“As I gazed up at a balcony full of beautiful young women ‘Ladies, you are the leaders. You’re the future. We need you. I’m with you, we’re all with you,’” Zendaya captioned an Instagram pic in which she is standing on stage giving her speech. “Thank you @glamourmag for having events like this where we honor each other, celebrate each other and look at our sisters and say thank you…I see you. What an honor. #womenoftheyear.”
FYI: Zendaya is wearing a Reem Acra dress and Yoko London, Hearts on Fire, and Harry Kotlar jewelry. Yara is wearing Alexander White shoes.
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Growing up as child models, the two formally met again at the Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood party in 2014 and in the new issue of the mag, recall what they thought of each other then.
“Having a friend like Yara is essential to me as a girl, as an actress, and as a teenager. She has helped me so much, often with-out even knowing it,” Rowan shares. “She is a wondrous witness to the world, capable of seeing the best of it as well as highlighting the parts we can make better. Yara is proof that teenagers have so much more power than we are capable of digesting and that our voices actually do change things.”
Love that quote from Rowan!
Yara adds about Rowan, “Whether you see her speaking to crowds of young future leaders or on television as Riley in Girl Meets World, Rowan emits beams of light and happiness onto other people. And it’s not something she can stop, nor does she try to.” SO TRUE!
She adds, “She is the friend I talk to when I need to process the fragile state of our world, or when I am craving new music or a film to fill my spirit.”