Hottie of the week: Zayn Malik

Published: December 3, 2012

Zayn is the sweet, talented boy you want to bump into on your first day of college. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Status: Committed to Perrie Edwards

Born: Bradford, England

Birthday: January 12, 1993

Who is he?

Nineteen-year-old, Zayn Javvad Malik is one of the members of the four-piece band One Direction. This half-Brit, half Pakistani bloke got his first break in the seventh season of “The X Factor”. He bagged the respect of all three judges — Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh — with his performance on “Let Me Love You” by Mario.

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Why he is droolworthy

He is the sweet, talented boy you want to bump into on your first day of college. He has the potential to be that frat boy with a heart who every chick wants to go to the prom with.

We want to put his interview on replay because, let’s all admit it, no woman can resist a man with an English accent. Actors like Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are seasons past their shelf life but we are still holding on to them because of that dreamy accent. Zayn’s wolfy eyebrows and his Jimmy Neutron hair are proof enough that he will never disappoint us as far as making a fashion statement is concerned. Apparently it’s this Paki-Brit’s hairdo that makes Miley Cyrus go ga ga for him. Miley totally eyes Zayn and doesn’t mind cyber-flirting with him. “We’ve spent an hour stalking Zayn from @onedirection,” she tweeted.  Zayn himself is open to public displays of attraction and mocks those who seem too guarded about it. “Clearly some people are not very familiar with flirting :),” he tweets.

But Zayn is not just eye candy and wins extra brownie points for showing off his love of reading on Twtitter.

He credits his girlfriend Perrie for building his confidence. Zayn says, “Yes, I’m a big believer in the motto, ‘Behind every great man there’s a great woman’. And she’s great.” That is the most endearing admission of a woman’s influence we have heard in a long time.

What you didn’t know about him

He got nervous at his auditions for “The X Factor” and decided to remain backstage, effectively running the risk of elimination. Simon Cowell noticed Zayn’s absence, went backstage and convinced him to return. We can’t be more proud of this goodlooking desi-gora mix for impressing music mogul Simon. Everytime he sings “You Know You’re Beautiful” we believe it!

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, December 2nd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Frantic
    Dec 3, 2012 - 8:07PM

    Can we have a break plzzzzzzz…..??

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  • IceSoul
    Dec 3, 2012 - 8:41PM

    How does he get 90 for “Body” when he is so skinny?

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  • haley
    Dec 3, 2012 - 11:35PM

    he is amaaaziinggg :) soo proud of him

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  • ZaYN LOVer
    Dec 3, 2012 - 11:37PM

    @IceSoul: You’re right! He should get 100!! because he is unmistakably fit! just have a look at some of the photos! Being fit and having a good body doesn’t mean you have to be muscle man! HE’S SUCH A HOTTIE!!

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  • zeeshan
    Dec 3, 2012 - 11:44PM

    SERIOUSLY what is wrong with the writer??? if its a HE than u have some big issues dude! if its a SHE, looks like she idolizes Bella Swan from Twilight!

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  • Ali S
    Dec 3, 2012 - 11:47PM

    Just for the record, he isn’t Pakistani, he’s British

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  • The Khan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:30AM

    @Ali S:
    His dad is from Islamabad. He used to come to Pak every summer

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  • A
    Dec 4, 2012 - 5:57AM

    but he is part pakistani and muslim

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  • directioner..:)
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:27AM

    I Love Zayn he so amaZayn and the speech he gave made me cry you guys should hear it. :)

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  • Mrss malik
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:42AM

    Awww luv him
    2 bitssss!! <3

    he is perfect

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  • mrs malik
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:46AM

    @thekhan
    Howw do u knoww disssss???? :O

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  • sammiehoran
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:55AM

    I LOVE ZAYN, so proud of him!! and what does it mean 4-piece band? There are five guys!

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  • Serenity R.
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:58AM

    @IceSoul, ‘body’ doesn’t necessarily mean how big he is, it just means how fit he is.

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  • Dec 4, 2012 - 3:57PM

    I too born on Jan 12!! ;D Zayn I ❤ YOU! >3

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  • Kristal Aslamzada
    Dec 5, 2012 - 2:02AM

    I LOVE ZAYN JAWAD MALIK<3

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  • Dec 5, 2012 - 4:18AM

    Zayn’s flirting tweet was an indirect to Max from the Wanted not us girls…haha! :D But he should indefinitely be a 100, your scores are too low. :/Recommend

  • Dec 5, 2012 - 4:21AM

    @Ali S:
    Wrong, tho. He’s Pakistani and can speak Urdu.
    Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kXRgUscCog
    His Mum converted to Islam after she married his dad, who (Surprise, surprise) is a Muslim. Besides the name Zayn (he was born Zain) is Pakistani, right? (IDK Im Indian). And his sisters names are Waliyha, Doniya, and Safaa which sound Pakistani enough to me.Recommend

  • Dec 5, 2012 - 6:20PM

    Love the fact that a One Direction lad is the Hottie of the Week but, they’re a FIVE piece bpyband. Not four.Recommend

  • IceSoul
    Dec 8, 2012 - 9:04PM

    Zayn lover and Serenity: for a boy, a “good body” means that he should have some muscle on his skin. There’s a LOT of difference between being a “muscle man” and being as skinny as stick.

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  • Beast Man
    Dec 11, 2012 - 12:21PM

    He is a good looking kid. Cut the envy peeps. Accept it and move on!

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