It definitely wasn't the One Direction star in the photo.
When all you can think about is one band, you're probably going to see lookalikes everywhere. Unfortunately, that was the case for one excited One Direction fan who posted a photo on Twitter apparently showing the back of Harry Styles head on a bus.
Harry Styles denies appearance on LA public transport
The superfan posted a picture of a young man riding the bus in LA - who had his long hair pulled back, earphones in, apparently lost in his music and with what looks like a remarkably Styles-esque nose - accompanied by the caption 'Harry on a bus in LA!' As it turns out, the man was actually, well, we don't know. 'It actually wasn't me', Styles confessed in a red carpet interview ahead of the band's performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Even his bandmates look surprised at this revelation, with Niall Horan insisting 'it looked like you' and Louis Tomlinson suggesting he should take credit for it anyway. The idea of Styles taking good old-fashioned public transport seemed to stir up some nostalgia for Liam Payne, however, who wistfully remarked: 'Do you not miss the bus ride to school, though? I used to love the bus ride to school.' A sentiment which seemed to be shared by Tomlinson, who asked if he remembered what bus he used to take. 'The 794', Payne replies, truthfully or otherwise. 'Great bus.'
One Direction were nominated for four awards at this year's Billboards, winning Top Touring Artist and Top Group and being beaten in the Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist by Styles' ex Taylor Swift.