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Whew, The Guys In One Direction Looked A Lot Different 9 Years Ago

Zayn Malik with a full beard = Zaddy Malik.

While you may recall 2010 as just another year, Directioners will forever cherish the time as the era when One Direction officially formed as a group.

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The X Factor finalists would go on to launch a mega-successful boyband after finishing third place in the singing competition that winter.

Since then, 1D has taken an "extended hiatus," following the exit of Zayn Malik in 2015. In case you forgot where it all started, let's look back at what our boys looked like then, and see how much they have grown up over the years ahead:

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1. Harry Styles in 2010.

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Harry Styles in 2019.

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2. Liam Payne in 2010.

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Liam Payne in 2019.

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3. Zayn Mailk in 2010.

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Zayn Malik in 2019.

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4. Niall Horan in 2010.

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Niall Horan in 2019.

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5. Louis Tomlinson in 2010.

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Louis Tomlinson in 2019.

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  1. Which member became the biggest zaddy this decade?

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Which member became the biggest zaddy this decade?
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    Harry Styles
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    Zayn Malik
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    Liam Payne
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    Niall Horan
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    Louis Tomlinson