What’s it like to go with One Direction on tour and follow them everywhere? Crystabel Riley is one of the few people who knows firsthand. She worked with 1D as STYLIST for their first big US tour. What does being a Stylist/groomer mean? Basically it means making sure these cuties look camera ready at all times (because there are ALWAYS cameras around).
We’ve got to be ready for anything,” Crystabel said of working with the guys. “For example, if Louis spills pizza down his top, I’m there scrubbing it off.”
Okay, so it’s not always the most glamorous job in the world, but she does get to spend a lot of time with the guys. One of the biggest downsides to the gig? Getting mistaken as a fan!
“On my way back in, they think I’m a hysterical fan so it’s really hard to move about because there are always big security guards trying to stop me from getting in, thinking I’m a crazy fan.”
Yikes! But Crystabel loves her job — especially moments like 1D’s Saturday Night Live photo shoot, where she took this pic and tweeted it with the caption, “@onedirection SNL photoshoot.. SNL so New York! Perfect end to 48 days of 1DUSA, thanks for having us!”
What do you think about Crystabel’s job? Would you ever want to be 1D’s groomer?