Swallow Troye’s Happy Little Pill

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Teen idol Troye Sivan had a Hollywood gig at age 13, a lead role opposite John Cleese at 14 and a recording contract on his 18th birthday – all after a career “failure” at 12. How, exactly?

To most shoppers out at Perth’s Murray Street Mall, 19-year-old Troye Sivan probably looks like any other local teenager – albeit an elvishly pretty one – out running errands with his mum and little brother. But to girls of a certain age (say, 12 to 17), Sivan seems to exist on a different plane altogether. Sporting his trademark quiff and oversized T-shirt promoting Tumblr, he could be a good 100 metres away and still the girls somehow sense him, the way birds detect unseen disturbances in their immediate environment.

Soon enough – in Topshop and City Beach; outside Fossil and the newsagency – Sivan is surrounded by teenage girls in the process of thoroughly losing their minds. To be fair, most of them are lovely and sane, asking Sivan to pose with them in selfies before running off for a private group squeal. But on other days, Sivan’s fans have proper, pituitary-induced meltdowns. Some scream at his face point blank, while others shed hot, silent tears.

Last Halloween, fans tracked down Sivan’s home address and waited outside the front door, calling out tauntingly, “Trick or treee-eeat?” Troye’s younger brother Tyde – who has a face that belongs in Dolly magazine and is fast becoming famous in his own right – deadpans that it was more like “Troye or Tyyy-yyde?” The brothers spent the evening hiding indoors, held hostage in their own home. Later, Sivan tells me that this kind of behaviour is why he avoids being near local schools after 4pm. Sivan’s mother, Laurelle, adds that she’s in the process of having their home de-listed from the White Pages.

Read on…

Comments 23

  1. Yeah, OK, you have this MASSIVE obsession with this boy. But many here find him annoying and not all that cute anyway.

  2. He’s cute right now but what turns me off about him is his conceitedness. Also, I can see by his facial-features when he grows older he is going to need a nose job.

  3. Id rather say don’t post that much asian boys here, if you start to find Troye annoying. Those are annoying and dont look good – see the meaning of “everyone has his own likes and hats”? ;-)))

    1. @lucas:
      “[I’d] rather say don’t post that [much] asian boys here, if you start to find Troye annoying. [Those] are annoying and dont look good …”

      Sorry, but that makes no sense whatsoever. I have no idea of what you’re trying to say.

      1. Something along the lines of “Different strokes for different folks.”, I guess? I don’t think it’s that hard to understand …

  4. Troye, conceited? If he’s conceited, the rest of us are screwed. Troye is one of the nicest, most genuine people you’ll ever meet. He’s not Tom Daley or such in the looks department, obviously, but he’s hardly bad to look at. Let’s be happy for him, y’all. Seriously.

    1. @yose92:
      “Troye, conceited? If he’s conceited, the rest of us are screwed.”

      I’m not saying he is or isn’t [conceited] …. but, unless you know him personally, face-to-face, then neither do you ….. “on screen” personna may or may not belie a person’s real/acutal personality.

      1. Troye and I have several mutual friends and through them, I can confirm he’s pretty much the same in real life as he is in the public eye. There are plenty of “stars” worthy of character assassinations, but he isn’t one of them. Find anyone who knows him or has met him, and I doubt anyone has something negative to say.

  5. ❦Thanks for the update on Troye and the in depth article from the Sydney Morning Herald.
    Though I may not view his YT channel often I still have a soft spot for him as I do Ronan Parke and it’s thanks to mb’s that I can keep up on their latest endeavors.
    ☞Oh yes, I still prefer Troye’s looks over his younger brother Tyde but not his current hair style!!

    There’s occasional posts that I don’t like either but I choose to pass them rather than bash them, each to his own though.

  6. If you don’t appreciate the content, there are more constructive ways of voicing your opinion. Cyber-bullying isn’t one. Find a more productive or reasonable way of conveying your thoughts and, if all else fails, there are several different ways that you can speak with Josh privately about the content in which he posts. I’ve had the opportunity to meet Troye at one of his YouTube meet-ups. He’s an exceptionally modest and humble gentleman that is painfully socially awkward and beyond any semblance of adorable. Just as there are those of you who AREN’T a fan, there are those of us that ARE. As Devil said, if you don’t like the post, cool, simply pass them by. On a side note, if you’ve not downloaded TRXYE, you’re missing out on the start of a budding project from an exceptionally talented individual. The EP is inexpensive enough, give it a listen.

    1. @kitsune:
      “If you don’t appreciate the content, there are more constructive ways of voicing your opinion. Cyber-bullying isn’t one.”

      Just who are you addressing with that message? And, just voicing an opinion is not cyber-bullying in any way …… what you’re saying is the same as calling someone like me out because I speak against any mention of “god” and/or any religion … as “cyber-bullying”. I am free to denounce any ideology that I wish for whatever reasons I wish.

      You’re playing the same card that America’s far religious-right do: attempt to reverse the criticism from themselves (who are the real [cyber- as well] bullies to intelligent (or at least understanding of logic & reason) people. You need to come with a new “game plan.”

      1. Take more water with it, Pen. Kitsune’s comment was perfectly apposite.

        Cyber bullying and inappropriate hijacking of threads is NOT exclusive to the religious right. Sadly, we see far too much proof of that right here.

      2. Your reply doesn’t make much sense and derails the purpose of mine, perverting it to support your denouncing of religion? To be honest, I have no idea what your point is, but your attempt to compare me to the far religious right is utterly ridiculous. Step off your soapbox and take a deep breath. My point, to put it more succinctly, is if you (in general) don’t like the blog post and your intent is to offer spurious comments then it’s probably best you simply bypass the post. If you have a genuine beef with the content, there ARE more constructive ways of voicing your opinion rather than referencing to the possibility of a future nose job? I’ve followed this blog for a considerable length of time and I’ve watched your interactions with others in the comments section, Penboy. I’m not particularly interested in playing into your dogmatic approach. This will be about as much attention as I’ll pay to you from this point forward.

        1. @kitsune:
          “Your reply doesn’t make much sense and derails the purpose of mine, perverting it to support your denouncing of religion?”

          I only stated that “You’re playing the same card” as they do (and you continue to do the same with your entire post).

          “To be honest, I have no idea what your point is, but your attempt to compare me to the far religious right is utterly ridiculous.”

          That’s because you didn’t actually read my post, you just concluded what you wanted. And my comparison is right on target, but you seem to be too hateful to understand this …. probably (my guess) is that you’re also religious …. they hate to admit to any wrongdoing when it’s totally obvious.

          “… there ARE more constructive ways of voicing your opinion rather than referencing to the possibility of a future nose job?”

          I never said anything about any “nose job.” Again, you show how you fail to read properly.

          And, I don’t care whether you respond or not.

  7. Screw the critics. He’s never come off as anything other than genuinely nice and sweet and fun. And I”m glad that at long last you can watch Spud in the US on Amazon pay.

    1. «He’s never come off as anything other than genuinely nice and sweet and fun.» Inside knowledge, obviously.
      Never mind, Troye. I adore you, esp those blue eyes of yours, and even more so since you came out.

  8. I’ve always liked Troye’s videos. I think that now he’s better than ever, he’s gotten over the all out flamboyance of his first post coming out videos and seems more settled with himself. I don’t see him as “the cutest boy in the world” or anything but his looks are certainly good enough and whether true or not, he seems like someone you could actually carry on a conversation with.

    It’s weird in a way to see that in spite of being very out and gay that the girls still go crazy around him.

    1. It’s weird in a way to see that in spite of being very out and gay that the girls still go crazy around him.

      Or maybe they feel safe around him because he’s not straight!

  9. you see, this is what happens when parents outright BAN their teen daughters from even thinking about having boyfriends or associating with boys altogether. it has to come out somewhere, so it usually results in these kinds of meltdowns and stampedes around whichever teen boy is currently in the charts.
    also, hating on famous teens is pathetic and reveals your insecurities.

  10. Guys stop criticizing him you all know you’ll fuck the shit out of him if you could. He is superhot!!!

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