Zayn Malik looks hot and brooding on the new September 2016 cover of Elle UK magazine.
The 23-year-old “Pillowtalk” singer opened up to the glossy about his career, his love life, and more. Check it:
On leaving One Direction: “At that time in my life I felt I had done everything I could do there and I just needed to change it up. It didn’t feel brave…I just don’t have it in me to feel fully secure in anything I do. I always strive towards something better. It’s why I think sometimes I come across the wrong way, a bit distant. I’m just stressed out trying to control how I’m perceived. I think about things a lot.”
On his style: “Since leaving One Direction I’ve been given the freedom to be able to wear whatever I want and that’s made it more interesting. More creative,” the singer tells ELLE U.K. “I can say I want to wear metal arms and it’ll happen.”
On girlfriend Gigi Hadid: “She’s super intelligent; I think that’s why it works so well. And we do the same type of job so we get that with each other.”
Zayn Malik looks super hot on the new summer issue #Sexy of Paper magazine, which hits newsstands on June 21.
The 23-year-old singer opened up to the glossy about girlfriend Gigi Hadid, his image, and more. Check it:
On his fans: “If girls find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing. If guys find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing as well. It’s sick. It’s a compliment. I’m blessed by whoever was up there to be who I am and be able to do what I do. I genuinely mean that.”
On Gigi: “I’ve always said it and I still stand by it: I find intelligence attractive. When I learn something from somebody and they teach me something, that’s an attractive thing for me. Obviously, I find physical appearance attractive as well, but it’s definitely squared more towards a personality as I’ve gotten older, because you can’t have a long-term relationship unless you get on with the person. It doesn’t matter really about the exterior.”
On his social life: “I don’t really enjoy going out too much and partying. I like to have my own time and be at home, and I kind of need a partner with me to do that. I just like the security of that. It feels good to me. It feels right. We’ll see each other tonight and probably watch a film. Netflix and chill. Yeah, we do that a lot.”
Zayn Malik gives a smoldering stare on the cover of Dazed magazine’s Summer 2016 issue, on newsstands Thursday (June 16).
The 23-year-old “Pillowtalk” singer opened up about getting the Taylor Swift seal of approval, moving on from One Direction and what music means to him now. Check it:
On getting Taylor Swift’s approval on his album Mind of Mine: “At Gigi [Hadid]’s house we briefly spoke and she told me she really enjoyed the album. It was nice to get some feedback. She said she thought I was cool and I kind of blushed a bit and didn’t know how to take it.”
On leaving One Direction: “I know that musicians are seen as one-sided people a lot of the time, but we do have other elements to us as well. I didn’t feel good. Do you know what I mean?… You need to be able to express what it is that you are. I’m free at last.”
On his love of writing: “I have always liked language and the way you can say a certain thing in a certain way and it can be perceived so differently by whoever is listening, because of whatever time they are at in their life.”