One Direction have admitted that they try hard not to be just a typical boyband.
The ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ stars are very different to any boyband that has come before them and they told Glamour magazine that they have always tried to be themselves, be real and not present a fake front to their fans and supporters.
The X Factor stars are the most popular young group in the world and have topped charts all over the globe. They had two albums featuring in the top five selling global records last year and it seems almost a certainty that they will follow that pattern when they release their third at the end of 2013.
Zayn Malik told the magazine that they didn’t want to follow any ‘formula’ when they started out and he thinks that’s been a key to their success. He said:
“We didn’t want to just follow the boy-band formula. We didn’t want to do any dancing, we just wanted to be five dudes in a band.”
Liam Payne admitted that they are bad dancers and know that, so they took another approach to entertaining fans in their performances. He said that they told their management what they were and weren’t comfortable doing and explained:
“We just kind of came out and said, ‘We can’t dance, we’re a bit lazy, we’re just normal lads. We look stupid dancing’, that’s what I think.”
Liam might think they look stupid dancing, but Harry Styles obviously isn’t that concerned and after wearing a candy thong and having Zayn eating from his man parts a few weeks ago, earlier this week in Jones Beach he broke out the silly string and turned it on the audience.
Harry took time out from getting one of his 5,000 tattoos to squirt the hilarious string at the front rows below him and we have to admit, he looked like he was having a lot of fun doing it.
Then, proving that they really do like to be spontaneous and fun on stage the lads decided to take a break from singing their hit song Kiss You and let one of their security men take the lead instead.
He’s not quite up to Liam’s standard but it’s nice to see that he’s a Directioner too….even if he is more burly than the rest of us!
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