Between her busy days filming her new Disney Channel show, “K.C. Undercover,” working on new music, and doing philanthropic work, Zendaya, like many teens her age, spends her down time “chillin’,” hanging out with family, and binge-watching her favorite show, “Scandal.” However, although she’s young—Zendaya just turned 18 this Monday—the actress/dancer/musician still accomplishes things that people twice her age can only dream of.
We talked to the Bay Area-born, Los Angeles-based wunderkind about charity, fashion, stardom, and everything in between. Read the Q&A below and check out some exclusive photos from her birthday celebration in Puerto Rico.
WhoSay: What was your inspiration behind doing the FeedONE project for your birthday?
Zendaya: Well, I really wanted to do something important for my birthday. For me at least, it wasn’t really a priority that I get anything for my birthday. I have everything that I need and everything that I want. So I definitely wanted to do something that I felt was a little more important. I also always think that it’s important to use your status or star power in the best way possible. I think that there’s a reason why you influence so many people, and for me, I think that it’s to make important causes be known and try to use whatever I can to help that.