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In Focus: 5 Reasons Why Zendaya Is An Amazing Role Model

In Focus: 5  Reasons Why Zendaya Is An Amazing Role Model

 

By Maan de Vera

Zendaya is a lot of things. She's dazzled us way back from her Disney days. And just recently, she literally transformed into Cinderella at the Met Gala red carpet.

 
 
 
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In between these moments, she has also ventured into becoming a singer, dancer, fashion designer, model, and many other great things that are 100% role model-worthy.

So, in case you don’t know yet, here are the reasons why Zendaya is definitely the girl to watch out for and the lady to look up to at the same time.

1. She keeps it natural.

We always see Zendaya dressed up (by renowned designers nonetheless,) but she also knows where to draw the line between what is naturally attractive and what is just an unrealistic standard of beauty. So when a magazine attempted to cross this line by photoshopping her, our girl didn't hold back from making things right.

2. She stands up for other women.

Other queen bees like to solidify their status by making sure that they are the only person on top, hence the shading, beefing, and spilling-the-tea culture that we have right now. However, this girl is definitely not on board this train. When a derogatory post about YouTuber ShaaanonXO’s looks with and without makeup started circulating, Zendaya was quick to defend her with a savage yet heart-warming tweet.

3. She puts others before herself.

What did you want for your 18th birthday? More often than not, you will have a selfish answer to that question, and we have nothing against that. On the other hand, Zendaya chose to celebrate this event with a campaign to help feed hungry children in Haiti, Tanzania, and even in the Philippines. What’s even more admirable is the fact that she doesn’t feel the need to include the media in her many charitable acts.

4. She isn't afraid to make political statements.

 
 
 
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Celebrities her age rarely talk about politics since the possibility of a backlash can really be career-ending. However, Zendaya is unfazed by this. She’s not afraid to let everyone know what her beliefs are even if it means that she’ll receive negative comments from those who disagree with her.

5. She understands that young women need a positive role model.

 
 
 
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Zendaya knows that people listen to her when she speaks and take notice of her actions as well. She's aware that there are those who are inspired by her and she takes this seriously by making sure that she sets an optimistic example.

In a world where everything's slowly becoming about the superficial glitz and glamour, it’s truly refreshing to see Zendaya who proves that one can be more than just fabulous.

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