Both boy bands are trying to crack America

The Wanted‘s Tom Parker reckons One Direction are becoming popular in the US because of their boyish looks rather than their music.

Tom, 23, suggests that the 1D boys – who reached No 28 on the Billboard Singles Hot 100 with their single What Makes You Beautiful – are well aware their cute appearance is fuelling their success.

One Direction will build up a big teen market,’ says Tom.

‘But we want to push our music, not our faces.’

The Wanted recently scored a No 5 single on the Hot 100 with Glad You Came – the highest position from a UK boy band ever.

But while they might have beaten One Direction in the charts, Tom reckons the members of his band are too manly to win over 1D‘s devoted fans.

‘They’ll kill that that teen market. I don’t really see my face on the front of a teen magazine, if I’m totally honest,’ Tom tells the Daily Mirror.

‘I’ve got a beard and I’ll probably have a beer in my hands.

‘It’s not really a good look for a teen magazine.’

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