Who Is Zendaya? Meet The Girl EVERYONE Is Talking About

Who Is Zendaya? Meet The Girl EVERYONE Is Talking About

Taking her seat FROW-side after hitting back at THOSE online trolls, it's official—Zendaya has hit the big time. Here's our cheat sheet on everything you need to know about the social media activist...

Zendaya may not be the biggest star in the UK just yet but across the pond in the USA, she's a celeb that's majorly on the rise.

After starring in Taylor Swift's epic video for her single Bad Blood, and her inspirational response to online trolls and those Oscars comments, we knew it was only a matter of time before she was going to be huge. And it looks like that time has almost come.

So, with that in mind, we've done our homework on the 19-year-old starlet and filed it into our very own InStyle cheat-sheet on everything you need to know about her. Trust us, once she starts trending, you'll be glad you swotted up so you can show your pals you're in the know...

Name: Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman — Zendaya for short
Age: 18 *sobs*
From: California, USA
What does she do?: She's a dancer, singer and actress all rolled into one

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #1
Like so many before her, Zendaya made her name with the help of Disney. In 2010 at the tender age of 14, she starred in a Disney Channel original series called Shake It Up and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #2
The show also kick-started her singing career when she released her debut song Swag It Out under the programmes soundtrack. That year, she also started working on her first solo album. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #3
Zendaya signed up to appear on 2013's Dancing With The Stars (basically the US version of Strictly) where she went on to come in as runner-up. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #4
She released her first album in 2013, which was titled Replay. While it's yet to be officially released on Brit soil, it did manage to infiltrate the US Billboard chart — pretty impressive for a debut if we do say so ourselves... 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #5
If singing and acting weren't enough, she's also a published author. We know what you're thinking — where the heck does she find the time? We're stumped. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #6
Going back to her Disney roots, Zendaya landed her very own series called K.C. Undercover, which saw her train to become an undercover spy. As you do. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #7
Sadly, what you probably know her for is the fact that she was the brunt of jokes made on US TV series Fashion Police, during which racially inappropriate comments about her dreadlocks when she appeared at the Oscars this year. Hitting back at the show's host Giuliana Rancic, Zendaya branded her comments as 'ignorant'. Atta' girl. 

Zendaya Claim To Fame Fact #8
Like we said, Zendaya made an appearance in Taylor Swift's Sin City-style music video for her single Bad Blood which, by the looks of her own 'poster', is was always posied to go MEGA.


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