She is one of the youngest stars in the Hollywood scene, but Zendaya is slowly making a name for herself as one of the most bankable actresses in her generation. Born as Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, she became famous for her role in Disney Channel’s sitcom, Shake It Up.
The teen show highlighted her dancing chops, which she further emphasized when she participated in the 16th season of the popular reality show, Dancing with the Stars, opposite professional Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Though she was only 16 years old during that time, Zendaya was able to showcase her sexy and sultry side on various dance numbers. The pair bagged the runner-up position, losing out to Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler.
This multi-talented actress also released her singles in 2011, with her self-titled album peaking at number 51 on the United States’ Billboard 200 chart. Her Swag It Out Tour ran for two years as she played in various music festivals in North America.
The year 2017 was an overall success for the young actress she gained more prominence with starring roles in blockbuster hits The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man: Homecoming. She won several awards for her characters in the films, including Favorite Movie Actress and Breakout Movie Star. Her sizzling chemistry with actor Tom Holland even made fans wonder if the hot couple was dating.
Zendaya is a promoter of a positive self-body image for young women. In 2015, she called out Modeliste magazine for releasing manipulated photos of her hip and torso. Though many publications widely use photo editing software, Zendaya did not want to project unrealistic ideals of beauty. And she is right! Who needs Photoshop when you have those hips and ass?
Her most recent TV show, HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, garnered a lot of controversy for its explicit graphical content and full-frontal nudity. The story follows high school students through their journey with sex, drugs, friendship, and love.
We have not seen Zendaya bare boobs or much skin at all, but her topnotch acting as troubled youth Rue Bennett is enough to get viewers hooked.
Another thing that is remarkable about Zendaya is her fashion. She is slowly making her way towards becoming a style icon with outfits that push boundaries in all the right places! Her clothing line boasted of a gender-neutral approach and a size-inclusive mission.
Zendaya herself can rock both a three-piece suit and a two-piece bikini! Take your pick. She takes quite a risk with her style, as seen with the various looks she experimented on the red carpet.
Whether she nails them or not is a different matter, but there is no denying that the media is always excited to see her fashion choices.