✓ Swanky British or Irish Accent
✓ Eyes you can melt into
✓ Boyish grin
✓ Colorful pants
Step into the limelight, grab a mic, and holla! Seriously, just belt it out. That is what the boys of One Direction did and look at where they are now.
Oh, and be charming. And don’t forget those colorful pants!
Quite an experiment it turned out to be!
For the five or so of you who were hiding in a cave and missed the sob story, the boys almost didn’t make it to the big stage simply because they didn’t make the cut in their category in The X Factor in 2010. Niall looked more of a country rip-off of the Biebs during his first audition, while Zayn rambled through his piece. Although Harry, Liam, and Louis were charming and confident, and they cracked the stage on their first try, their performances weren’t enough to get each of them a spot in the Boys category. Luckily, they had enough star potential to form a boy band, and quite an experiment it turned out to be!
If three albums, three tours, one movie, one book and loads of awards post-X Factor are not enough proof that these young egos have made it big, then they must have at least redefined the word “famous.” Their zoom to sudden stardom have had them hopping from one shrieking-girls-filled-show to another, their fans clinging on to the strings of their guitars. And the fan base, believe it or not, is still growing. You could say that a new breed of groupies has been born.
Yeah, bring it on, you 1D4E crazies!
Fans and fanatics are all alike: they go 1D4E!
The romantic life of these lads have even stirred a lot of brouhaha, especially when Harry Styles was linked to T Swizzle and Niall Horan to Demi Lovato. But seriously, these boys don’t need to be linked to anyone, because, for their fans, it’s 1D4E! Fanatics will still go “Oh, yeah! 1D4E crazies!” As long as they don’t go the route of Justin Bieber, they’re going to be fine for a long, long time–accent, eyes, grins, pants, and everything else considered.
And hey, what’s the beef with the extremist religious group, which has zeroed in on the group as one of its enemies? ‘Nuff said. Stardom has its price, and this includes fanatics throwing punches at 1D4E! Crazies.
The images in this article were all sourced from One Direction’s website.