Meet Tom Daley, 18 year-old Olympic competitor in both the individual and synchronized 10 meter diving competitions. (The synchro heats begin at 10 a.m. EDT today.) He’s one of Great Britains’s most likely medal prospects — and most likely tween girl pin-up. He splashes, they swoon — there are Tumblrs in his honor. This is why:
After meeting Kate Moss for this Italian Vogue photo shoot, Daley asked her if she’d pose for his photography project (she said yes, obviously).
At the Opening Ceremony with his synchro diving partner Peter Waterfield.
And a bonus lip sync: here’s Daley, with other members of the Great British diving squad, dancing along to LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” on the beach:
So, you know, if he ever gets bored of the watersports scene, he’s got a back-up career as the sixth member of One Direction in the bag. Who’d notice?
So, that’s why everyone loves Tom Daley.