Zayn Malik Shaves His Beard and Fans Go Crazy!

by Latifah Muhammad 5:25 PM PDT, September 29, 2016
Playing Zayn Malik Shaves His Beard and Fans Go Crazy!

Fans are going ballistic over Zayn Malik’s fresh face! The 23-year-old "Pillowtalk" singer pop shared a beardless selfie on Instagram on Thursday, with no caption needed.

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Though the pic snagged 1.3 million likes and counting, Malik’s freshly shaved face earned a bunch of different reactions.

"I still can't believe Zayn shaved his beard I feel like I've been catfished AGAIN," a shocked fan tweeted.

"His eyes and his eyelashes and his hair and I’m dead and this man ain’t real," read another tweet, while one fan was simply "shook" at the very thought of Malik switching up his look.

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A user who goes by the Twitter handle @zaynilla, couldn't decide if she likes Malik clean shaven, with a beard, or maybe a little "stubble."

"He pulls everything so nicely," she wrote.

This isn't the first time Malik swapped styles, and it's not just his facial hair that underwent a transformation. In February, Malik died his hair bright pink before going back to his signature dark locks.

Since leaving One Direction last year, the British pop star has been battling the celebrity life all by himself, which includes being under a microscope for more than his physical appearance.

Malik recently opened up about why he hates the "celebrity" title in an interview with Highsnobiety magazine.

"I think it's a dangerous road to go down," he shared. "Thinking of yourself as a celebrity, because then you somehow automatically think that label makes you superior to other people. Some people just want to hang around you because they know your name…I can see through that bulls**t a mile off." MORE: Zayn Malik Reveals An Alien Told Him To Leave One Direction