From Stevie Wonder to Instagram, the ESSENCE.com guest editor shares five things she absolutely adores.
1. Instagram (like the rest of us!)
“I have a phone obsession,” says Zendaya. “It’s really hard on set sometimes, because I’ll be checking Instagram and then I have to remember, ‘oh crap, I have to shoot a scene or rehearse. Every now and then I have to turn it off and live my life.”
2. Famous people tweeting about her
Zendaya’s supporters came out in full force following the Fashion Police debacle about her hair at the Oscars. Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes and Ava Duvernay all stood behind Zendaya. “Just to know that they know I exist is pretty exciting,” she says. “When Erykah Badu tweeted me I was like ‘Oh my God!'”
3. Stevie Wonder
“I love him,” says the Disney star recalling a total freak out moment when she met the legendary singer. “I think anyone who were to meet Stevie Wonder would have the same reaction,” she says.
4. Being the youngest of five siblings
“I’m the baby so I’m very well protected,” says Zendaya. “My older brothers and sisters have kids and families.”
5. Random acts of fun
“The other day my friend and I were feeling crafty and we were like ‘let’s paint!’ so we went to Michael’s Craft Store, got some paint and canvases and we started painting. That’s so random, and I’ve never done that in my life, but it was so much fun.”
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