He also developed a love for music and finally joined a boy band called Avenue, that has been featured around the U.K. hit TV show The X Factor but was later disqualified. Following the group broke up, George went to join another boy band, the Wanted, which has gone on to international success, including two No. 1 singles.
Produced Maximillian Alberto George in Manchester, England, on September 6, 1988, Max George adored sports from an extremely young age. He played English football (soccer) with the Preston North End team and nearly signed a two-year deal together. George is definitely a supporter of the Manchester City team.
Avenue got broad interest in 2006 when they were featured during the next season of the most popular televised U.K. gift contest The X Factor. Magnificently dour gift judge and music impresario Simon Cowell called George a “youthful Robbie Williams” through the group’s audition. While the group made it to the show’s Bootcamp period, press reports disclosed that Avenue had broken the rules of the competition by having already procured professional rendering. Avenue broke up in 2009.
After an arduous nine-month procedure, the result was another five-member boy band, this time having a little bad boy edge. This latest English-Irish dance pop creation was called the Desired, made up of George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran.
The Desired’s self-titled debut record was launched in October 2010. The group’s second number one single, “Happy You Came,” their biggest hit thus far, came from their second record, Battleground, released in November 2011.
George’s fit build, close-shaved hair and penetrating grey eyes have made him an immediate focus of the group’s big female fan base. In an extremely public way, George continues to be romantically linked with British celebrity Michelle Keegan, to whom he was briefly engaged, and with debatable Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, that has traveled with the Desired on their tour bus.
In 2008, in support of cancer research, George appeared nude on the cover of U.K. homosexual magazine AXM’s politically charged “nude issue.”