Breaking news: Another very attractive male celebrity has posed in the nude, again.
Because, let’s be real, we wouldn’t be living in 2019 if there weren’t daily updates on our favorite celebrities’ naked bodies, would we?
And the latest public figure to fall into the naked picture trap is British heartthrob, Liam Payne – dreams seemingly do come true, after all. The internet has obviously exploded since he uploaded the raunchy picture to his Instagram, and his fans certainly haven’t held back in the comments…
Who can forget the One Direction frenzy that descended upon us that year?
He first appeared on the British singing show, The X Factor.
At the ripe age of fourteen, Liam auditioned on The X Factor in 2008. Though he was unsuccessful, judge and music producer, Simon Cowell saw the potential in him and encouraged him to come back to try again in 2 years.
And he smashed it.
During the “Bootcamp” stage of the show, Payne was teamed up with 4 other boys who were also competing on the show, ultimately forming a 5 piece boy band.
Alongside Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Louis Thomlinson, Liam had unknowingly become part of one of the biggest boy bands of our century.
Even though the band finished third in the show, their first 5 albums were monumental successes and catapulted the boys to international stardom.
It was like a fever.
Teenage girls far and wide went completely mad for One Direction, as they quickly became the most idolized and desired boys in the world.
Yep, the teenage heartthrobs aren’t so teenage anymore.
As the years went by, the band grew into handsome young men and remained in the spotlight (and dreams…) of women all over the world.
Back in 2015, following the departure of band member, Zayn Malik, the group announced that they would be “taking a break,” subsequently breaking the hearts of all die-hard One Direction fans.
Speaking on BBC Radio, Liam said that it would be nice to have time to write songs without the pressure of touring and traveling around the world. “Obviously we’re all going to take a break for a bit first and then consider where we are in the world,” he said.
To this day, One Direction fans are yet to hear any news of a reunion.
Since their break, the boys have gone their separate ways, with a few of them embarking on solo careers.
It turns out that there is life after One Direction after all!
Though the boys have all been successful in one way or another, Liam, in particular, has excelled with his solo career. His debut song, “Strip That Down,” which was co-written with Ed Sheeran, completely banged and made it to number 1 in the UK charts.
Despite fears that his solo career would flop, Liam has gone from strength to strength, releasing an array of hugely successful tracks.
He has also taken part in several collaboration projects, including the song “For You” with Rita Ora, which featured in the film, Fifty Shades Freed.
And his relationship with former X Factor judge, Cheryl, was also highly publicized…
There was a lot of controversy over the relationship between Liam and Cheryl.
Whether it was the 10 year age gap, the fact that Cheryl was rumored to once have had a thing with Liam’s record label holder, Simon Cowell, or just plain jealousy, Directioners were not happy with their romance.
Fans were stunned when, after spending only a year together, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby.
Yet, despite the arrival of their son, Bear, and much to the delight of many One Direction fans, the couple announced shortly after that they were going their separate ways.
Yep, Liam is still single, ladies.
Though he briefly dated supermodel, Naomi Campbell, Liam has stayed away from any long-term relationships since Cheryl.
Because, if you’ve got it, flaunt it… Right?
Almost out of nowhere, Liam got buff.
In the last few months, Liam has started posting more and more topless shots of himself onto his Instagram. Not that we’re complaining…
The singer has been getting his fingers stuck into a completely different type of pie. Last month, Liam was announced as the first and official global brand ambassador for Hugo Boss.
Liam has gone one step further and posed completely naked in a photo shoot. And, to make things even better, it’s been posted on Instagram!
Mert makes up a part of the label, Mert and Marcus, a team of 2 fashion photographers who work together on a collaborative basis.
Mert himself has photographed an array of high-status celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Madonna, and Bella Hadid.
Here it is ladies and gentlemen, in all of its wonderful glory.
It’s not every day that you see a member of One Direction in the nude, is it? In the image, the singer is seen sitting completely naked on a director’s chair that has the photographer’s name emblazoned in cursive on the backrest.
The picture is part of the Hugo x Liam Payne capsule collection, which was launched during the Berlin Fashion Week earlier this month.
The image is a recreation of a near-identical one of Kate Moss captured by Alas in April. In the original photograph, Moss has her legs crossed and is wearing nothing but a pair of black stilettos while she smokes a cigarette.
And the comments had no chill…
Fans obviously became very hot under the collar after seeing the saucy snap.
One user wrote “Who’s guilty of saving this?” while another could only muster, “OH MY GOLY GOLY GOSH”.
I have to admit, the first comment: “I wish I was a chair” is very relatable…
Because naked Liam Payne is a big mood, apparently. Though I’m not sure how likely a frontal shot will be… We can only hope, right?
Fans were very excited to see that Mert had included the hashtag, #comingsoon, in the caption for the post.
Be right back, just going to sit and wait on Mert’s Instagram for the rest of the shoot…