Jay Sean: Five minutes with a sex god
By Lyndsey Gilmour 21/02/2010
After his No1 hit Down, the Brit singer, 26, became a pin-up. He talks about his sex symbol status, keeping women happy in the sack and, er, good moisturising habits
Have you ever had a fashion faux pas?
Once I went to a premiere and I think I was trying to be trendy by wearing this thin scarf, except it was really colourful and it looked bizarre. I hope nobody finds the photo. I’m really into fashion and don’t need people telling me what’s a trendy look because I don’t necessarily go for what’s in right now. I know skinny jeans are in fashion, but my legs will look stupid in them, so I wear things that suit me.
How vain are you?
I have a personal trainer for the gym. I mainly do weights but I run two or three times a week. It keeps you in a good mood. I’ve been cursed with fat kid syndrome, so when I go off a diet, I get fat. When I was young I was real chubby – there are pictures of me aged 17 where you wouldn’t recognise me, I had a beard that covered most of my face. I was basically big, fat and hairy!
Are you metrosexual?
I’m aware of the need to look after myself. I was in the Caribbean the other week and noticed that women look good after the age of 50 but men just get fat and bald. I use moisturiser in the day and at night I swear by The Art Of Shaving products because shaving can affect the way your skin looks. But it’s expensive.
Would you rather be complimented on your brains or your body?
In this industry, I find it refreshing when people say, ‘It’s nice to meet a pop star who is slightly intelligent.’ On that note, I’ll say body. Ha ha!
How would you rate your looks out of 10?
What would be an alright thing to say here? Eight? I’m happy. I often get complimented for my eyelashes.
What does a girl have to wear to get you going?
I have a serious thing about heels. If a girl is wearing a sexy pair of shoes, that will drive me bonkers. I’m very traditional – I’m a blokey-bloke who likes a sexy little girl to wear high, high heels. I’m not into tomboys.
How highly would your girlfriend rate you in the sack?
I think I’m pretty good actually. I’ve never had any complaints. I think if you are a giver – as long as you sort her out first – then you get no complaints. I’d say nine, but there is always room for improvement in any situation.
Ever joined the mile-high club?
No! I think that’s rubbish. I don’t want to have my arse squeezed against the toilet sink in a tiny plane. I can’t be bothered with all that.
Where is the strangest place you have done it?
There was one time I did it on a pier, it was quite nice actually – romantic, but I’m not going into details.
If you could look like another man, who would it be?
I was only thinking the other day that Rob Lowe is a good-looking bloke. He doesn’t get enough credit. Brad steals all the credit.
What’s the kinkiest bit of fan mail you’ve ever received?
I’ve had some weird things. I got a picture from a girl who had super-imposed a picture of herself next to me and then – here’s the best part – she put a baby in between us.
Have you ever had a rude dream about someone you shouldn’t have?
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and go, ‘Aaaaagh! What was I dreaming about her for?’ Like work people or girlfriends of friends – I’ve had loads like that.
What turns you on and off a girl?
A turn-on for me is a fun personality. I don’t care how fit you are, if you don’t have a nice personality I don’t care. I hate stuck-up girls.
Do you have a ‘cougar’ crush?
Salma Hayek has a great look. I guess she’s around 40. (She’s 43)