As a baby in Wolverhampton, England, docs discovered that one of Liam’s kidneys didn’t work properly, which resulted in lots of hospital visits and injections. As he grew older, fitness became really important to Liam, and he tried everything from running (he’d get up at 6am and run for miles before school!) to boxing (breaking his nose when he was just 12). Music was always his first love though, and he was studying Music Technology in college when he went he auditioned for “X Factor” for the second time. The first time he auditioned was when he was 14, and although he made it all the way to Judge’s Houses, they decided he was too young. His voice has always been a hit with the ladies though – he got his first crush to say yes to a date with him by singing to her! Famed for his Bieber-esque side-swept mop, Liam admits that it used to take him an hour to get it right.