Zendaya is our MVP of the week. The 18-year-old starlet recently came to the defense of a young woman who was being bullied on social media. We love how grace and maturity seem to come so easy to the Disney star. Here are 7 times she was wise beyond her years.
She Uses Her Social Presence for Good
Not only is Zendaya's social presence light and fun, but she also uses it for good. When trolling twitter handle @Manstagram made comments about New Zealand-based Youtube vlogger Shannon H's makeup free look, Zendaya stepped in. "That awkward moment when this tweet is irrelevant cause she's slaying both ways #wannaborrowmyglasses," she wrote alongside a makeup free picture of herself. Women standing up for each other? Yasssss!
She Handles Controversy Well
When hit with some not-so-nice remarks about her faux locs, Zendaya took the high road and decided to use the incident to eloquently school the world instead of lashing out. It reminds us of how she gracefully bowed out of her role in the Aaliyah movie because the star's family wasn't on board saying, "I tried my best to reach out to [Aaliyah's] family on my own but I was unable to do so. Therefore I felt not really morally okay with moving forward with the project." Respect.
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She's Not Afraid to be a Role Model
As a young celebrity it's a lot of pressure to take on the responsibility of leading your peers but Zendaya has no problem stepping up to the plate. "I just want to continue to be that positive light or that positive influence for a lot of young people because sometimes I feel we lack that," Zendaya said during a GMA interview. We commend you!
She's Into Age-Appropriate Fashion
It's easy to make questionable fashion choices when you're young and beautiful in the entertainment industry. Zendaya makes fashion fun, classy and age-appropriate. We love it!
She Gives Back
The star is currently working with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to raise awareness for the millions of children treated at their hospitals every year. This is just one of her many charity efforts including partnerships with UNICEF and PETA.
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She's About Her Business
From music ventures to co-producing Disney show K.C. Confidential Zendaya is on the move! The star protects her brand and uses her better judgement before signing onto projects. Seems like she can teach us all a few things.
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She's Not Afraid to Act Her Age
At an age when most young women try to break out of the shell of childhood, Zendaya seems quite comforable with her age. We have a feeling that taking her years in stride will be something she's grateful for down the line.