One Direction’s 1D Day: Relive the magic in GIFs
Just in case you happened to be living under a rock and didn’t clue up to the fact that yesterday was One Direction’s 1D Day – then you sure did miss some magically adorable moments.
The seven-hour worldwide stream was jam-packed with guests, gags, Guinness World Record attempts and Google hangouts galore, and thanks to MTV News, if you slept through this entertainment extravaganza, you can catch all the best moments in these totes adorbs GIFs.
Think you’d make the perfect doppelganger for Harry Styles or Niall Horan? Well five lucky guys who do happen to share somewhat of a resemblance to each member, hit the streets of Los Angeles to test their likenesses on the unsuspecting public.
Wrong Direction, as they were aptly named, had many a confused Directioner asking for photos and autographs, with one fan even tweeting asking if they were supposed to be the band 10 years from now! Way harsh.
The below GIF doesn’t really beg for that much of an explanation – it’s a shirtless H.Styles pumping iron. Enough said. But in case you did want more info on this piece of art, the guys were simply detailing how they managed to keep buff and toned while on tour. At one point, Harry put down the weight bar for a shirtless run on a treadmill while Zayn Malik and Liam Payne showed off their boxing skills and Niall attempted “10,000 squats” so he could get “an ass like Kim K.”
‘90s modelling superstar Cindy Crawford made a spectacular guest appearance, giving Liam some tips on his catwalk style. “I can’t look at you,” said Liam, gushing over the supermodel’s perfect face – but confidently executed one heck of a Blue Steel of his own during the runway challenge.
From the runway to the wrestling ring, Liam dominated pro-wrestler Kurt Angle while dressed in a lucho libre mask. Good looks and sporting prowess? We couldn’t ask for anything more.
Back in the studio, Niall and Harry got all touchy-feely recreating that iconic scene in ‘Ghost’ where Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze make pottery together. Niall even looked like he got in a bit of a chest-grope. Romantic is an understatement.
Now for some Guinness World Record attempts (and failures). For their first challenge, the lads attempted to break the record for the tallest toilet paper stack assembled in 30 seconds. Armed with a tidy supply of two-ply and two Guinness Book officials, One Direction were sadly not granted the title after failing to stack more than 29 rolls. Bummer.
For their second attempt, Louis and Niall each tried to balance coins on their faces while standing up. Louis Tomlinson gave up fairly quickly, turning to help Niall in his pursuit, but sadly the Irish hottie only managed to stack 21 coins – well short of the current record of 57.
In yet more bizarre official World Records, did you know there’s a record for the number of balloons busted with your butt? Well naturally, 1D did. With the help of his beautiful assistant Zayn, Liam attempted to burst 27 balloons with his buns of steel but only managed to pop 22 in each of his two attempts.
Did you tune into the 1D Day livestream? Let us know your favourite moments in the comments below!