Zayn Malik, the former One Direction member, has been the talk of the tween interweb for the past little while. The 22-year-old stated that he left the group "..to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight."
Zayn has been getting a lot of slack for leaving. He's been criticized for leaving a position that millions would kill for and for being ungrateful. As someone who is a bit older than he is, I commend him. Do you realize that people in their 30's, 40's and 50's sometimes don't even know what makes them happy, let alone have the balls to pursue what does if they do?
Insert applause for Zayn here.
It takes some serious balls to do what he did, publicly, and smile ear to ear afterwards with his head high. Just look at him during his acceptance speech at the Asian Awards in London, UK. He's beaming! As someone who has been to a few One Direction shows in my day, let me tell you that Zayn looks MUCH happier these days.
Whether he's singing, chilling, or watching TV on his couch, who cares!! Look at him! The boy has finally cut all of his hair off. And the nose ring? I'm diggin' it. Are you guys?
Just how happy does he look!??! Seriously, I just want to pinch his cheeks.
Video of acceptance speech at Asian awards: