Liam Payne voted sexiest man of the year

LOS ANGELES: One Direction star Liam Payne is the sexiest man of 2015, according to readers of Attitude.


The One Direction singer who takes over from last year’s winner Tom Daley also opened up to the magazine after receiving the accolade.

Payne, who was recently forced to deny “ridiculous” accusations of homophobia, said of the award, “It’s a shock but I am very thankful to those who think I deserve this. It’s a great title to have.”

Talking about his heavy partying during One Direction’s earlier years, he continued, “I’m not afraid to say that I actually went through a pretty bad (drinking) stage. And for that time in my life, that was perfect for me.”

“I mean, you’re away from home and that can get hard. Also there were a lot of things on my mind and that’s what helped me through.”