Last March, our sexy summer cover star Zayn Malik formally announced his departure from One Direction -- but has only recently revealed his initial inspiration for the career-making move.

That's right, in a new interview with Glamour, Malik admitted that the first time he was inspired to leave One Direction was after dreaming about an alien, who apparently "spoke to me in a dream"...

We want to believe. Read the whole interview here.

[h/t Glamour]

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