Happy 21st Birthday Liam Payne!

Get out the party hats, 1D's Liam Payne is 21 today!

Happy 21st Birthday Liam Payne!

Liam Payne

To celebrate, we've delved deep into the Native Monster archives and picked some of our fave Big Payno pics! 

Top Liam Payne Facts:

  • Between birth and the age of four Liam had to have loads of tests on his kidneys, leaving him with only one working kidney, However, in August 2012 Liam tweeted that his second kidney had randomly started working again, meaning he now has two! 
  • This April, Liam told Top of The Pops magazine about an embarrassing moment from his childhood. "When I was seven, a girl I really liked tickled me and I wet myself. Then she laughed, because she was a lot older, but I cried and it was terrible. I actually really fancied her and I’d ruined everything." Unlucky Liam. Very unlucky.
  • Here at Native Monster we've always thought Liam is the hottest member of 1D. And according to an Entertainment Wise poll we are right! Liam picked up 30.58% of the votes over the rest of the boys, making him the hottest member of the band. A title well deserved!
  • In May 2012, Liam broke his toe by dropping his computer on it. Doh! He told Good Morning America: “I dropped a MacBook Pro on it, which is not a very exciting story at all.”
  • Before Harry came up with the band name One Direction, Liam suggested the call themselves USP – which stood for Unique Selling Point. We're glad they went with 1D.
  • Liam first auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 when he was just 14! He performed Frank Sinatra classic Fly Me To The Moon to judges Simon, Louis and Cheryl. That year saw him make it through to Judges’ Houses before being eliminated and not making it to the live shows. 
  •  When Liam returned to the X Factor in 2010, he successfully auditioned with song Cry Me A River. He later revealed to The Sun newspaper his reason for choosing the classic as his audition tune - it was because of an ex-girlfriend who had cheated on him. Someone cheated on Liam? WHY WOULD YOU?

Watch Liam's X Factor auditions here:

Read more about Liam:

Win! Tickets to see screening of 1D concert film at the Light House

VIDEO: Liam Payne singing at school assembly 

VIDEO: Liam Payne's mom : "Fame hasn't changed him, he's still the same."

VIDEO: Liam Payne: "Wolverhampton honour is the important award I've received 

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