The hottie that is Zayn Malik covers the September issue of Elle UK magazine.
Since leaving One Direction, Zayn has been very vocal about the reasons he had to leave the group. One of them being the fact that he wasn’t allowed to fully express himself. Especially when it came to what he was and wasn’t allowed to wear. Now that he’s free, Zayn can wear whatever he wants, including a metal arm on the red carpet with his supermodel girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.
On leaving One Direction: “At that time in my life I felt I had done everything I could do there and I just needed to change it up. It didn’t feel brave…I just don’t have it in me to feel fully secure in anything I do. I always strive towards something better. It’s why I think sometimes I come across the wrong way, a bit distant. I’m just stressed out trying to control how I’m perceived. I think about things a lot.”
On his style: “Since leaving One Direction I’ve been given the freedom to be able to wear whatever I want and that’s made it more interesting. More creative,” the singer tells ELLE U.K. “I can say I want to wear metal arms and it’ll happen.”
On girlfriend Gigi Hadid: “She’s super intelligent; I think that’s why it works so well. And we do the same type of job so we get that with each other.”