LIAM PAYNE FUN FACTS
Liam James Payne was born on August 29. He is a Virgo and is described as analytical, reliable and precise. The 19-year-old grew up in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England with his mom, Karen, and his dad, Geoff. Liam has two older sisters named Ruth and Nicola. During his childhood, Liam suffered from a scarred and dysfunctional kidney. It was regularly tested until he was four and he was always in so much pain that he took 32 injections in the morning and in the evening to control it. Though he is much better as an adult, Liam still does not drink alcohol in order to avoid more problems. As a child, he became very involved in sports to cope with the bullying that he endured while he was in school and began boxing at the age of 12. He is still a big fan of the sport and watches matches whenever he has the time. He went on to study music technology at City of Wolverhampton College. Liam's name means "strong-willed warrior".
Liam first auditioned for X Factor when he was 14 years old in 2008. He made it to the judge's house, but Simon Cowell didn't think he was ready for such a large competition. He sent him home and told him to try again when he was a bit older. When Liam tried again, Simon decided to match him up with four other guys. Together, they competed as One Direction. Liam has loved music since he was very young and states that Justin Timberlake is one of his biggest influences. He is also a fan of Gary Barlow of Take That fame. Liam plays the guitar, which shines through when the band performs any of their singles acoustically. His band mates call him "Daddy Directioner" and consider him to be the most mature member in the group.
Liam is a fan of snuggling and watching Disney movies, a fun fact that not many know about him. His favorite Disney movies belong in the Toy Story trilogy. He would love to do so with a girlfriend, but he does not date anybody younger than 14 years old and he does not like loud girls. He has a thing for girls that like to wear knee-high socks, like public displays of affection and have tattoos. Although he would have no problem dating a fan, he says that some of them freak him out a little. Once, a fan asked if she could lick his face. Liam likes shyer girls and does not appreciate it when a woman is overly confident. He thinks it makes them look arrogant. He prefers curvy girls and says that his ultimate date would be Kim Kardashian or Leona Lewis.
Liam was voted #8 on Sugarscape's "Hottest Males" list in 2011. He has 7 minutes and 8 seconds of solo time on the band's first album. The only member that has more solo time than him is Harry. He is a big fan of Twitter and follows more than 8,000 of his fans back on the social networking website.
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