Decked out in a sparkly black frock, the 20-year-old "X Factor" star helped get the ball rolling with a performance of her hit "Give Your Heart a Break" during the hour-long VMA pre-show outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Known for making their female fans swoon, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson drew plenty of screams as they meandered about the Staples Center venue while readying to take the VMAs stage.
Making her way into Staples Center, the former Disney darling dazzled for the impending shutterbugs as she showed off a new, bleach blonde coif to go with her sexy ensemble of black Emilio Pucci silk organza gown.
The newly short-haired Barbadian beauty was dressed to impress in a sequin embroidered Elie Saab dress as she hammed it up outside the Staples Center venue while gearing up to take the stage and collect a few more MoonMen for her collection.
Dressed head to toe by Salvatore Ferragamo, the “Avatar” actress showed off her picture perfect self as she posed for the paparazzi prior to making her way inside the Staples Center to catch all the action.
Making her way into Staples Center as one of the early arrivals, the "Vampire Diaries" darling dazzled for the shutterbugs as she showed off her fun and flirty style by wearing a maroon hued satin pantsuit with Ruthie Davis pumps.