When British music star Zayn Malik quit the boyband One Direction, we all knew that it would only be a matter of time before he came out to speak about the problems in the band. Well, Zayn has been reminiscing about his time with One Direction and he has revealed one of the best things about being free from the British boyband.
Malik explained, "Facial hair was a weird thing. I think it's 'cause I just looked old. And they didn't like that. [And] I always wanted a beard! I think every dude does when they're young. Seeing Al Pacino in Carlito's Way, I needed the goatee after that. I was like, 'I wanna be Al Pacino.' I've always been obsessed with that, and I had to shave it off. I used to get a bit sad."
Now that Zayn Malik is free of the One Direction rules, he has grown a rather impressive beard, which has clearly sat well with his girlfriend, American supermodel Gigi Hadid. As well as talking about his facial hair, Zayn also went on to talk about what he finds attractive in a woman, which gives us a good insight into his relationship with Gigi.
Malik added, "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."
There have been some people who have questioned the seriousness of the relationship between Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, with some suggesting that it is a bit of a publicity stunt. We will give the young couple the benefit of the doubt, for now.