Who Should — & Shouldn't — Replace Zayn Malik?

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Now that Zayn’s departure from One Direction is official, it’s time to wipe away the tears and decide who should replace him. Not that he’s replaceable but, you know, it’s gonna happen sooner or later — no matter what the 1D boys say right now. They're in mourning and not thinking straight! Luckily, we're here to help.

Who Should Replace Zayn

5. Mary Lambert
Uh, because she’s awesome. And because her half-sleeve is on point. Maybe the boys can go to her tattoo artist from now on?

4. Joey Fatone
Although he’s not the most famous of his former boy band bros from *NSYNC, he can still shake a leg, as per his work on Dancing with the Stars. Plus, then 1D can also target the over-30 market.

3. Bruno Mars
He's super funky, and his hair is as cool as or (debatably) cooler than Zayn's.      

2. Car Lashes
Who doesn’t love Car Lashes?

1. Tituss Burgess
Burgess slays on Broadway, but obviously he won our hearts on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Titus Andromedon. If you can't picture Harry warbling "Peeno Noir," who even are you?
 
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Who (Probably) Shouldn't Replace Zayn

5. Danzig
He gets into too many fistfights, and his choice in kitty litter is subpar at best.

4. Hodor
The actor who plays Hodor, Kristian Nairn, is actually a DJ, but we mean Hodor the character. However, it would be really cute to see him carry Harry around on his back. Hodor!

3. Gary Busey
Despite his Oscar-nominated turn in The Buddy Holly Story, he just doesn't seem like a good fit.

2. Werner Herzog
Although he would be awfully handy to have around — he carries bolt cutters on him at all times, after all — he's just too much of a loner to share the spotlight.

1. Jonathan Franzen
He doesn't even user Twitter!