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After five years with One Direction, Zayn Malik left the band on 25th March, 2015.

Zayn Javadd Malik was born in West Lane, Baildon, Bradford, England to father Yaser Malik and English mother Patricia. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa.

Zayn grew up in East Bowling, located south of the Bradford city centre, and he was a student at Lower Fields Primary School in East Bowling. He later went to Tong High School, a state comprehensive school.

He’s the second oldest member of One Direction and auditioned for The X Factor in Manchester when he was 17 years old. Zayn’s audition song was ‘Let Me Love You’ by Mario and all three judges gave him a ‘yes’ after his performance. At boot camp, Zayn’s nerves started to show, especially when it came to dancing. He still made it through and was chosen by the judges to become part of One Direction.

Full name Zain Javadd Malik
Born January 12, 1993
Hometown West Lane, Baildon, Bradford
Nickname Zaynster, Wayne, Bradford Badboi
Family Yaser Malik, father
Patricia Malik, mother
Doniya Malik, sister
Waliyha Malik, sister
Safaa Malik, sister
Zayn Malik Facts

Zayn has twelve tattoos as of August 2012.
Zayn dated fellow X Factor contestant Geneva Lane as well as Rebecca Ferguson!
If you meet Zayn and give him your twitter name, he will follow you back.
Zayn held Harry’s hand when Hazza got his first tat.
He got 5 minutes and 38 seconds of solo’s on their debut album.
LOVES himself some chicken.
Zayn has Acrophobia, which is a fear of heights!
Before 1D’s global domination, Zayn had never been on a plane or had a passport.
Zayns X Factor registration number was #165616.
Zayn is a Muslim.
His shoe size is 8½.
Zayn first appeared on X-Factor as a solo artist.
Zayn has his left ear pierced.
Zayn’s name is originally spelt ‘Zain’, however he prefers ‘Zayn’.
‘Zayn’ means ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic.
Zayn is a smoker.
One of his hobbies is drawing.
He can’t swim.
His favourite Pokémon is Oshawott.
He says he wants to get married before he reaches the age of thirty.
His favourite shark is a hammerhead!
He always brushes his teeth before going on stage.




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