What did One Direction’s Liam Payne do before Sophia Smith?

by Lisa McGarry
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Liam Payne has revealed that he wasn’t always one of the most sought after young men in the world.

The One Direction star could have his pick of ladies these days, in fact he could probably land himself a Hollywood A lister if he set his mind to it, however things have not always been so easy for the singer.

Liam shot to fame on The X Factor over three years ago and since has had only two girlfriends. He was seeing Danielle Peazer for two and a half years and has been dating Sophia Smith since July 2013. The couple enjoyed a romantic break to the British Virgin Islands just last week.

Before he landed himself a girlfriend though Liam revealed that he practised and practised until he was the best kisser he could be.

In this week’s Top Of The Pops magazine he’s quoted as saying:

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“I used to practice snogging on the back of my hand. I’m not embarrassed. We’ve all done it.”

Now that he’s learned how to kiss (and we assume other things), Payne is on the lookout for that special one, he can settle down and live his life with.

He’s not much of a love ’em and leave ’em love rat and when asked what his ideal girl would look like, Payne revealed:

“I like cute, shy girls with really nice eyes.”

Sounds like Sophia right?

Liam also admitted that he still struggles to cope with the attention and craziness his band attracts.

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As One Direction travel the world, they are regularly mobbed by crowds of pent up teenagers and fangirls desperate to get close to the band.

Liam’s had his underwear stolen, Niall’s been knocked down in an airport and he whole group got caught up in a high speed car chase last year.

Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik still find the whole furore ‘mad’.

“At the first few gigs we ever did, in some night-clubs, girls were fainting and getting pulled out of the audience,” Liam confessed.

“We thought it was the strangest thing we’d ever seen. I didn’t think any of us would get used to the screaming and that reaction. It’s just mad.”

The madness is set to begin again in April of this year when One Direction’s Where We Are stadium tour kicks off.

Before then the boys will be reuniting this weekend to begin rehearsals for next week’s Brit Awards and then they’ll start work on writing tunes for their fourth album, due out at the end of 2014.

What do you think of Liam’s confessions? Leave your comments below..

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!