Zayn Javadd Malik was born on January 12th, 1993. He is the second oldest in the band. His favorite color is blue, favorite book is Harry Potter, and his favorite song is Thriller by Michael Jackson. Zayn has 8 tattoos,loves to draw, and like his bandmates, can play an instrument-the triangle. His name is spelt "Zain" but rekons "Zayn" looks more original and adopted it as his stage name. Naturally, his name means "beautiful" in Arabic.