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Fans Are Freaking Out Over Zayn Malik's New Look

Bye, bye scruff. Hello... soul patch?

By Jocelyn Vena

On Thursday,September 29, 2016, Zayn Malik did the unthinkable. He shaved his beard. As of late, the former boybander has basically become synonymous with having scruff on his easy-on-the-eyes face. But, he no longer does (well, he did maintain a SOUL PATCH. YES, a soul patch...) and the internet is freaking out. Since that photo of Gigi Hadid's beau was uploaded, the selfie amassed 1.5 million likes and over 78,000 comments, as of press time.

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

And, the reviews are in. While most of his followers were in awe of his new look (and his hunky face), others had many other feelings and emotions. L.wxll25_IM shared, "SCREWEDAMING AHSKSKSLS," whatever that means. Meanwhile, autumnjaynek said, "HOLY S*** THIS HAS ME SHOOK I DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE THIS ON MY FEED." Danubiolm kept the response simple, "DAMN SON>"

And, we should have expected the conspiracy theorists would have something to say, with 5h_camren_norminah_ally noting, "It doesn't even look like @zayn he looks like a copycat version of himself."

In true internet style, there were also the critics of the look. Lucyhalu7 just wanted to know "WHY," while junebugrayne shared, "Oh heck to the no!"

But, maybe saimasays_I said it best: "Literally gasped when I saw this."

Yep, we all did.

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