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Zayn Malik thinks it’s ‘sick’ that guys find him attractive

By Fabio Crispim

Zayn Malik has left everyone lusting after him in a photoshoot for Paper Magazine.

But he was also interviewed by Paper magazine and in it, he opens up about leaving One Direction, his new album and his thoughts on men finding him attractive.

Malik said, “If girls find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing. If guys find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing as well. It’s sick. It’s a compliment.”

He adds: “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.”

Since leaving One Direction Malik has veered away from the clean, boyband image and his new album, ‘Mind of Mine’ is filled with sexual references and imagery.

“It wasn’t a conscious decision to make [the album] sexual or refer to sex. But I just found out that a lot of situations that I was in were quite sexual situations – all of the time.”

“I enjoyed singing about [sex], clearly,” he adds.

Malik also reveals that he likes a ‘quiet life.’

“I don’t really enjoy going out too much and partying. I like to have my own time and be at home, and I kind of need a partner with me to do that. I just like the security of that. It feels good to me. It feels right.”

Where do we sign up?

Paper magazine’s Summer Issue is available to order now – and you can check out Zayn’s full cover profile here.

Photography by Paola Kudacki


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