1) Our first trip to England with 1D!

It took hours to fly to London, England, to meet the One Direction boys at the beginning of 2012… but it only took seconds to fall in love with them. In England, we watched the guy’s show at the Hammersmith Apollo and hung out with them backstage before their show. The British/Irish babes hadn’t even started thinking about a big career in America yet. They were SO excited to spill secrets for BOP and Tiger Beat readers! It was definitely the beginning of a fun year for us and 1D.

2) 1D’s first TV appearance: We were there!

Just a few weeks after we got home from England, we headed to the Hollywood set of Nickelodeon’s iCarly to be with the boys as they filmed their first-ever TV appearance. We were the only magazine on set and we loved getting a ten-hour day with the boys. Harry shared his JELLO snack with us, Niall freaked out over his jumbo poster in one of our issues and the other boys had a blast filming the special episode. iCarly star Jennette McCurdy spilled juicy deets only to us about the guys being on set, too.

3) The first-ever glimpse of Niall shirtless!

Remember when everyone but Niall was shirtless in the “What Makes You Beautiful” music video? Just when we thought Niall would never take his shirt off, Harry snapped a pic of Niall getting his hair done and eating dinner at the same time (these boys are so busy, they’re always doing more than one thing at a time!) and the whole world swooned. Since then, Niall’s been WAY more confident about not wearing a shirt.

4) The guys reveal the “One Thing” they want

One Direction have fame, fortune and awesome fans. One thing they don’t have? A pet! Last summer, the megastars confirmed that there is just one thing they wish they could have on tour: A puppy! The guys say their tour manager, Paul Higgins, definitely doesn’t want them to get a dog on the road (he says it would be too crazy and too much work), but the boys are still dreaming about getting a 1D dog someday!

5) One more message from 1D, just for you!

To celebrate the end of their best year yet, One Direction made another totally exclusive, extra-special video for BOP and Tiger Beat readers only. Think 1D don’t notice all of the support you give them? That’s not true. Watch the video in the link here to see how much 1D truly love you.