9 Fun Facts About Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

By @misszarabriner

So here are a few interesting facts about the star, who celebrates his 23rd birthday today:

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  1. He was born on January 12, 1993 in Bradford, England.
  2. Zayn’s name is actually spelt ‘Zain’. He adopted a stage name, by changing one letter when he became famous.
  3. Though One Direction were only formed in 2010, Zayn actually originally applied for the 2009 season but couldn’t compete as he was too nervous.
  4. Before going out on stage to perform at every One Direction concert, Zayn used to brush his teeth as a way of warming up his vocal chords.
  5. He is obsessed with body art and has a whopping number of 34 tattoos on his body and counting.
  6. Zayn has Acrophobia, which is a fear of heights!
  7. His all-time favourite song is Thriller by Michael Jackson.
  8. He once said that if he wasn’t a singer he would have liked to be an English teacher.
  9. In July 2012 Zayn splashed out £32 000 (over R785 000) on a second-hand Bentley Continental GT car.
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