Zayn Malik Says His Ideal Girlfriend Is ‘A Bit Chunky’

It’s pretty clear that Zayn Malik has a type, right?

Both his ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards and current girlfriend Gigi Hadid have been blonde and blue-eyed – and totally stunning.

So fans were a teeny bit surprised when he described his ideal lady as ‘chunky’ in the new issue of Billboard magazine. Erm.

> Zayn Malik split from Perrie Edwards last summer


The 22-year-old’s exact words were: ‘I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas – the nice areas. I like a fuller woman.’

See: Zayn Malik On Perrie Edwards: ‘I Love Her A Lot’

We’re guessing he means this to be taken as a compliment, although we’re not sure how Perrie and Gigi will feel about it.

> Zayn Malik is now dating Gigi Hadid


But that’s not the only thing that Zayn looks for in a girl.

He continues: ‘I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and make-up they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world.

‘I like an opinion.’

> Zayn Malik likes ‘intellectual conversation’


Seeing as he’s currently loved-up with model Gigi, 20, he must be pretty impressed with the things she chats about.

And we really hope he’s not throwing shade at Little Mix singer Perrie, 22, who he ended things with last summer. We’ll give you the benefit of the doubt here, Zayn…

So what else did we learn from the Billboard interview?

> Zayn Malik quit One Direction in March 2015


See: Gigi Hadid Supports Zayn Malik Through A Difficult Time

Zayn also opens up leaving One Direction, hinting that he hasn’t stayed in contact with bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson.

He says: ‘I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people.

> One Direction now perform as a four


‘I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.’

Crikey. Explosive stuff.