Zayn Malik has revealed the qualities he looks for in a woman. The former One Direction star, who is dating Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid, said he likes voluptuous females.

During an interview with the Billboard magazine, Malik talked about what he is looking for in a relationship. He said: "I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman. I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they're wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion."

Malik was previously in a long-term relationship with Perrie Edwards. The two started dating in December 2011 after meeting on the sets of The X Factor.

They got engaged in August 2013 and were reportedly planning to get married at Disneyland Paris. However, Malik called off the engagement in August 2015.

In an interview with You magazine, Edwards had revealed that she is doing great after the split and admitted that she was using Instagram to meet men. "I'm single and ready to mingle!" Edwards added.

Speaking about the break up, Edwards said: "It was a hard time. But we're having so much fun as a band and I've got my three girls. I'm so thankful I've got this lot. I didn't think our love could get any stronger."

"That sounds so cheesy, but we are like sisters — I can tell them anything. I can cry on their shoulders whenever. It could be four o'clock in the morning and I can ring them and go to their room," she stressed.