In celebration of the Aussie artist's big day, J-14 decided to do a little bit of investigative journalism. To settle the ongoing debate once and for all, we conducted a bit of our own research to find out how tall is Luke, really.
How tall is Luke Hemmings?
According to a preliminary Google search, Luke is estimated to be 6 feet 4 inches tall. However, this is debatable. Others, such as the cast of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, have claimed that he might be shorter than that, but his luscious locks give him the appearance of an extra two inches to his height. So he could be 6 feet 2 inches tall. And TBH, according to fans, he sometimes looks even taller than his estimated height.
What's real and what's not?!
For comparison, the record for the tallest man in the world is 8 feet tall. The record for the shortest man in the world is 1 foot 9 inches tall. The average male height in Australia is 5 feet 9 inches tall. So at his current height, Luke stands seven inches taller than your typical Aussie man.
How tall is 5SOS?
We also know that he's definitely taller than his bandmates. Calum Hood is 5 feet 11 inches tall, Ashton Irwin is 6 feet tall, and Michael Clifford is 6 feet 1 inches tall. So long story short, 5SOS is just really collectively tall. But Luke STILL manages to tower over his band mates, even if he doesn't believe so.
No, but really. Did the band's manager instruct Luke how to stand in photographs with the rest of the boys? Or do photographers tell him to bend down a little to capture the perfect shot? Because in every single picture of 5SOS, it seems like Luke is hunching his back ever so slightly, so that he doesn't look like a literal giant standing next to the other guys. (Louis Tomlinson actually used to line his feet up to appear taller next to One Direction, so this isn't far-fetched.)
Luke looks especially tall next to his buddy Niall Horan, who stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall. That's a full eight inches of difference.
niall horan and luke hemmings on a picture together >>>>>>>>>>>> everything else pic.twitter.com/TgASFEl71x— Alina (@nopromisesniaII) July 5, 2017
Well, Luke, we at J-14 just want to say thank you for being so gorgeously tall. We know you didn't really do anything (maybe you drank less coffee so you wouldn't stunt your growth, or did you eat healthily and always get a good amount of sleep?), but we appreciate your handsome height.