Beautician knocks back One Direction


A SCOTS beautician refused a request to do what millions of women would die for – give all five members of One Direction a massage.

Michelle Honeker said she snubbed the boyband at a swanky Marbella nightspot because they looked too young.

Despite being offered 100 euros (£80) for an hour’s working rubbing down Harry Styles and his band mates, Michelle firmly declined to put her hands on their “wee bodies”.


Scottish beautician Michelle Honeker


The band, who had a number one hit with You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful, were relaxing at Pangea in Puerto Banus, which counts Tinie Tempah, Flo Rida and Enrique Iglesias among its patrons

Michelle, from Dundonald, South Ayrshire, works for a beauty therapy firm that provides services to the club.

But the 27-year-old drew the line at One Direction.

She said: “No way was I going to put my hands on their wee bodies – it’d just be weird.”

“Someone at my work station pointed out Zayn Malik and I was like, ‘What? He looks about 14!’

The massage worker’s boss pulled her to one side to tried to coax her into giving the former X Factor stars a rub-down.

She added: “I told my boss there was just no way it’s going to happen – it’s not that I felt too old, they just look too young.

“No amount of pay would have made a difference – but I think she understood where I was coming from because she just laughed.

“I don’t know if the One Directions boys were upset at the knockback but to be honest it doesn’t matter.

“Celebrities don’t impress me – they are the same as everyone else.

“If I don’t want to touch someone then I shouldn’t have to.”

Richard Leighton, PR manager for Pangea, admitted: “We often have memorable interactions with celebrities at the club, so it’s funny sometimes when the celebs aren’t used to the staff being so confident and friendly towards them.

One Direction at the SECC Glasgow


“The guys had a great night and I’ve not seen a crowd reaction quite like this in a long time.”

While Michelle might not be happy getting close to the young popstars it seems there is no problem the other way round.

Harry Styles recently revealed he would never date anyone older than his 43-year-old mum Anne Cox.

The 18-year-old famously dated Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack, 33.

In July, Niall Horran, 19,was snapped at the Ocean Club in Marbella getting cosy with “older woman” Ruth Hicks, 26

No one from One Direction’s management was available for comment.