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The Most Awkward Pictures Of One Direction Before They Were One Direction

OK, they're still pretty awkward. But this is some next-level awkward.

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OK, just for reference, this is what One Direction looks like now:

From left: Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn, and Liam.
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From left: Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn, and Liam.

This is Liam Payne now...

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And THIS is pre-1D Myspace Liam Payne...

Rocking the metal dog tags and graphic tee.
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Rocking the metal dog tags and graphic tee.

And chubby-schoolkid pre-1D Liam Payne...

This is what Harry Styles looks like now...

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And THIS is what suave Harry Styles looked like before 1D...

This is Zayn Malik now...

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And THIS is chubby fast-food Zayn Malik before 1D...

This is Louis Tomlinson now...

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And THIS is awkward Louis Tomlinson before 1D...

This is Louis trying to make a hand sign happen...
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This is Louis trying to make a hand sign happen...

Trying to make these outfits happen...
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Trying to make these outfits happen...

Punching a doll...
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Punching a doll...

Wearing a girl's coat...
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Wearing a girl's coat...

And getting just a touch too comfortable with some girl...
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And getting just a touch too comfortable with some girl...

AND FINALLY: This is Niall Horan now...

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And THIS is pre-1D Kanye West–wannabe Niall Horan...

Also pre-1D anti-terrorist officer Niall Horan...

And best of all, pre-1D ladies' man Niall Horan...

IN CONCLUSION:

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