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Gigi Hadid: Zayn Malik's my best friend

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Gigi Hadid: Zayn Malik's my best friend

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are "each others' best friends".

The 21-year-old model says she has a special connection with the former One Direction singer and is attracted to him because of his intelligence.

Asked what she finds most attractive about her boyfriend, Gigi said: "I would say his brain. For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have very similar interests outside of work and that is really important.

"We cook a lot together and do art together and we're each others' best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from one another."

And the 23-year-old singer has had a big influence on his girlfriend's food habits.

She added: "I'm also getting super into British foods. I'm loving Heinz baked beans in the morning, yeah and Z cooks a lot. He makes a brilliant curry. Butter chicken is his signature dish. Don't worry - he's representing good for the British boys!"

Gigi feels blessed to have such a good group of celebrity friends - including the famous girl squad led by Taylor Swift - and relies on them for advice.

She added to ES magazine: "Yeah it is definitely, between us, an open conversation. The reason you become so close to people in the industry is that they understand what it is that you are experiencing.

"We all teach and learn from one another. If you have a question about privacy, for example, everyone is super helpful about it."