Zayn Malik is best known as a former member of the boy band One Direction – but for readers of this Public Relations news site, we are most interested in the fact that international media reports have recently broken a story that he is dating a Public Relations pro, Carlyn Bryan.
Usually, PR and advertising types prefer to stay behind the scenes, but this weekend Carlyn found people all around the world scurrying to learn her name and something … anything … whatever they could find out …. about her. Up until very recently, Malik was engaged to Little Mix singer, Perrie Edwards. They broke up and apparently Bryan is the new girl in Malik’s town.
Carlyn is a PR western region account executive – sports for CBS Interactive in Los Angeles. She has been in that position since January 2014, and started with CBS Interactive as an Ad Sale Intern (sports) in June 2013. She has also worked as a VW Digital Account Management intern for Deutsch, and an Entertainment Marketing and PR Intern for EMC /Bowery.
Other work history includes, sales at J. Crew, a Marketing and Sales intern at T&A Showroom, a Marketing and Event Planning intern at Ally b Entertainment, Marketing intern at Fearless Records, President and Founder of Go2Girl, and a Sales and Marketing intern at Summers Maximum Security.
Ms. Bryan attended Loyola Marymount University.
Sources close to the mystery woman told media that she and Zayn have been moving in the same social circles and hanging out in the same locations for about a year now. She recently shifted her social media accounts to private – although when you are dating a major celebrity, its hard to keep secrets.
When your new beau is Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction fame, you are dating one of the recent heart throbs of teenage girls everywhere, and staying a mystery is not going to be an easy accomplishment.