You may have recently found out that this past week Zendaya Coleman had been selected to become the new face of CoverGirl! Born in California in 1996, the socially responsible actress is well known to shine light on many of the issues facing minorities in America - especially when it comes to confronting racism and colorism in Hollywood and in the media. We've grown to accept that in today's times celebrities that are outspoken about social inequalities are far and few in between which is why we believe that the title of CoverGirl is most befitting for a young woman like Zendaya.
Aside from being our #WCW every single week, here are a few reasons why we'll roll with Zendaya any day of the week:
1. She's an emerging fashion ICON
The entire world knows that Zendaya's fashion sens
e is unique and classy. The outfits she has worn to various awards shows and celebrity events tell the story of a girl who's fashion choices are defined by personal style - not trends.
2. She's a former Disney star that did not go 'buck wild'
Many of the Disney stars that we once looked up to growing up have either had major breakdowns and self-destructive setbacks that have detached them from their original tween audiences. Zendaya has not
fallen into this paradigm, as she chooses to use her platform to speak on real issues that everyday women face, especially women of color.
3. She's proud of her body
Modeliste magazine made a huge mistake in doing what they thought was standard in a fashion industry that glorifies thinness and false beauty. When Modeliste photoshopped Zendaya's body after a photoshoot, request that magazine represent her body the way it was originally captured on camera.
4. She's not afraid to speak her mind
When Guiliana Rancic of Fashion Police
said during a live broadcast that Zendaya's Oscar locs must of smelled like "patchouli" and "weed, Zendaya took to Instagram to address Guiliana's blatant ignorance and racism. She wore her locs for a reason: My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough."
5. She's gives zero f**ks
She's a free-spritied individual un constrained buy any of society's rules and prohibitions. She's fully proud to be a woman, have a good head on her shoulders and not buy into the mirage that Hollywood presents to the young and talented.
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