Several of Malik's 3.6 million Instagram followers have pointed out that the girl in the pic bares a striking resemblance to his ex-fiancee.
Many also speculated that it was Teen Wolf star Gage Golightly in the pic, but she insisted on Instagram that it's was not her in the selfie.
"Hi everyone just wanted to clarify that I am not the girl in the photo with Zayn Malik," the 22-year-old actress wrote. "But what a lucky girl! Love y'all!"
Following the couple's breakup, he tweeted: "You just can't do enough for some people , I guess."