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Since he enthralled the nation with his abs and his diving skills, Tom Daley has brushed shoulders with pop princes One Direction and flirted with Cheryl Cole. We take a look at the reasons why Tom Daley has what it takes to be the perfect pop star.
A pop star must always look cool, calm and collected for the paparazzi, whatever the circumstances. As demonstrated by this picture - taken seconds after Tom Daley put on a medal-winning performance at the London 2012 Games - the 18-year-old has already nailed the pop star pose, casually running his hand through his hair as he allows the nearby photographer to get a full shot of his famous abs as he struts his stuff.
A successful pop star needs a celebrity lookalike (think Mollie King and Sienna Miller, Example and David Schwimmer, Harry Styles, and, er, Susan Boyle). Tom Daley has a ready made pop lookalike in the form of Andy Brown. The Lawson frontman was named a Tom Daley lookalike by his own bandmates.
Like the rest of the nation the Girls Aloud singer became just a little bit obsessed with the diving legend during the 2012 Olympic Games, frequently Tweeting good luck and congratulations messages, and even asking for a cheeky swan diving lesson from the 18-year-old, who was more than happy to oblige in exchange for a Twitter follow from the 'Call My Name' singer.
No singing legend is complete without an army of pop star pals, and Daley is already well on his way, recently hanging out with the likes of Liam Payne from One Direction. An excitable Daley later Tweeted this souvenir of his night out with the 1D boys, declaring himself in a tweet to Capital that he was the "sixth member' of the ever popular band. He is also rumoured to have been invited on tour with Girls Aloud.
Album sales are a thing of the past - for today's pop star all that really matters is how many Twitter followers they have hanging off their every Instagram. Tom is already on track for two million, and keeps it real by regularly tweeting pictures of him hanging our with his many fans.
Squint a bit and you'll see that there's actually a microphone in Tom Daley's right hand and the 18-year-old appears to be belting out a hit. Meanwhile his left hand is doing a pretty good Little Monster claw. Lady Gaga would be proud.
Every pop star needs at least one biography before they're eligible to vote. Tom Daley looks every inch the pop star as he prepares to sign 500 copies for queuing fans. Picture: Jay Dormer.
Tom Daley's now famous six pack could rival those of any pop star. See our gallery below of more pop star versus Tom Daley abs.
Tom Daley looks effortlessly cool as he collects his bronze medal for Team GB. So he'd have no problems picking up a gong at the VMAs or even the Grammys!
Proudly wearing a T-Shirt reading 'I Heart Tom Daley', this fan waited hours to get her book signed by her idol.
A popstar must look the business in a tux, and as this picture - taken on the red carpet at the British Comedy Awards - shows, Daley is already an old hat at award show bashes.
A pop star needs to be on duty 24/7, and Daley has already proven he's a globe-trotting machine. Here he is pictured at an awards show in Abu Dhabi.
A pop star is never off-duty, and as this picture shows, Tom Daley's dress down days still see him looking effortlessly cool.
A pop star needs a plethora of tattoos to keeps fans guessing about. Tom's first tattoo - a set of Olympic rings - might not be the most cryptic we've seen, but they're a good start. Picture: Twitter
He's not camera shy, and with good reason. His perfect abs and photogenic looks make Tom Daley a natural in front of the lens - a must for a pop star.
No pop star's career is complete without a music video shot on a beach. Tom Daley shoreside would undoubtedly be a smash hit, and a range of his own swimwear would surely follow.
As demonstrated by the look of concentration on his face in this picture - taken before one of his famous dives - Tom Daley puts his all into his performances.