Zayn Malik Covers Paper Magazine – Singer Zayn Malik has covered the latest edition of Paper magazine.
The former One Direction member opened up to the magazine about going solo, his new music, and girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
“It wasn’t a conscious decision to make [the album] sexual or refer to sex,” Zayn said when asked about why his debut album, was so sexual. “But I just found out that a lot of situations that I was in were quite sexual situations — all of the time.” He added, “I enjoyed singing about [sex], clearly.”
“If girls find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing,” he said on being regarded as a sex symbol. “If guys find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing as well. It’s sick. It’s a compliment. I’m blessed by whoever was up there to be who I am and be able to do what I do. I genuinely mean that.”
“Facial hair was a weird thing,” he said of his new look. “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.”
See his cover photos below, and read the full interview on Paper’s website here.