Welcome to the Orange landscape, Zayn Malik.
Yesterday, Wattpad put a teaser on their Twitter, hinting that a celeb had joined the popular story sharing forum. Of course, that immediately sent the Wattpad community to speculation, wondering just who might have joined their ranks.
None of us could have been prepared for just who was the latest Wattpader. Although, we should have known, as with said cryptic tweet from Wattpad was a GIF of Malik…very sneaky, HQ. Very…sneaky.
As reported previously, Malik has been working on an autobiography. Of course, this set people to wonder exactly what this story would entail…backstage secrets? Brotherly fighting and all the parties? Well, it is much more than that.
In the self titled, Zayn, Malik invites fans to judge him on his own terms on Wattpad, posting a snip it of the work.
“I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”
Joining October 11, 2016, it took no time at all for Malik to amount quite a following of almost 16,000 followers and more than 30,000 reads of his story by the time this article goes to queue. I feel so inferior….
And of course, Malik is familiar with Wattpad from the fan written stories of himself and the other 1D lads.
“When I was still in One Direction, fans would write stories based on me and the other lads and publish them online. It’s crazy to think that we inspired so many different stories and the opportunity for so much creativity from so many people all over the world.”
And as if this couldnt get more exciting, it really can. Beyond just parts of his upcoming autobiography, Zayn will be sharing stories, drawings and exclusive photos with fans through Wattpad.
According to the profile, Zayns work will be available November 1, with a preorder link featured for fans to check out. You can check it out HERE
Now, as the 1D reporter AND the Wattpad reporter, this news almost caused me to fall off my couch. I am so excited to see what Malik brings to Wattpad, how he takes to the community, and what he chooses to share with us on his own terms.
Check out his profile HERE