The singer left the group in March last year and has now launched a solo career.
One Direction feature on the cover of the March issue of Tiger Beat magazine – but they’re joined by an old friend.
The front sees the four members of the group alongside a ‘ghost’ version of Zayn.
The contents of the article focuses on One Direction’s history and memories.
Tiger Beat Editor-in-Chief Leesa Coble told Mashable: “We call him Ghost Zayn. Look, it’s a tribute to 1D, the band that dominated the pop world for four years, not just the remaining members.
“But it still gives a nod to the fact that he didn’t hang on until the bitter end. We connected with diehard fans and 1D fan clubs before we committed to running the shot with or without him, and Ghost Zayn won. It was pretty simple.”
Malik meanwhile also appears fleetingly in One Direction’s reflective video for their latest single ‘History’.