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Zendaya Talks Her Wholesome Image: 'A Lot of People Depend on Me'

Zendaya Talks Her Wholesome Image: 'A Lot of People Depend on Me'

Zendaya looks absolutely stunning on the cover of Allure‘s January 2017 issue.

Here’s what the 20-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On why she’s still on Disney Channel: “Plenty of people are like, ‘Why is she still on Disney Channel?’ Well, I waited and waited for the right part, and now I get to be in Spider- Man.”

On her wholesome image: “I’m nice and cool with everybody, but not a lot of people know me very well. I have a very tight-knit circle…I’m just not a social butterfly. I’d rather be home with my family. I’ve never had a desire to drink.”

On not pretending to be perfect: “There is so much stress in my life…I’ve got family, a lot of people that depend on me and need me. I try to take care of everybody and sometimes that drives you crazy—you want everybody to be OK, and you’re like, Jesus, am I OK?”

On being a woman of color in Hollywood: “I ask myself, Would I get the same opportunities—would I have this role or that role—if I were a darker-skinned black women? And the answer is no. But the real thing is how do you take what you’ve been given and use it to better the situations of people that are your peers, your brothers and sisters?”

For more from Zendaya, visit Allure.com.

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  • Anna

    I really like Zendaya a lot. She’s so gorgeous, well mannered, and level headed.

  • persononhere

    agree. she’s a smart young lady, too. just wish she’d stay out of twitter/social media fights

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  • Blake

    now this is what a role model looks like, girl has class and actually cares about whats going on in the world. bella thorn on the other hand is all about ass tits and everything fake…