Twerk it, Harry! One Direction boy bander Harry Styles channeled fellow pop idol Miley Cyrus on Sunday, Aug. 11, when he showed off his twerking skills during the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.
Coaxed out of his seat by hosts Darren Criss and Lucy Hale, Taylor Swift's 19-year-old ex took full advantage of his moment in the spotlight. With his back to Criss, he leaned forward and swiveled his hips provocatively, as pal Ed Sheeran and bandmate Zayn Malik looked on, laughing.
The hilarious performance was just a few seconds long, but it made a lasting impression on the singer's millions of fans. Within minutes of his impromptu twerk, "#HarryDroppedThatThunThunThun" started trending on Twitter, and GIFs and videos began popping up on blogs and Tumblr pages.
After the show, the British heartthrob appeared online to comment on the moment, tweeting: "Note to self: Don't 'twerk.'"
Twerk or no twerk, Sunday's awards show was a big one for Styles. He took home the Teen Choice Awards for Top Hottie and Best Smile, and he and his bandmates — Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan — won Choice Summer Tour, Choice Group, Choice Single (for "Live While We're Young"), and Choice Love Song (for "Little Things").