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Zayn Malik takes his ‘Bradford bad boy’ style up a notch for his Billboard photo shoot

If you ask us, one of the worst things about Zayn’s departure from One Direction last year is the sudden extreme lack of Zayn photos. Seems like Billboard has heard our cries (and sobs and sniffles), because along with their insightful interview with him, they’ve included a beautiful selection of brand new photos AND a behind-the-scenes video.

Just to ease you into it, here’s the mag cover.


Feeling happier yet? Let’s continue.


Pink light, cactuses, and Zayn. The combo we never knew we needed.


Moto jacket, chain jewelry, tattoos. The combo we knew we needed.


That smile is like a belated Christmas gift. As Billboard puts it, “Malik looks every bit the hipster heartthrob.” You can see their behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot here and watch every single one of Zayn’s stylish details for yourself.

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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