Uh-Oh, One Direction Are About To Compete With Zayn For The First Time

10 June 2015, 10:45 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

One Direction Billboard Music Awards 2015 Winner
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

This is gonna get real awkward real fast.

The moment that Directioners everywhere have dreaded has come a lot sooner than expected - the remaining members of 1D are being pitted against Zayn for an award.

The first wave of 2015's Teen Choice Award nominations appeared online last night, and fans quickly spotted a very glaring anomaly: In the "Choice Male Hottie" category (yep, this is a thing), the combined hotness of the 1D boys is going head-to-head with the likes of Justin Bieber, Austin Mahone... and Zayn Malik.

And fans are freaked.


Some are sticking with the boys.  


And some actually fancy Zayn's chances. 


But a few can see right through the Teen Choice Awards' plans.


By complete coincidence, Zayn dropped by Instagram this morning with newly-bleached white hair and a "Vote For Me" smoulder, just to low-key remind you just how hot he is.


White hair now

A photo posted by niazkilam (@zaynmalik) onJun 10, 2015 at 1:46am PDT


What do you think; have the boys combined got a chance against the dreamy might of their former band member, or is it all a big Teen Choice PR stunt? Let us know in the comments.