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Perrie Edwards wasn't a fan of the recent snap of her puckering up to One Direction boyfriend Zayn Malik.

The Little Mix singer, who got to know Zayn in November when they recorded The X Factor charity single together, was dressed down in jeans with her hair in a messy up-do in the picture.

'I didn't like the photo because I looked rank,' admits Perrie, 18.

'So I'm a bit gutted that they catch you off guard.'

Perrie says she's 'really happy' with 19-year-old Zayn, who's currently touring America with 1D.

The South Shields star recently insisted she has no worries about her boy's busy schedule playing concerts around the world.  

'We think it's better (when he's on tour),' Perrie told This Morning.

'It's more exciting when you see each other.'

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