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!

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Bee on


Pauline on

one direction should have kept that on during the award show because during the actual award show The Wanted totally looked way hotter just look at Rhiannas and Katy perry face during the wanted presentation !!!! LOL I like both bands but i for surley vote The Wanted

Pauline on

The Wanted Ofcourse !!!!!

Jade on

Sarah must be bling! TW all the Way!

Kim on

We need a third choice; None of the above.

Jane on

The Wanted look fabulous with or without their TH suits, they are good looking, they’re hilarous, have cool personalities, can play their own instruments, they can dance, they’ve got the talent and they keep the fanmily updated on everything (WantedWednesday). TW also interact with us and even follow us on Twitter. I’ve been a Directioner before so I’m not saying that I hate One Direction. 1D are brilliant in their own way.

tomax lover on

The Wanted always look better than 1D no matter if they are dressed up or dressed down

lupe on

Psh whaatt kind of question iss thatt definitely ONE DIRECTION <3 especially Zayn

Saskia on

Wow saw some who voted for one direction, but spelt it wrong.
Honest opinion when I saw what 1D wore I was like wtf!
So I voted for The Wanted, cause they always look sexy

molanwr on

Atleast 1D won three vma’s award and thr biggest winner. So what else? idc the puberty or what but they’re talented. They git beautiful voice and bug confident on stage when performing. They can protect and care of their fans. They can make their fans happy, they got the soul. That is what we want to find. So im gonna vote ONE DIRECTION

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