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18 Dec

Hottie Alert!

Meet Union J! This new British boy band got their start on the UK’s X Factor—just like our guys 1 Direction! Let’s get to know these cuties!

There’s Jamie Hamblett, but everyone calls him “JJ.” He’s 24 and is the oldest in the group. Before pursuing his music career he was a jockey (rode horses), an actor, and a model.

Jaymi Hensley, 22, is known to be the “mom” of the group. He makes sure the guys wake up on time. Jaymi’s celebrity crush is Beyonce, and he likes Twilight.

Then there is 20-year-old Josh Cuthbert, who is said to be the loud and romantic one of the bunch. When he was 14, he starred in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

And last but not least there’s 19-year-old George Shelley. With the help of his grandpa, George taught himself how to play the guitar when he was 13.

George originally tried out for the X Factor as a solo artist. At first, JJ, Josh, and Jaymi were called Triple J, but they did not make it through the bootcamp round of the TV show. But when another group dropped out of the X Factor, the boys teamed up with George, changed their band name to Union J, and were given a second chance. They made it all the way to the live shows and finished in fourth place!

But they didn’t have to be sad about their elimination for too long…they just signed a record deal with Sony! The guys confirmed the good news on the British morning show Daybreak. Their former X Factor’s contestant, 16 year-old Ella Henderson who finished in sixth place, was also recently scooped up by Sony! Both groups are hoping to have their debut albums out in 2013.

Check out Union J singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” on the UK’s X Factor! Let us know what you think of the new boy band!

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10 Comments

  • Sam said on December 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    One Direction is so much better!

  • SonyaLuvHarry said on December 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Yay!!! NOW I LOVE ONE DIRECTION AND UNION J :)

  • Sup said on December 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I knew about union j before popstar. George Shelly is the one that looks like Harry Styles

    • peetypie said on December 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      ITS SO TRUE IT SO FUNNY LOOKING DO YOU THINK HE STOLE HAIR STYLE

  • SonyaLuvHarry said on December 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I do AGREE Sup :)

  • fishleg1414 said on December 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I now love Union J and 1D. They are both awesome!

  • Sup said on December 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    George’s face sort of looks like Miranda Cosgrove

  • April said on December 20, 2012 at 12:49 am

    LOVE ONE DIRECTION I DO NOT LIKE U J AT ALL 1d is for mE IM A DIRECTIONER AND PROUD TO BE ONE NOTHING CAN CHANE THAT HARRY STYLES I LOVE U

  • Sofia said on November 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I love Union J! I wish there would be more of Union J in Popstar! Magazine 😀

  • eva said on April 12, 2014 at 9:12 am

    They tried to be like one direction copy cat I dont like them at all

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