That wont help your voice! One Direction's Zayn Malik has a sneaky cigarette from his hotel window
18:58 GMT, 2 April 2012
It looks as though Zayn Malik has found a way to relieve the stress of being an international pop star.
The 19-year-old was spotted having a crafty cigarette out of his hotel room window just hours before his band were due to perform to their biggest US audience to date.
Zayn and One Direction were staying at the W Hotel, in California, and were preparing for their performance on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Stub it out: Zayn Malik enjoyed a crafty cigarette from the comfort of his hotel window in Los Angeles, California
Just before the boys were due to head out for rehearsals, a shirtless Malik was seen smoking from his hotel room and looking out across the city.
One Direction's young fans may be shocked to find that one of their clean cut heartthrobs has a nicotine habit, but that probably won't dampen the popularity of the boys after their performance on national television.
Despite being surrounded by bona fide stars such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Will Smith, the X Factor finalists were greeted with screams at the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards.
Sneaky smoker: One Direction fans may be surprised to find out that one of their heartthrobs is not so clean cut
Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson, lapped all the attention as they were picked as one of the leading acts to perform at star-studded show.
And the cigarettes that Zayn enjoys so much showed no detrimental affect to his voice as the group belted out What Makes You Beautiful.
They even managed to bag a new female fan after working their magic on the red carpet.
Hard work: The lads left their hotel and headed to rehearsals for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
Styles – who has dated 32-year-old Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack said he had ‘too much respect for Barack’ to comment on the First Ladies’ stunning appearance, while Payne happily rated her an 11 out of 10.
He said: ‘She’s a very classy woman, very elegant.’
The boys received prime spots at the exciting ceremony which was celebrating its 25th year, and the singers told the Mail Online they were really honoured to be sitting in the front row amongst stars such as Halle Berry and Heidi Klum.
Suited and booted: One Direction arrived at the awards show to a host of screams from their fans
But it seemed as if stars who have been in the industry much longer than One Direction were more thrilled to be in their presence.
Kelly Osbourne admitted she was proud that her countrymen were blowing up in America.
'They are so amazing and they are so lovely and it makes me so happy – it’s like the Brits taking over I love it.'
Charming: The lads performed at the awards show to a star studded audience including Michelle Obama