“We were able to relive old times,”. “It’s like we’re 12-year-olds again talking on set in this weird language only we can understand. And we got to explore a different dynamic onscreen that I think is something real, real different.”
Hey guys i have added some amazing photoshoot images of Zendaya in W Magazine, V Magazine, and some great IHeartRadio Portraits! Along with those i have added Fashion Show and Candid images of Zendaya while in Paris for Paris Fashion Week! Make sure to check out all the latest additions over in the gallery!
I have added HD Captures of the latest K.C. Undercover episode K.C. & Brett: The Final Chapter Part 1. Make sure to check them out over in the gallery along with new photoshoot images from Kode Magazine, Covergirl, and Girls Life Magazine.
Also below is a super awesome Behind The Scenes look at the upcoming music video of Finding Neverland Zendaya recorded for the Broadway Musical Album. Make sure to check that out below, i can’t wait to see the full video!
Yet another photoshoot of Zendaya! I’ve added gorgeous photoshoot pictures of Zendaya in high quality for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. You can also read her interview below.
How do you think fashion impacts your public persona and how people see you?
I like to think of myself as a strong influence for young people, and I think a big thing about being young is finding out who you are, experimenting, not being afraid to try things, and not being afraid to really embrace who you are and what makes you happy. And I think fashion is a big part of that. You don’t have to care about what people think or let people determine your happiness. Do whatever the heck you want.
Describe your style in three words…
I would say, my style is pretty fearless, definitely unique but still classic.
Do you have any style icons?
Honestly, just people who like to do their own thing. For example, Eryka Badu. People who don’t really follow the rules that are set in fashion and wear whatever the heck they want because that’s their style or that’s what they create for themselves. It’s a very admirable quality.
Zendaya is a a part of Paper Magazine’s “Beautiful People” issue. I’ve added a gorgeous photoshoot picture to the gallery. You can also read her interview about her career, music, etc, below.
Congrats on the new K.C. Undercover. It’s a huge opportunity for you — you’re starring in the show, obviously, and it’s been quite the year. Tell me a little bit about it.
Well it’s cool for me because not only do I get to act in it and be in front of the camera; I get to be behind the camera and produce, which is kind of a new hat I’m putting on. I’ve always wanted to do it, and I’ve always kind of paid attention to behind the scenes, but now I have a whole new respect for what goes into creating a production.
Pretty much any kind of decision that is being made, they usually talk to me about it first – whether it be script changes, costumes, sets, design, whatever. I like to be involved as much as possible.
Are you also in the midst of working on your new album, or have you kind of had to put that on pause while you’re shooting the show?
No, I’m working on it. I usually work on it on the weekends.
Can you share anything about that?
Well there’s no title yet, but honestly I’m just trying to make good music that I enjoy and that I think that is a step up from the last time.
Zendaya is in the issue for the April/May edition of Justine Magazine! I’ve added the magazine cover which you can view the full size by clicking the preview image below. Hopefully photoshoot pictures will pop up soon, I will make sure to add them when they do.
Zendaya is on the cover of the February issue of Teen Vogue Magazine! I’ve added some photoshoot pictures to the gallery as well as the magazine cover. You can read some of the interview below, and to read the rest make sure to buy the magazine when it hits stands in February. I love the military-themed photoshoot, Zendaya looks gorgeous.
Even if you have no idea who Zendaya Coleman is—and it seems a pretty safe bet that most of the adult tourist crowd at Sarabeth’s (the bustling Central Park South restaurant that serves as the setting for the 18-year-old Disney star’s Teen Vogue interview) do not—you’d probably suspect, just by looking at her, that she’s someone. In sneakers she stands an imposing five feet ten, and at lunchtime her face is expertly made up; both her pink-painted nails and her jet-black lashes are improbably long. And if her attire—which includes a pair of slim-fitting gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt bearing a picture of rapper Tupac Shakur, and orange Nikes, which she kicks off almost as soon as she’s seated—sends a slightly different message, it’s one that serves only to underscore the larger implication: This is a girl who doesn’t need to worry about fitting in. (The gigantic bodyguard who’d waited with her by the host station is a somewhat more obvious tip-off.)
Among those in the know, Zendaya’s willingness to stand out is a much-admired quality. But that hasn’t always been the case: Back when she was 13 and first started trying out for professional acting gigs in Los Angeles, she says, “there was this kind of energy, particularly among the other girls, of, like, ‘Oooh, I’m going to get you.’ A lot of the kids who were auditioning had been doing it since they were, like, 2. They were these purebred Hollywood children, and I was this random chick from Oakland just doing my thing,” she explains. “They’re always onstage, and I was just so not into it. Like, you’re 12. Chill out. It’s not the end of the world. I’d literally sit there before auditions with my headphones on, listening to Michael Jackson.” Needless to say, it didn’t exactly help when she promptly nabbed a starring role in the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. “I think a lot of them hated me,” she admits.
Fortunately Zendaya seems to have had no trouble taking the haters in stride, especially given that she’s been busy pursuing her dreams at full throttle. It all began, Zendaya says, when she was a kid, accompanying her schoolteacher mom to her second job as a house manager at the California Shakespeare Theater. “My passion was always in the arts,” she says. “I was that weird 8-year-old who was into Shakespeare.” On show nights Zendaya sold enough raffle tickets to earn a free trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—which, she notes, she never actually took. And when the curtain went up, she recalls, “I had a routine. Everyone knew me, so I’d go over to the food stand and they’d give me a chocolate-chip cookie, a Snapple, and a veggie burrito, and then I’d sit in the back and watch all the plays over and over and over again.”
Her favorites included Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but she made her own stage debut in a more humble production: a children’s theater presentation of James and the Giant Peach. “I played the Silkworm, which means I didn’t have any lines—I might have said, ‘James, look!’ or something like that. But I was up there the whole time, reacting to things.” Zendaya was, she reports, an introvert (“When I was younger, my parents had to go to a seminar about shy kids”), and acting gave her a chance to break out of her shell. But it was still difficult to live apart from her mother, who remained in Oakland while Zendaya was shooting the first season of Shake It Up in L.A.—especially at the arrival of, as she puts it, “woman time,” which forced her to dispatch her clueless father to a drugstore in search of supplies.
Now, more than a year after the end of her first series, Zendaya is poised to conquer a larger audience. But she’s not quite following the path forged by fellow former child stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez; for one, she’s not ditching Disney at all. Instead she’s working with the network on her new show, K.C. Undercover, for which she serves, crucially, as coproducer. “It was going to be called Super Awesome Katy,” she explains, “but I changed it. I don’t look like a Katy, and I wanted something a little more mature. It wasn’t really right for the demographic that I’m trying to reach now.” Which is&? “Well, the majority of my fan base are young girls, and I don’t want to leave that world forever. But I also want to reach the preteens, the teenagers. A lot of college students watch the Disney Channel in their dorms, actually.”
I’ve added a photoshoot picture of Zendaya looking GORGEOUS in her photoshoot for V Magazine! You can view the full size by clicking the preview image below.
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By the end of 2013, she’d already starred in a hit Disney Channel series (Shake It Up), placed second on Dancing With the Stars, and released her debut album—not bad for a girl who just turned 18 in September. But Zendaya is someone who’s already onto the next one when it comes to, well, everything. “I knew what I wanted from the beginning,” the multihyphenate says, “but now I really, really know what I want. I have a clearer vision.”
Following the breakout success of her debut single, “Replay,” a crisp electro-R&B cut that garnered comparisons to Cassie and Aaliyah (a foreshadowing), the Oakland, California–born performer wasted no time putting pressure on herself to record a follow-up: “I’m a perfectionist. It may take me a while, but it’s going to be good.”
When she’s not singing, dancing, or acting her way to stardom, the diva-in-training is turning heads with her sophisticated style. In February, Zendaya stole headlines at New York Fashion Week, sitting front row at Rebecca Minkoff and Betsey Johnson. Fashion bloggers weren’t the only ones impressed: the Queen of Pop herself cast Zendaya as the latest face of Material Girl, her collaboration with daughter Lourdes. “I’m just excited that Madonna knows who I am!” Zendaya exclaims.
A young star in a world consumed by social media, she’s regularly bombarded with feedback from fans and detractors alike, as was the case when it was announced that she was to play the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic, back in June. “…all I wanna do is honor her,” she tweeted after the announcement. But perhaps all too predictably, the backlash was fierce, as critics protested the decision to cast a newcomer and questioned her likeness to the late R&B icon. When Aaliyah’s family spoke out against the project (albeit for reasons unrelated to the casting), it didn’t help matters. Two weeks later, Zendaya dropped out.
“I went through a phase when the whole Aaliyah thing happened, and after, I just came to terms with it,” she says. “There are a lot of crazy people, and there’s a lot of ignorance in the world. You just can’t give it the time…there’s so much to be happy about.” For now, she’s busy shooting her new Disney series, called K.C. Undercover, in which she plays a math wiz training to be a spy—a far cry from the singing and dancing shtick on Shake It Up. “We made it almost a point that she’s not good at that kind of stuff,” she explains. And she’s not just the star of the show this time: she’s also a coproducer. While the new role means more responsibility for the talented teenager, she’s ready for the challenge. After all, age ain’t nothing but a number.
Zendaya is in the newest issue of Rolling Out Magazine. You can view the photoshoot pictures below and read the interesting interview as well!
Zendaya couldn’t control her laughter. During an exclusive photo shoot with rolling out at McCadden Space Studio in Los Angeles, she began teasing her stylist, Luxury Law, for borrowing an article of clothing from a person who just happened to be on set. Her stylist made a makeshift turban out of the person’s neck scarf.
Zendaya found herself amused by the random act and joked that her stylist would borrow a stranger’s shoes, car, or dog in order to get the perfect look.
“Hey, you don’t need your dog do you? If not, [Luxury Law] would just borrow him for a second,” Zendaya joked as a woman walked past the studio with her puppy in tow.
It was the one moment of teenage banter at a photo shoot in which Zendaya was strictly about her business.
When the cameras were on, she never lost focus. The actress, singer and dancer posed with the confidence and grace of a seasoned model. Effortlessly, she portrayed an array of emotions with her body and facial expressions — a skill that often takes years for even the most prominent celebrities to perfect. When she’s in her zone, there’s nothing to suggest that she isn’t a 27-year-old trapped in the body of 17-year-old kid.
It’s important to remain levelheaded in such a topsy-turvy business.
The last 10 days must have been a whirlwind for Zendaya. She began last week by traveling across the nation to promote her new Disney film, Zapped, which premieres June 27.
By midweek, it was announced that she would be the new face of Madonna’s fashion line, Material Girl. And the week ended with adulation and controversy after it was revealed that Zendaya got the coveted role in an upcoming biopic based on the life of the late, great Aaliyah.
It’s a dream role for any actress to portray such an iconic figure. During our interview, she took a moment to explain how she was inspired by Aaliyah. “I’m inspired by a lot of Aaliyah’s music and her sound and her look,” Zendaya said. “Her voice was soft and she had a wide range of fans because of her look and sound. I definitely look up to her.”
Twitter critics came up with ludicrous reason as to why she didn’t deserve the part. Cultural blogger and former Vibe Vixen editor Starr Rhett shared her thoughts on the negative Twitter reactions.
“The backlash that Zendaya received was silly but predictable,” Rhett says. “I think Zendaya may have gotten backlash because she’s young and many of Aaliyah’s fans, who are in their mid to late 20s and 30s, may not know who she is [yet]. Think about it; she beat out some stiff competition with whom we are definitely more familiar. So keeping that in mind, I have faith that she will do a good job.” READ THE REST…
Zendaya graces the June/July Issue Cover of GL Magazine. In the Mag Z dishes on her new movie ‘Zapped’ new show ‘K.C. Undercover’, and more make sure to check it out below, and check out images over in the gallery plus more K.C Undercover Episode Stills!
On her number one guy — her father, Kazembe: “He’s taught me to fight for what I believe in. It’s easy to give into things based on peer pressure or because we don’t have the confidence to stick up for ourselves, but it’s important you don’t let anybody tell you what you’re worth.”
On Zapped: “This movie is more about real issues, which is cool. [Zoey’s] mom remarries and she’s gotta move in with boys she doesn’t get along with and adjust to a new environment. Everyone in the world has to go through changes and deal with weird situations. We had to shoot some scenes outside of a school, and there were bees everywhere. They’d be swarming all over the craft service table. [People] freaked out. It was funny. I mean, who’s not scared of bees? But I’ve been around them so much now, I’m cool with them.”
On her new Disney show: “It’s like The Cosby Show meets That’s So Raven meets Kim Possible. Her parents are spies and need her help, so she’s recruited. She has to balance being a regular girl and disappointing her friends ’cause she can’t tell them.”
I have added scans of Zendaya in the March 2014 issue of NKD Magazine, Make sure to check out her interview in the magazine. I have also added some beautiful images of Zendaya from a recent photoshoot photographed by the lovely Amber Asalay. Make sure to check them out over in the gallery!