back to top

Zendaya's Thoughts On Body Image And Bullying Are Super Inspirational

"There are certain things that don't bother me."

Posted on

"I was taught as a young child by my parents and family to love myself," she told the magazine. "And it’s the same today—there are certain things that don’t bother me. I just focus on being a good person."

Last year, Zendaya was criticized by Giuliana Rancic, one of the hosts of Fashion Police, about her hair style.

Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

Rancic made a comment about the star saying, "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil." Zendaya responded to Rancic's comment by writing a powerful rebuttal on Twitter.


Zendaya is also passionate about discussing body positivity. Last year, she called out Modeliste magazine for photoshopping her and making her thighs and torso much smaller.

And in her New You interview, she touched on body image once again by weighing in on how she feels about the word "ugly." She stated: "There is no such thing as ugly. That’s a word that doesn’t really enter my vocabulary."

Jason Merritt / Getty Images

She continued, "If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself. No other person can be you 100 percent; no one has your fingerprint; no one has your DNA. You are you 120 percent, through and through."