He’s one fifth of the biggest boyband in the world, and makes the hearts of millions of teenagers flutter whenever they see him.
However, Zayn isn’t as comfortable with being famous as we would think, with the 19-year-old from Bradford admitting to finding it tough going on One Direction’s recent US, Oz and NZ tour.
Speaking with Now Magazine, an eyewitness said:
“It was ridiculous. Zayn kept saying it was all too much and he was just trying to have a fun night out. The crowd were bombarding the two lads and throwing themselves at them. It was so bad that one of the group’s bouncers had to ask for an area near the bar to be cordoned off.”
Harry Styles seemed to be at ease with the attention, but Zayn was a little bit overwhelmed.
The source continued to say:
“He was the quieter of the two. When a wet T-shirt contest began, Zayn was just quietly looking and smiling, but Harry went crazy and kept geeing up the crowd. He kept wanting to leave but the bouncers had to block him with their arms for safety.”
Zayn has recently admitted to going on a date with Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, and the pair are rumoured to be dating though this hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Zayn and Perrie struck up a fledgling relationship last year during the finals of the UK X Factor series.
Watch an interview Little Mix gave to Sugarscape in December: