In my opinion shawn doesn't have a type of girl. I think that because he always said that he likes brunettes,than he said he likes blondes more and than brunettes.he always change his mind. I don't think he focuses his mind on these things and he said this in a recent interview. I'm saying this because I've noticed that lots of fans are worried about that. I don't know why the girls in the music videos look the same but maybe,it isn't his choice. *
Second part: * I don’t think he’s looking for a perfect girl in looks. Obviously she has to be pretty or cute but it’s not necessary to be a model to him and lots of things he said makes me think that. Again,I’m saying this because I’ve seen that some fans are sad about the “type” thing and I truly believe in what I said before. Love your account,you’re always nice and honest. Keep going girl!💪🏻
As far as I know about casting people for music videos the artists actually doesn’t say much when it comes to the casting part of it. There are mostly professional casting directors over that part of it and it’s not Shawn’s to pick entirely on his own. There are people in Shawn’s team who stood for putting this video together practically (making sure everything was there and went as it was supposed to) and I’m pretty sure those people casted Ellie as well. Sure, she was probably brought in to see if her and Shawn had chemistry on screen and could act well together but it’s not like Shawn looked through a book of girls, pointed one out and went like “I’m picking that one.” This is a professional music video - it has nothing to do with Shawn’s personal “type” in girls - it’s completely work related. There’s nothing personal from his side on picking the girl - she was working, it was a job. Ellie was a job for Shawn as well (not to be rude against her, she’s amazing) - it’s all about finding an actor who fits the part they’re playing, who connects with him and who has chemistry with him instantly, because that was what this video needed from their point. Great on-screen chemistry. It was what she was paid to do. Shawn didn’t pick this girl on his own (IF he was even involved in picking the girl at all, chance he might not have been at all is rather big), he didn’t pick the girl in Treat You better on his own, he didn’t pick the girl in Never Be Alone on his own. The team behind the music video did that because that’s their job. Finding an actor who can play the part they want, who can act as they’d like and who can snap into a role that fits the story in the video. And it has nothing to do with what Shawn “prefers” personally when it comes to girls, it was work.
I get that people can be critical about any artists’ across the worlds music videos and the girls that are mostly - ALL OVER THE WORLD - picked out, because surely there’s a stereotype when it comes to that, but Shawn didn’t pick this girl from some book and said he wanted her. It’s how the music industry is when it comes to music videos and it’s not Shawn nor his team that needs to change, it’s our society when it comes to music videos. It’s everyone in the business of making and casting girls for music videos, movies and so on that needs to change something to have an impact. Because yes, it’s a lot of times the same type of girls, but it’s the industry and not the artists who made the rules. Are the “rules” dumb? Yes. Does it make a whole lot of boys and girls insecure about their looks? Yes. Does it need to be changed? Yes. But that talk is a whole fucking lot bigger than Shawn’s team casting a red haired girl for all three videos.
Also you’re very kind and sweet, thank you. :)