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Get To Know The Brits' Favorite Olympic Heartthrob, Diver Tom Daley

Lots of pictures of his wet shirtless body ahead.

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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:

A Fabulous cover.
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A Fabulous cover.

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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).
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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.
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At the Opening Ceremony with his synchro diving partner Peter Waterfield.

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Yes, 18 year-old Tom already has a memoir.
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Yes, 18 year-old Tom already has a memoir.

And this is a good way to promote it.
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And this is a good way to promote it.

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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:

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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.