Malik in 2015
|Born||Zain Javadd Malik
12 January 1993
Bradford, England, UK
|Net worth||$49 million|
|Partner(s)||Perrie Edwards (2012â€“2015)|
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
I'm a massive fan of Drake, and we walked right past him. He's too cool to be clapping One Direction though.
Whenever anything went wrong at home, because I was the only boy, I would get blamed for it straight away. Girls stick together.
One Direction is the main thing I'm doing and I'm 100 per cent dedicated to the group.
I've got three sisters, five aunties, and my mom. It must have had an influence on me growing up.
Now that we have a bit of money, it is nice to get gifts for people. Before I was getting and not really giving.
Our parents are obviously proud, but they're still trying to get used to the fact that we're in a band. I have a feeling my mom would actually like One Direction if I wasn't in it!
You can say whatever you want about me, I'm not really bothered. But when it starts to upset people I care about or I hear about it from my mum, then that's a problem.
I think people I'm close to find it absolutely crazy that I'm famous.
We didn't really expect to achieve anything outside of the UK, and it just went crazy. It's just crazy that people know our music. We're just humbled by it.
Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
Honestly, like, American football is not that big over in the U.K., so we hadn't really heard of Drew Brees before. I did know that he was, like, a massive football player. He's a massive star, so I was still a little bit anxious and nervous to meet him.
The reason I don't tweet as much as I used to, is because I'm sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. Goodbye Twitter.
I do feel like I've missed out a bit because I was really close with my sisters when I was at home. It must be weird for them but they cope really well.
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward.
We needed to make a sound that's not gonna fit in with everything else – we wanted to make something that was completely unique and individual to us. We spent a lot of time trying to make a sound that was a One Direction sound. At first it was quite hard to do that, but I'm really happy with the sound.
I believe that your religion should be between you and whoever your belief is in.
It's pretty strange because you have images of people in your head when you left, then you just think they're going to be the same when you come back, like time freezes. I have sisters and from the ages of 11 to 13 – it's a big change for girls.
I'd call myself the mediator. I kind of just float around and do my own thing. I'm kind of chilled out, laid back.
I consider myself very lucky, essentially – I was put into a pop group even though my musical taste was very niche before.
When we were on 'The X Factor,' we didn't realize how overnight the fame thing was. We didn't really understand it until we went on a shopping trip. It was like Week 7 or 8 of the show. We went with a few other contestants and there were loads of people, packed.
I was a bit of a handful when I was a kid because I was quite hyperactive. Even in the house my mum used to put me in my pram because I was so full-on.
I am a bit of a bad boy. I have tattoos and I mess around. That's part of my image, so it's cool.
When we were in Sweden, there was a fan that hid in a bin. I think one of the security guards saw and tried to take her out, and she went a bit crazy and started tackling them.
I'm always drawing, so Draw Something is a cool game to play against your friends when you're bored and sat chilling out and relaxing.
I'm a couch potato. I love to stay in and just watch a DVD with the missus. Or we all go over to Louis's house and watch 'X Factor.'
If you meet a girl, you meet a girl. It's normal, so if you exchange numbers, whatevs, it's cool.
I just love comic books. I've always loved comic book art, and I just think it's amazing.
Two years ago, if anyone had told me I'd be doing half the stuff I'm doing, I wouldn't have believed it.