Austin Porter should get ready for mobs of crazed fans. The singer recently turned 20 years old and is one of five guys in Simon Cowell's next boy band. Rumor has it that 'Pretty Much' will be the next 'One Direction'. If this is true, Austin's life is about to change forever.
He'll be recognized on the streets, everyone will want a picture with him, and he will most likely be performing for a sold out crowd every night. However, as of now, there is not a lot we know about Austin Porter. So, here are five things you may not know.
Austin is the Oldest Member of 'Pretty Much'
Most of the boys in 'Pretty Much' were born in 1999, which would make them 18 years old this year. However, Austin and Nick are the only two born in the year 1997, making them 19 and 20 years old. Since Austin's birthday is August 14, three months before Nick's, Austin is officially the oldest member of 'Pretty Much'.
This means that Austin is the first member of 'Pretty Much' that is no longer a teenager anymore. His twentieth birthday was yesterday, but hopefully, he's excited to get older and not worried about outgrowing his teenage boy band.
Austin Performed at the Teen Choice Awards
Austin Porter is an entertainer, choreographer, and recording artist. Although he may not be completely new to performing, he got the attention of Simon Cowell, who asked him to join his band 'Pretty Much' in 2016.
Austin's 2017 Teen Choice Award's performance was the first time we got to see 'Pretty Much' live, and I have extremely high hopes for their future career. Their first single 'Would You Mind' is already a hit, so their live performance definitely didn't disappoint.
Music Has Been in His Life For a Long Time
Austin Porter was born to parents, Bill and Tina. He was raised in between two brothers, Mason and Ryan. They grew up in a small town in North Carolina, where Austin enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. Austin loves mountain biking, hiking and of course spending time with his supportive family.
However, Austin's life has always been surrounded by music. When he was ten years old he started playing the drums, and by the time he was 14, he was dancing with a crew, writing music, and recording music.
Austin has been on tour before, from February 2014 through 2016. He went to Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburg, Nashville, San Diego, Charlotte, and all the way to the UK. Austin sang original music and songs by some of his favorite artists like Childish Gambino, Gym Class Heroes, Chance The Rapper, and Mac Miller.
Austin also reaches out to his fans on YouTube and makes music videos for them. It's also an opportunity for him to show off his diverse skill set. Austin can play the drums, piano, and guitar! Talk about talented.
He knows How to Skateboard
Well, his fingers do at least. According to Austin's personal Instagram account, he considers his ability to skateboard with his fingers a weird talent. He captioned the photo, "My fingers can skateboard! Whats your weird talents?"
From the looks of the 'Pretty Much' Instagram account, it appears that Austin may be able to skateboard for real as well.
In April, the group posted this picture that shows Austin with a skateboard in his hands. The caption says, "Ride with us." This basically proves that Austin, if not all of the guys, know how to skateboard.
Austin's mom, Tina Porter, has also stated that Austin always has a skateboard, longboard or fingerboard with him.
He Likes Tattoos
Earlier this year, Austin posted a photo of his forearm with a tattoo on it. Now, since Austin is the oldest member of the group 'Pretty Much' and over 18, it's totally legal for him to have some ink on his body. His caption says, "new tattoo" which makes you wonder if this is his first one, or if it's just another addition to tattoos he already has.
The tattoo has to do with Zelda and was confirmed in the comments by Austin that it's 100% real. Hopefully, he doesn't have commitment issues because that baby is staying on his arm forever.