I was tagged by @slytherinzayn to post one of my favorite pictures of Zayn and explain why I chose it, so here we go. One of the things I love most about Zayn is his love for animals. This sweet boy has a fat, orange rescue cat that he named Garfield, and I could not be more endeared.
But the real reason I chose this photo is because it gives us a little glimpse into his private life, and a lot of Zayn’s post-1d life has been about showing who he really is as a person, while still maintaining a certain level of privacy that allows him to comfortably exist in the public eye. Since March 25, 2015, he’s slowly been shedding that “moody and mysterious” image that he was stuck with in 1d. In his Fader interview he said, “I’m actually quite easy, a happy-go-lucky sort of guy, but there was a lot of situations that were almost created to make me be portrayed as the mysterious or quiet one.”
Since then, he’s been able to open up more about his character, and you can tell that he wants to share that real side of himself with his fans. He’s artistic and sensitive, yet alpha and bold. He’s introverted and a bit of a homebody, but he still wants to share his story and perspective with the world. And at the end of the day, he’s just a regular, goofy guy who will take selfies with his bulldog, and jut out his jaw so that they can match.