One Direction is, hands down, one of the most popular boy bands on the scene right now. Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson can’t get enough of the spotlight, and I think their presence in Hollywood is only going to grow. With any band there are bound to be those few that dance in the shadows and sing a bit quieter; however, I think for the most part, the members of this band are all fairly represented. Granted, unless they’re dating Taylor Swift, sometimes we don’t really care about them that much. I speak truth. You’re welcome.
We should now take a little time out of our day to break down each One Direction member’s celebrity IQ — a very scientific, important number that takes into consideration their actions in the Celeb World over the past few months. Now, a celebrity IQ is different from a normal person’s IQ because a celebrity really only has 3 goals in life: 1. STAY RELEVANT 2. STAY PROMINENT 3. STAY SCANDALOUS.
Harry Styles: Everybody knows who Harry Styles is. First and foremost, he is the crazy little British boy who decided to risk his life in the shadow of Taylor Swift, the Black Widow herself. While he totally put his heart on the line by spending a couple nights with the young, crazy blonde country singer who feeds off of failed relationships, any guy who holds Taylor Swift’s hand is going to get media attention. No questions asked. Actually, a lot of questions asked, but still good for publicity. And good for the band. While this failed relationship might have been another one of Taylor’s doings, I have to say that I think Harry might’ve ended this one. What a loser, right, T-Swift? I think you should try Niall next, maybe he won’t cheat on you.
Niall Horan: 19-year-old Niall is just happy to be getting his braces taken off soon. See, Taylor Swift, you could have a brand new set of sparkly, straight British teeth to love on! Better get with him quick.
Zayn Malik: This dude was one of the first bandmates who allegedly talked about leaving the band; apparently, he was having a ridiculously hard time adjusting to his newfound fame. Yikes! Not super scandalous, but just a bit crazy. After all, they are one of the most powerful boy bands alive right now. Probably not the best idea to talk about leaving and, in the process, break up another one of Simon Cowell’s thriving moneymaking machines. Zayn also discussed having a little man crush on his fellow bandmate Liam.
Liam Payne: Apparently a prankster, jokester, and flatterer. He recently pranked one of the photogs doing a shoot for the band. He also told The Sun that he accidentally hit on a random music executive. Woops. #BoyBandBoyLife.
“We were sat outside in our car waiting to go in for a meeting and this woman walked past and she was really attractive. We were proper going for it in the car and hitting the horn. The last thing Louis came out with as she walked into the building was, ‘What a bottom!’ We got out the car, went into the same building only to discover this woman was actually the head of the meeting.”
Louis Tomlinson: Another pranker of the bunch, and apparently seems to be best buds with Liam. He photobombed nearly every one of 1D’s New Year’s Eve snapshots. Gotta give him props for not taking himself too SRSLY, right?
So with all that said, I think it’s time to calculate celeb IQ points. I think it would be a felony to say that Harry Styles didn’t get this particular Highest Celeb IQ prize. The lowest? Niall and his braces. Sorry, kiddo. Perhaps the numbers will change over the next couple of months, but it’s going to take some major scandalosity to overcome Harry’s stint with Taylor. Which 1Der do you think has the highest celeb IQ? Let’s chat in the comments below.
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