Niall James Horan was born on September 13 and is 19 years old. Niall grew up in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland and is the only member of One Direction that did not grow up in England. He was born to Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan and has one older brother named Greg. His parents divorced when he was five years old, at which time Niall and his brother lived between both parents for several years before settling with their father. He studied at Colaiste Mhuire, a Christian Brothers School where he was a member of the choir.

Niall spent his teenage years performing around Ireland and opened for Lloyd Daniels several times in Dublin. He has been playing the guitar since he was a child. Niall is a big fan of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. He also lists rock as his inspiration, naming The Eagles, Bon Jovi and The Script. He auditioned for X Factor solo before teaming up with the other members of One Direction to compete as a group. Before they came up with the name One Direction, Niall had suggested that they name the band "Niall and The Potatoes".

Niall is very dedicated to his beliefs and does not want to have sex before he is married, but he does not have a problem with kissing a girl and had his first kiss when he was only 11 years old. He hopes to find a girlfriend one day and says that he would date anyone that is 14 years old or older. He has no problem dating a fan. Niall's turn-ons are hot pants and being funny. He also likes a girl that isn't afraid to fart. A girl will get bonus points with Niall if she has green eyes. He once said that his dream celebrity date would be Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly fame. A good way to get his attention is to give him an unexpected hug, something that Niall loves.

Niall has stated that his favorite things in the world are is bed and food. He is a big fan of Justin Bieber and had to be escorted out of the room when he met him because he started screaming like a fan girl. Niall once said in an interview that he has very strange dreams, like the time that he cried because he had a dream that all of the food in the world was gone. He is very sensitive and gets teary-eyed when people cry around him.

Niall has been known to do some crazy things for charity due to his big heart, a fun fact that is often overlooked about him. He once waxed his legs for a charity, but will never do it again because of the pain factor. He's also said that he would rather lick a fat man's armpit than drown in a pool of mayonnaise.

Niall was voted the number one hottest male by Sugarscape in 2011. Niall had only 1 minute and 24 seconds of solo time on the band's first album. He has been reprimanded for searing in interviews and tries to avoid them so he does not get the band in trouble. Niall's first name means "champion".

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