If One Direction Had an Orthodox Jewish Member, This Is What He'd Look Like

Ilan Eckhardt may be making waves on the reality show Rising Star, but he’s really a yeshiva boy from Milwaukee who now has a foot in both worlds.

With locks of blond hair flopping over his forehead as he strums his guitar and sings, Ilan Eckhardt, 19, could easily pass for a member of the popular boy band One Direction; that is, if One Direction had an Orthodox Jewish member from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.