The One Direction boys have graced many magazine covers around the world, but these GQ UK shots may be the best yet! The guys of 1D each scored their OWN covers for the September issue, with captions leaving us sweatin’ to get our hands on a copy.
Not only are these covers beyond cute, but what we also love about 1D is their collective passion to give back. To celebrate each guy going in his own, um, direction, charity-wise, we decided to highlight a bit of our fave work they have done, as well as give you a sneak peek at the covers! Vote below with which cover you love the most. My vote is obvi Zayn.
+ Harry Styles, Children’s Hospital Hero:
Harry may be known for sweeping girls off their feet, but the world may also remember when he visited a children’s hospital back in October of last year. Harry teamed up with Rays Of Sunshine, a charity based in the UK that grants wishes to very sick children. Harry spent the afternoon with the youngsters, turning it into a very memorable day for many.
+ Liam Payne, Anti-Bullying Pioneer:
When Liam isn’t rockin’ out on stage, he has been known to use his massive platform to try and put and end to bullying. He told JustJared, “And you know we’re not long out of school ourselves so we can relate. it’s a problem that’s fresh in our minds and we’re eager to raise awareness on this subject.” Sadly, bullying is something Liam def understands since he went through it personally while growing up. He opened up to Seventeen Magazine, saying, “I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone.”
+ Zayn Malik, Art Advocate:
The flawless tattooed hunk is no doubt one hell of a singer (OMG — his falsetto in “Best Song Ever”!), but he is also a fine artist on the side. Last month, Zayn teamed up with the Gromit Unleashed charity to paint a masterpiece that would be auctioned for charity. He revealed, “Being asked to design and paint a Gromit was an absolute honour and despite being busy on tour, it’s given me something to look forward to on my down time in between shows. My house is going to feel a whole lot emptier and a lot less green without it!”
+ Louis Tomlinson, Red Nose Day Supporter:
Louis shocked many fans after his famous locks were dyed RED, but it was all for a good cause. Red Nose Day is a massive charity fundraising venture all across the U.K. The money raised benefits the U.K. as well as Africa. So, Louis decided to dye his hair red to help raise awareness for the important day. He tweeted:
So honoured to be a part of @rednoseday . Met some beautiful people over in Ghana. Please donate big this year!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 15, 2013
+ Niall Horan, Autism Ally:
When it comes to birthdays, many focus the celebration on themselves, but Niall did quite the opposite. Last year, he hosted a charity gold tournament for his birthday to raise funds for Irish Autism Action and Temporary Emergency Accommodation Mullingar. The singer tweeted:
What a great day yesterday! @officialkeith what a guy! We had great fun and a lot of money was raised for I.A.A and T.E.A.M in the making
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 14, 2012
We just love the 1D boys! So, let us know! Who is your favorite GQ cover? Vote in our poll!
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