Happy Birthday, Zayn! One Direction wouldn’t be complete without him and Directioners everywhere are celebrating on Jan. 12 because the uber handsome Zayn has just turned 22! Double twos — nothing to lose!
Well, we know at least four guys who better be getting Zayn Malik a gift today! The One Direction boy bander is celebrating the big 22 on Jan. 12, and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at his amazing year in pictures. Check out our huge gallery and read on to see what Zayn’s accomplished over the past year!
Zayn Malik’s Birthday — One Direction Star Turns 22
What a year it’s been for Zayn! As part of One Direction, Zayn was declared one of the second-highest earning celebrities under 30 by Forbes, and the top artist of the year by Billboard. Those two things alone are major achievements!
But of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Zayn, who along with his 1D bandmates, released yet another chart-topping album in 2014, Four. The boys also launched a wildly successful stadium tour, their first one, called the Where We Are Tour. Even with all that, Directioners still can’t get enough of the boys, and the devastatingly handsome Zayn in particular!
Unfortunately for all the ladies who love Zayn, he’s totally taken by his fiancee, Perrie Edwards of the girl group Little Mix. The two stepped out in amazing New Year’s Eve costumes this year, dressed as Edward Scissorhands and Cleopatra.
Sadly, Zayn’s year wasn’t all good. After missing an appearance on the Today show in November 2014 due to an alleged “tummy bug,” host Matt Lauer infamously asked Zayn’s bandmates if it was because Zayn had a drug problem, as the rumors suggested at the time. Thankfully, fans rallied around Zayn, and his bandmates took good care of him.
Zayn was also the victim of a nude photo scandal in January, just days before his 22nd birthday. Poor Zayn! We can only hope the photo wasn’t really of him because that would be so embarrassing and a huge violation of his privacy!
Onward and upward, Zayn. Here’s to a (still) great year, and an even better one to come! HollywoodLifers, how are YOU celebrating Zayn’s 22nd birthday? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee