Read and Take: Zayn Malik Biography
Name: Zayn Javadd Malik
Star Sign: Capricorn
Home Town: Bradford, England
Celeb Crush: Megan Fox
Man Crush: Justin Timberlake
Favourite hair colour on a girl: Brunette
Bet you didn’t know: He celebrated his 18th birthday with a trip to Nandos with the boys.
Turn-ons: Tattoos and stripper shoes
Turn-offs: Punks, burping and sweating.
Born to British Pakistani father Yaser and an English Irish mother, Tricia Malik (née Brannan), he has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He grew up in East Bowling, was a pupil at Lower Fields Primary School, and went to Tong High School, a state comprehensive school. Malik did not fit in at his first two schools due to his mixed heritage, and after moving schools at the age of twelve, Malik states he started taking pride in his appearance.
On auditioning for The X Factor, he stated: "I was looking for an experience". He cites urban music as his main musical influence, growing up, he was into R&B and rap. He as well as other members of One Direction further notes artists such as Bruno Mars, as a "dream collaborator." Malik is addicted to smoking cigarettes; in late 2011, he expressed his desire to quit. Malik is a Muslim, and once wrote on Twitter, "La ila ha ill lalla ho muhammed door rasoolalah", known as a common declaration of faith among Muslims meaning: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah."
On a date he would wear jeans, a T-shirt and trainers.
His perfect girl can’t be too clingy and someone who acts cool. Megan Fox would be his ideal partner.
He loves the mirror.
He’s a secret bad boy.
He is actually a bit shy.
He’s NOT dating Geneva Lane.
He’s the Mary Poppins of the group.
Best thing about being a boy?
I get to date girls.
Best thing about being in One Direction?
All the free clothes and I get to do what I love everyday.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
There isn’t one.
Unforgivable by Sean John.
Favourite grooming product:
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
Bath or shower?
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and I have a Blackberry too, but I don’t use it. I like the iPhone better.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
Nothing not even my duvet!