One Direction Become First Male Cover Stars For Cosmopolitan In Its 40 Year History

8 November 2012, 12:10 | Updated: 8 November 2012, 13:04

The 'Gotta Be You' stars are feature on the December issues cover fresh from winning the Ultimate Men award.

One Direction have been featured as the first all-male cover in Cosmopolitan Magazine's 40 year publishing history.

The 'Live While We're Young' five-piece are one of two cover stars for the December issue of the UK publication, with the Kardashian sisters also having their own cover, after being named the Ultimate Men at Cosmopolitan's recent Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards last month.

"Crazy! This award is a big honour," One Direction's Zayn Malik told the publication, regarding their win. "This year has been incredible, from winning a Brit Award to getting a No.1 album in America."

One Direction are also expected to take to the stage on The X Factor USA this evening (8th November) to perform their hit single 'Live While We're Young' and upcoming release 'Little Things'.

Check out One Direction's shoot for British Cosmopolitan below (Credit: Cosmopolitan/Ben Riggott):

Both songs appear on One Direction's second studio album 'Take Me Home', which is due out on 12th November.

The full interview with One Direction appears in the December issue of British Cosmopolitan on sale now, and a video of behind the scenes from there shoot can be seen here.

Check out One Direction's Cosmopolitan cover below (Credit: Cosmopolitan/Ben Riggott):