He’s had girls screaming for him and dated a supermodel, but Zayn says he still feels shy. “I think my reserved personality is sometimes taken the wrong way… I’m actually just a little bit shy and awkward,” he reveals. During the auditions for X Factor, which is what led him to be selected for the band One Direction, Zayn nearly gave up. He left during a dance rehearsal as he felt nervous and uncomfortable. He was bolstered and coerced back inside by Simon Cowell.