When you’re in a hugely successful boy band like One Direction you can afford to splurge. This is exactly what Liam Payne did, as he admits on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
In the interview, Liam revealed that the purchased the flying blue car from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and put it in his garden. The star explained, “I bought the Harry Potter car and I put it in my garden. You know the blue far, the flying car? I bought one because I’m a bit of a geek.”
Liam went on to say that he has taken various online quizzes so he can determine what house he would be in if he were a student of Hogwarts. Liam told the host, “my friend got Hufflepuff and I got Gryffindor. He was so annoyed.”
Earlier this year, the 22-year-old celebrated his birthday with a Harry Potter-themed event. Liam even had an over-the-top birthday cake made in his honor, which featured Potter-esque books and an edible golden snitch on top.
Liam Payne, Instagram post:
Thanks too @maddalenaandmauro and @carlosbakery for my Harry Potter cake :D wowwewweewewwww
While Liam has undoubtedly made lots of money for himself over the past few years, he might want to slow down his spending as he recently revealed that his band would be taking two years off.
Supermodel Sam Frost is putting Maxim magazine on blast, after they doctored an old photo of her and used it for their December cover. The model explained the situation while on the air for her radio show, 2DayFM Show with Rove McManus.
Sam claimed that the photo seen on the cover is from a shoot she did back in February. And to make matters worse, she also revealed that the magazine employed notable amounts of Photoshop to “enhance” the model’s appearance. Sam said, “I’m smack bang right on the front cover, implying that I’ve done a second photo shoot, I’ve returned to Maxim. They’ve actually photo shopped my hair dark because I was blond then and now I’m brunette. They’ve enhanced my boobs – I am quite flat chested and I’m okay with that – and brought in my waist.”
Sam went on to express her concerns with the magazine cover, saying, “I personally feel like it is a bit disappointing because I don’t look like that. I’m a huge advocate for being a good role model and for young girls and just embracing what you look like.”
A few months back, Sam revealed that she didn’t like posing for Maxim. In an interview she claimed, “Yeah I did actually [regret posing for the magazine]. I wasn’t in a good head space at the time, in hindsight, I wish I didn’t do it.”
Santi Pintado, the editor-in-chief of the magazine responded to Sam’s criticism, stating, “It’s no secret magazines retouch images. The only thing we’ve done is pretty much darken her hair from the shoot. In terms of enhancements, no. We haven’t really done anything to her at all. It’s basically the hair color.”
While the magazine remains adamant that they did nothing wrong, the accompanying article to Sam’s picture in the December issue claims that the model “returned to Maxim.” However, this appears to be untrue.