Name: Liam James Payne
Star Sign: Virgo
Home Town: Wolverhampton, west Midlands, England
Favourite Film: All three of the Toy Story movies
Celeb Crush: Leona Lewis
Man Crush: Michael McIntyre
Bet you didn’t know: He only has one kidney.
Turn-ons: Knee socks, PDAs, giggling, squealing and tattoos.
Turn-offs: Burping, farting, swearing, fake tan and bling.
Born three weeks early to mother Karen and father Geoff, he has two older sisters, Ruth and Nicola. Until the age of four, Payne had regular tests done in hospital as doctors noticed one of his kidneys was scarred and dysfunctional. To help cope with the pain, he had 32 injections in his arm in the morning and evening as a child. Both of his kidney's are now working. As a student, Payne was heavily involved in sports. Payne was bullied in secondary school and took up boxing lessons at the age of twelve. He was a music technology student at City of Wolverhampton College.
Payne had once performed in front of a 26,000 crowd at a Wolverhampton Wanderers' football match. Payne first auditioned in 2008 to The X Factor's fifth series when he was fourteen. He made it to the judges' houses, but Cowell thought he was not ready for the competition and asked him to come back in two years. Payne cites Justin Timberlake as one of his biggest influences. He also said that he draws inspiration from Take That member Gary Barlow when performing.
Liam is a loyal and faithful boyfriend.
On a date he would wear jeans and a T-shirt.
His perfect girl would have to be cheeky but quiet and a bit shy as
well. He likes happy, smiley girls. He also likes mousy brown haired
Apparently, he has been grabbed on his crotch a couple of times.
If he sees you cry, he will probably go out with you.
He owns a pain of pink hair straighteners.
He’s the daddy of the group.
Best thing about being a boy?
Well, it’s a man’s world!
Best thing about being in One Direction?
There is never a dull moment.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million.
Favourite grooming product:
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
Bath or shower?
What mobile phone do you have?
I have a Blackberry, but I also have an iPod touch and an iPad.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
I scrunch myself up in the covers.