50 Fun Facts About Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik Facts
Luke Ward
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If you’re a fan of Zayn Malik – former member of the popular British boy-band One Direction, check out these top fifty fun facts & see how many you don’t know!

Zayn Malik was a member in the popular British Band One Direction.

His middle name is Javadd.

Zayn is 27 years old. He was born on 12th January 1993 at Saint Luke’s hospital in Bradford, England

His star sign is Capricorn.

Zayn’s name is originally spelt ‘Zain’, however he prefers ‘Zayn’.

‘Zayn’ means ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic.

Zayn is a Muslim.

His shoe size is 8½.

Zayn first appeared on X Factor as a solo artist.

Originally, he applied to be on the 2009 series of X Factor, however he pulled out before the auditions started.

On 25th March 2015, Zayn announced that he was going to leave One Direction.

In January 2016, Zayn released his first solo track Pillowtalk, from his debut solo studio album Mind of Mine.

Zayn has both his ears pierced.

His father is from Pakistan.

He has light brown eyes.

Zayn has one older sister and two younger sisters called Doniya, Waliyha and Safaa.

Zayn’s first kiss was at age 10, with a girl called Sophie Kirk.

Pillowtalk debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, with 112,497 sales and over 4.972 million streams for the first week.

Zayn said his perfect day would be relaxing at home with his family.

Zayn suffers from acrophobia, which is the fear of heights.

Before X Factor, Zayn had never been on a plane.

Zayn’s X Factor serial number was #165616.

He can play the triangle.

Zayn is a cat lover, his favorite animal is a lion.

He has a pet dog called Boris and two cats called Rolo and Tom.

Zayn had two other cats when he was younger, called Lolo and Lily.

He likes intelligent girls.

His favorite food is chicken.

Zayn is a smoker.

One of his hobbies is drawing.

In Arabic, Malik means ‘king’ or ‘chieftain’.

He can’t swim as he never had lessons when he was younger.

One of the most bizarre things Zayn has seen a fan do, was hiding in a bin to avoid being seen by security.

In 2009 Zayn set a world record for the highest ever sugar cube tower!

His favorite Pokémon is Oshawott.

If you meet him and give him your Twitter name, he will follow you.

Whilst filming for Comic Relief in Ghana, Zayn broke down in tears.

He ripped his boxers once, and a fan told him.

Zayn held Harry’s hand when Harry his first tattoo.

He is scared of the dark!

In April 2012, Malik got a new tattoo on his left collarbone which translates to “be true to who you are.”

Zayn didn’t have a passport before he was on X Factor.

His favorite shark is a hammerhead!

He always brushes his teeth before going on stage.

On 3rd July 2012, Malik bought a Bentley Continental GT, which cost £32,000!

Zayn has a six-pack abs.

He supports Manchester United football team.

Zayn loves the Harry Potter books.

Micheal Jackson’s, “Thriller” is Zayn’s favorite song.

His official Twitter profile is @ZaynMalik.

Zayn Malik from One Direction had never been on a plane before X-Factor, which makes sense as he's terrified of heights!