Who is Zayn Malik? His fame is rooted in the uber popular boy band, One Direction. However, Mr. Malik announced his decision to leave and pursue personal endeavors of his own. Those are the facts we do know. Hence, it’s time to dig deeper on this pop-star. Even the die-hard fans will find something new here so buckle up and get ready to digest these 15 shocking facts you didn’t know about Zayn.
1. ZAYN MALIK HAS OCD
Musicians are famous for their strange pre-show rituals. Some like to down a bottle of whiskey or engaging in intercourse before hitting the stage. Malik, though? Well, he has a habit that’s a little more… neurotic. Before each and every show, Zayn’s strange tradition involves a grueling session of teeth brushing. Apparently, he cares more about his dental looks than his singing skills.
2. ZAYN MALIK IS A SCAREDY CAT
On stage, Malik might look like a confident, talented sex symbol. However, beneath that near perfect exterior, lies a scared little boy. Malik suffers from a few different phobias; For one, there is aquaphobia which means he’s scared of opening water and cannot swim. Furthermore, he hates heights. Not a good combination for someone traveling the world on a regular basis.
3. ZAYN MALIK MIGHT BE GAY
While it’s known that Malik has a thing for sex icon Megan Fox, there is another little secret you may not have heard. Malik has a little man crush on the one and only Justin Timberlake. Sorry, ladies, it looks like you lost out on this one.
4. ZAYN MALIK IS NOT HIS REAL NAME
That’s right, One Direction fans. You’ve all been fooled! Zayn is not his real name. It’s actually Zain. With an “i”. Hence, Malik changed the “i” to a “y” because he thought it looked cooler. Was he right? You be the judge.
5. ZAYN MALIK HAS THREE SISTERS WITH WEIRD NAMES
So, you think your sister is weird? Is her name Doniya, Waliyha or Safaa? Didn’t think so. That’s what Malik has to deal with on a daily basis. Hence, be thankful for your sister’s Mary and Elaine.