Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, England. His early interest in performing led him to compete on talent competition The X Factor in 2008 and again in 2010. On his second try he attracted positive notice.The judges combined him with four other competitors to form the band One Direction

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''bear'' payne. Get it?

Before One Direction
His father, Geoff, works for the aerospace manufacturing corporation Goodrich; his mother, Karen, has worked as a nurse and a receptionist. He has two older sisters, Nicole and Ruth.

Payne attended St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton. As a kid, he was interested in both music and athletics. He was a member of the Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club and trained as a runner. He also began acting and singing with a local theater performance group called Pink Productions at the age of 12. Following his graduation from St. Peter's, he enrolled in the City of Wolverhampton College to study music technology.

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Early One Direction
As per 1D tradition, early on in One Direction, liam started out with the typical boy-next-door style. Although it was basic, It stole the hearts of thousands of 12 year old girls around the world.

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cuties

Mid One Direction
Although still pretty basic, Liam started exprimenting more with outgoing looks and hairstyles.(overshirts were a big part of his wardrobe) It was also about the time he split up from his long term girlfriend Sophia Smith, and Zayn made the decision to leave the band.

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Late one direction
Just like all the other boys, it was around now that we really got to see liam come out of his comfort zone with different, more ''edgy, bad'' looks, he also shaved his head for the second time.

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dammmmnnn

Now
Liam is pretty successfull in his new solo career, with the release of his hit-single ''strip me down'' ft Quavo, im sure theres an album coming soon. He's also engaged to the goregous singer and X-Factor judge, Cheryl Cole, with whom he has a son (Bear Payne). Its pretty clear, that we havent seen the last of Liam.

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