      • Lisa

        Yeah, the photoshopping has kind of over-perfected him.

    • Anonymous

      He does look good, except in that last picture. That picture is just stupid. I’m surprised I like this set since I don’t think he’s all that attractive (I think it’s his nose that just bugs me to no end).

    • Lisa

      “That’s fascinating, kid. Now put this on and look pretty.”
      Haaah!!  You almost made me choke to death on an apple – now go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done!  ;-)

    • Anonymous

      great, clicking back to harry shum now (taylor, call me). 

    • Anonymous

      what a honkin’ noggin. jesus. he looks short, too-skinny, and the last pose made me spit out my tea. 

      • Anonymous

        i should add that usually i think he is FOINE, so i blame GQ for this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      He bores me.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      cool story bro

    • Anonymous

      He looks weird.  Of course I think he looks a bit weird all the time, so don’t go by me.  The poses are baffling.

      BTW, I LMAO’d at Big Lots the other day…they had Twilight Barbie-compatible dolls, and the Jacob one comes in jorts and NO shirt. Snort.

    • http://profiles.google.com/eszubert Elizabeth Szubert

      I actually like him more covered up.  He looks like he’s actually an adult.

    • Anonymous

      There’s not enough LOL in the world. Thank you, little llama, for restoring some of it.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking of llamas, I trust everyone’s seen the website that compares him to an alpaca? The side by side comparisons are interesting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-John-Kostrzewa/1237573396 Paul John Kostrzewa

      He is really nailing that dead-behind-the-eyes look. 

    • Anonymous

      That last pose made me laugh out loud. I feel like he’ll be super sexy in fifteen years, but for now he’s borderline CGI. 

    • Anonymous

      Ok, it may be that I need to get my bifocal ajusted but does his head look too big for his body? AAANNND his body looks  too fluid, where did his shoulders go?

    • Anonymous

      In the picture with that cream shirt, he’s playing Pierce Brosnan’s son (or younger self).

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Does his head look giant on the cover?  I think it looks giant.  In fact, I think they shrank his shoulders.  Why on earth would you shrink broad shoulders?

    • Anonymous

      Incredibly odd pose in that last shot. He’s yummy, but he looks somehow unreal to me. I’m not crazy about the double standard, but it seems that some men need to age into their looks.

    • http://blog.mattalgren.com Matt Algren

      Is his head really that big, or did they enlarge it on 2 and 3? He looks like a bobble head.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523566011 Dawn Grimes Stough

      something about him just kind of creeps me out…  especially when he’s looking right at the camera.

    • Anonymous

      Whenever he is mentioned, all I can think of is this: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/149527/TAYLOR-LAUTNER-ALPACA.jpg

      But he looks cute in these pictures. Not my type at all, but handsome enough.

      • Anonymous

        LOL!!! I couldn’t have done better!…I never saw the appeal either…

    • Anonymous

      Looks like an over-airbrushed Neanderthal. Meh.

    • http://twitter.com/felicitas_s Felicitas Strautman

      never thought i would say this but he actually looks great in these pictures. he needs to stick with the classy suit look. he looks like a tool in his typical “I’m the shit v necks”.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking the exact same thing.  I never understood the Taylor love before, but he looks FANTASTIC here.  He’s got kind of a long neck, and the v-neck tees just accentuate it to the point where I find it distracting.  But hot damn, if he can’t work the shit out of a good suit and tie.  Now he just needs to work on the posing…

    • Anonymous

      they airbrushed the llama away…too bad

      • Alisa Rivera

        No, it’s a nose job, or several. The kid’s nose has been steadily shrinking over the past year or so.

    • Zi Jie Tan

      bobblehead

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5MHSVVEFDTD5Q4F3CSOFYYPFJE Brenda

      He looks so much better with the sunglasses on, so you can’t see his weird squinty eyes.  I’ve never understood the appeal of him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I don’t care for this spread.  What the hell is he doing in that last shot?

    • Anonymous

      I think his face is odd.

    • Anonymous

      What the hell was the photographer thinking? One photo of him cupping his balls and another where his legs are wide open…

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      He does look good in those suits. I saw a guy out that looked like him, and the guy refused to let me take his picture and send it in to Wendy Williams. Party pooper.

    • Anonymous

      i think he is just a doll

    • Anonymous

      Oh man, that is some SERIOUS airbrushing! He looks like a CG version of himself.

    • Anonymous

      too skinny

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      I do not understand the fascination with him.  Yes, he has a nice body but his face…I don’t get it.  And I would say that even if I didn’t hate Twilight with a fiery passion. 

    • Anonymous

      the cover is page three of the sears catalog – but picture 1 and 2 from the inside shots are gorgeous. the straddle in the parking lot is just dumb.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      He does nothing for me at all.  I don’t get it.  I am bored. 

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, awful is an understatement! He’s all kinds of adorable, but he can’t pose to save his life.
      Second photo, he looks like he’s about to grab his crotch. Harry Shum can suck this! Fuhgeddabout it!
        

    • Anonymous

      They’ve airbrushed him so much that he’s deep into the uncanny valley. He looks like a Ken doll robot.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Ugh. This kid is not much to look at with a shirt on, is he?

    • Anonymous

      sorry, he’s not doing anything for me.  his head is too big for his shoulders, especially on the b&W pic

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      I just do not get the thing with this boy. I’m not seeing it. This editorial does not help. The first photo with the jacket on his shoulders…it looks like he is wearing sans-a-belt slacks from the 70’s.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      I just do not get the thing with this boy. I’m not seeing it. This editorial does not help. The first photo with the jacket on his shoulders…it looks like he is wearing sans-a-belt slacks from the 70’s.

    • http://twitter.com/lightningvsbug Kallie Markle

      He seems like a nice guy who should please please please stop trying to act and just be famous for looking great and dressing well.

    • http://twitter.com/lightningvsbug Kallie Markle

      He seems like a nice guy who should please please please stop trying to act and just be famous for looking great and dressing well.

    • oohsparkley!

      Poor guy.  He’s a great looking young man with a killer smile and he was very buff.  They’ve managed to create some horrible pictures.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      So photoshopped he looks like an auton.

    • frankystein123

      Wtf.