One Direction star Niall Horan manifested his way into stardom even before it all started. Twitter recently launched a campaign where they highlight success stories of stars like Horan, who tweeted it before it came true. And a Twitter user shared the photo of Horan’s billboard while captioning it “hey buddy,” the former One Direction member responded while writing ‘Heyyy.’
However, Niall Horan’s tweet dates back to January 16, 2010, and reads, “applied for xfactor, hope it all wrks out.” During that time, little did the musician know, the game show would bring him to meet his now-former bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne to form One Direction. Though One Direction did not win the competition, it still managed to become an international sensation in 2011.
The billboards are located in eight cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto while many are located in the hometowns of the stars who tweeted their manifestations. Megan Thee Stallion’s billboard can be found in Houston, while Issa Rae’s is in Inglewood. Meanwhile, more stars included in the campaign are Simu Liu, Demi Lovato, Patrick Mahomes, and Leonard Fournette.
Additionally, Twitter is donating nearly $1 million to charities of the star’s choice to encourage these manifestations, some including, Boys and Girls Club, Destination Crenshaw, the 3-D Foundation, and UNICEF Canada. Liu, 32, also tweeted about his personal manifestation to play Marvel’s Shang-Chi in December 2018. However, in March, Horan opened up about stardom during his One Direction days on an episode of People, Just People.
During the interview, he said he sometimes felt like a ‘prisoner.’ “I struggled with the idea of, ‘Why won’t you just let us out?'” he said of the instances in which fans would be “banging on car windows before we could get out of the vehicle.” “‘We just want to go for a walk,’ you know?” “But, you can’t get inside the brain of a fan and now I completely get it, but at the time, you’re like, ‘You’re our age. Just let us out.'” he told the host. “‘We just want to walk down the street. You must understand.'”