23 Times Zendaya Was The Best Damn Role Model There Is
"I think I’ve successfully made a show that not only allows for representation but sees girls in a powerful and strong position."
When she explained why she returned to the Disney Channel with KC Undercover after Shake It Up ended.
Then when she explained further, and said she felt she had a duty to young people to provide them with a positive role model.
When she told the story of the time she ran circles around a room full of Disney executives when she was only 16.
And every time the show dealt with sexism, racism, and inequality in general.
When she spoke up about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.
When she was not only incredibly inspirational, but also she was relatable AF.
Like when she explained why she still lives with her parents.
And when she rewatched her old YouTube videos, and it was all of us reliving our own teenage mistakes.
When she gave the perfect explanation for her spy alias.
When she explained why her character in Spider-Man was important to her, even though it was a relatively small role.
And when she told the story of her audition, and it was hilarious.
When she stood up for women across the country by attending the Women's March back in January.
When she explained that she'd rather be remembered for being a good human being than being a great artist.
When someone made a disrespectful comment about her parents, and she didn't hesitate in putting them in their place.
When she gave her number one piece of fashion and beauty advice and it was, of course, super inspirational.
And when she was on the cover of Vogue, and her reaction to seeing it IRL for the first time was totally priceless.
(And, of course, the pictures were the flame emoji personified.)
When she totally killed it as Bruno Mars on Lip Sync Battle.
When she was the subject of bodyshaming comments after an appearance at the Kids' Choice Awards, and she hit back ruthlessly yet with grace.
And when she gave the best advice on how to deal with bullies.
When Rihanna called her a goddess on Instagram, and she reacted like this:
And whenever she posts a fire selfie on Instagram, because let's be honest, these looks deserve to be worshipped.
Never change, Zendaya! 💖
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