Boy Band Battle! Who Was Hottest at the VMAs: One Direction or The Wanted?

09/07/2012 at 09:30 AM ET

One Direction at the 2012 MTV VMAs width= FameFlynet

It’s easy to compare One Direction and The Wanted. Both five-man boy bands are from abroad, have hot singles, hot stars and fans who are hot for them.

But Thursday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, the two distinguished themselves from one another a bit, One Direction performing and winning an award (earning them kisses from presenter Katy Perry) and The Wanted engaging in some dirty talk on stage with Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson.

So which group of guys strikes your fancy? Is it the clean-cut One Direction (above), with their casual-cool red carpet looks (three of them in Converse sneakers) and perfectly coiffed hair? Or the more mature guys of The Wanted (below), who hit the carpet in tailored Tommy Hilfiger suits? Vote in our poll below!

The Wanted at the 2012 MTV VMAs width= FameFlynet


FILED UNDER: Celebs , Guy Style , Red Carpet

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Bettyski on

Um not a one of those guys in the Wanted are even remotely good looking. One Direction.

sally on

All I have to say is NICE HAIR on all of them~

Noelle on

I actually just saw The Wanted at The Mixtape Festival and they killed it! I was very imprssed with their performance. I voted for them!

SoNotHollywood on

The Wanted are way hotter

Samantha on

One Dorection ALL THE WAY! Umm The Wanted who?????



Bex on


Laura on

Does anyone else notice how similar these groups look?
The cool kid on the left, then the ethnic looking one, the ‘different’ one (Niall has blonde hair, Max has a shaved head), craziest hair, boy next door.
Ironic that they both posed like that… like they were asked to or something.

valeri on

holla fo a dolla

guest on

looks like the vma’s are falling off

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