Zendaya Reveals How Social Media Has Changed Her as a Person

Zendaya Reveals How Social Media Has Changed Her as a Person

Zendaya is looking fun and fearless on the cover of Glamour‘s November 2017 issue, where she was interviewed by pal Yara Shahidi!

The 21-year-old actress and entertainer had a lot to share about social media, herself, her future, and more. Here’s what she told the mag…

On her plans for the future: “I want to produce and create shows and movies, whether or not I’m starring in them. You know, when you watch a show and you’re like, ‘That’s so good. I wish I’d made it’? Why not? Why not make it? Wild idea, I know.”

On her first job at Disney Channel: “I got my first job on the Disney Channel when I was 13, and it was just me and my dad in an apartment in downtown L.A. It was very difficult because I was dealing with all the pivotal girl moments. I remember getting my period and him not knowing what to do. It was a weird transitional phase.”

On her obsession with Oprah: “I have an obsession with Oprah. She’s someone who, even with everything stacked against her, has soared to unbelievable heights. If she wants to create a network, she can do it. She wants to produce a movie? She can do it. But then also there’s this level of realness to her. You feel like she’s your auntie.”

On her power using social media: “I can genuinely say that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. As my social platforms grew, I realized that my voice was so much more important than I had originally thought. I think if every young person understood the power of their voice, things would be a lot different. And it’s becoming more popular to be outspoken.”

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a limited-edition tee shirt by Stella McCartney, which is designed to encourage women to speak out, woman to woman. Proceeds of the shirt benefit The Girl Project, Glamour‘s philanthropic initiative to support girls’ education.

For more from Zendaya, visit Glamour.com.

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