Zendaya Glows on the Cover of Essence Magazine’s Global Issue

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Zendaya Coleman, Disney Channel star jetted off to Rio de Janeiro to pose for Essence magazine’s August issue which is also the second annual global issue for the brand. 

The teen star looks super sexy on the cover, with a flawless glow. Zendaya who is only 19 has made it her mission to use her voice to speak out against any and all racial injustices.

Zendaya for Essence Magazine
Zendaya for Essence Magazine

In her interview, Zendaya who has increasingly become a fashion star spoke about ‘her dreadlocks’ at Oscars 2015 and why it is important to stand up for yourself no matter how young. 

READ: Giuliana Rancic Said Zendaya’s Hairlocs Smells Of Weed? See Zendaya’s Reply To The Ignorant Slur

Speaking on Standing up for herself; 

“When I talk to people about [standing up for myself], it’s not new,” she said. “It’s not something I just started doing. I Just did it in public, and more people saw it than usual.”
Zendaya made headlines (and earned the applause of Black women everywhere) when she came up with a perfectly eloquent response to E! Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic, who said that her 2015 Oscars lots looks like they smelled like “patchouli…or weed.”

So where did this willingness to speak her mind come from?

Zendaya credits her parents, who both taught in the Oakland school district and made it a point to teach her respectability politics.

READ: Zendaya Coleman Launches Barbie Doll With Those Locs Criticised By Giuliana Rancic [Photos]

For the cover shoot, the star was shot against Rio’s amazing blue skies and beautiful blue lagoon wearing amazing print pieces.

Her jaw length hair curled and tousled with light brown highlights. Looking every inch a style star.
Zendaya Essence August

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Mass communication graduate and a broadcasting major. I love anything media related and I have great interest in entertainment, fashion and Food. My major strength in life is talking and everyday for me is a chance to get my voice heard.

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