Sugarscape readers have called it — Zayn Malik is the “Hottest Male Human” for 2015. The funny and very One Direction-centric news site asked voters to help them decide who would win their top honor: the cosmic-sounding “Hottest Male Human” title.
A top 50 list was unveiled today, with Bradford bad boy Malik at the top of the heap for the second year running.
As if on cue, Malik posed for a photo for girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s Instagram, as reported by Us Weekly. Zayn struck a pose that could be taken straight from a “hunk for each month” calendar, complete with baby animals placed strategically in the crooks of manly arms or nuzzling against ripped chests.
The kitten is reportedly Gigi’s, and Us Weekly notes that while many of Zayn’s distinctive tattoos are visible, the one dedicated to ex Perrie Edwards has been “carefully cropped out.”
Zayn may be the Sugarscape Hottest, but hot on his heels is ex-bandmate Liam Payne, who may have upped his ranking in the last days of the vote when he posted a snap of his impressive holiday abs, declaring “Christmas weight dusted,” as reported by Daily Mail.
The remaining One Direction members Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson took out fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively. A few other boybanders (notably most of the members of 5SOS) made the top fifty, as did Justin Bieber and “Jealous” singer Nick Jonas.
In other One Direction news, Louis Tomlinson has apparently jetted to France to ski with rumored girlfriend Danielle Campbell. One Direction security guard Preston Mahon is the source for this.
— Larry Updates (@MyStylinsonTeam) January 3, 2016
The France rumor follows a happy new year spent with family and Danielle in London, in which the Doncaster One Direction member was reunited with his grandmother.
— Johannah Deakin (@JohannahDarling) December 31, 2015
While Louis indeed looked happy and healthy in the Christmas celebration shots that found their way to social media, some pictures of the star partying in the following days made Louis-watchers a bit worried. The One Direction star looked drawn and a little tired, and thinner than usual, and some people thought they could make out marks on his arms that looked like self-harm marks.
— 1DUpdates (@iWant1D_Updates) January 1, 2016
Fans rallied around the star, urging him to take care of himself and watch any drinking, stress or drug problems that may have been causing him to look under the weather. Not everyone was convinced there was anything wrong, though — many people pointed out that Louis may just have been exhausted after a big Christmas and a trip to America with Danielle Campbell.
— ⋆D⃟A⃟N⃟A⃟⋆ (@xDanaKy) January 1, 2016
— tuhr loves naiuhl,,! (@Naiuhl) January 1, 2016
A fan project called the Support Louis Project has been set up so worried Directioners can send their well-wishes to the Doncaster heartthrob and express their concern.
People expressed dismay about Louis’ difficult year and reassured him that they love him:
“I think you don’t feel okay on this lasts years and I don’t like it.???????? I really don’t know why but, I want you to know that I always be here for you no matter what happens.???? You can’t imagine how I love you, is so so much.”
Some people strongly believed that Louis Tomlinson is unwell, and said they wished they could help. Fans talked about how much the soccer-loving crooner, who has always stood up for fans, has helped them and even “saved [them] many times”. These fans wished they could help Louis in his time of need.
“I just want to see you okay, you are a very important person in my life. Louis, you saved me in many times and now you are not good and i only want to help you but i can’t and it hurts. Your health and your happiness are the only things that i care. If you are okay, i will be okay.”
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