British boy band One Direction has finally found a replacement for Zayn — and he's from Idaho. 

To test the power of One Direction's social media empire, Jimmy Kimmel created an interesting experiment. Proving that it's not what is posted by rather, who posted it, One Direction made a potato very famous. 


The beautiful boy band posted the potato to their Instagram, where it got 517,000 likes in just a few hours.


Welcoming the newest member of our family. The One D Potato - @The1DPotato. Backstage @jimmykimmel

A photo posted by One Direction (@onedirection) on

The 1D potato also got a Twitter, and already has way more followers than you do, even though you're a sentient being and it's not. The tater posted some exclusive, glamorous portraits backstage at the show:

Sources: Jimmy Kimmel Live