Harry Styles and Zayn Malik may have some new competition in the “bad boy” category in fellow One Direction band mate Niall Horan. While Horan superficially appears to have a more clean-cut image than the heavily tattooed, cougar-chasing Styles and his edgy, inked-up partner in crime, Malik, he can tread on the non-role model side, too, and he recently proved it by indulging in two bad habitsÂ—for his health and his career.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Horan was spotted in North London at a pubÂ—pint of beer in hand and a cigarette in mouth. He’s heading in the wrong direction! And he certainly just clouded his boy-next-door image, or what’s left of it!
Horan may not be hitting up any tattoo parlors (he’s the only 1D boy without any ink!) and he doesn’t really have any racy romance history (aside from continued Demi Lovato dating rumors and new, likely false, buzz that Selena Gomez has a thing for him), but he’s apparently not so adverse to partying it up on the pub scene. Despite his recent protests that he’s happier at home on the couch during his off time, this single Irish cutie has still been rumored to hit the kegs a bit too hard. And it looks like he be continuing that practice plus adding nicotine to the mix.
Although Niall Horan, 19, has been keeping busy with 1D, what with the band’s promotional tour for their new Take Me Home album that had them make appearances on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The X Factor, he may want to find a different way to relax and unwind when he’s not on stage. After all, smoking cannot be good for those vocal chords!
The day after Horan’s dirty-habit-fueled downtime, he did redeem himself by performing with the rest of One Direction for the BBC Children in Need charity initiative. All five of the boys can be role models when they want to!
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