Harry Styles

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Harry Styles in a gold thong. Need we say more?

A throwback photo of the One Direction star has hit the web, featuring Taylor Swift's former beau stripped down to a sparkly thong and ironing a pair of boxer shorts.

So, what's the story? 

The revealing shot—which is sure to fire up many 1D fans—was taken back in 2010, when Harry was just 16 years old and competing on The X Factor and before he nabbed a spot in the Simon Cowell-formed, widely successful boy band.

The sexy star has yet to explain the reason for rocking the skimpy underwear, but we're guessing the well-coiffed lad was just messing around with his mates.

Glad to see Styles has always been confident and comfortable in his own skin. 

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