6 facts about the talented Zendaya

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Zendaya, mannequin size

With her 1m78, Zendaya looks like a model: no wonder she posed as a child for Macy’s, Mervyn or Old Navy. In 2014, she was also invited to be a juror for an episode of Project Runway: Under the Gunn, a reality TV show honoring young designers. In 2019, she collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection, Tommy x Zendaya, celebrating “the female icons of American pop culture in the 70s” and diversity. She is the face of Idôle, the new Lancôme fragrance.

Zendaya, dance star

Zendaya has been dancing since she was a child, she was a member of the group Future Shock. She was featured as a dancer in the video for a Sears ad campaign, which was headlined by Selena Gomez. Her talent for dance was truly put to good use in 2013 when she participated in the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Zendaya, along with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, finished second in the event, beaten in the final by country singer Kellie Pickler.

Meaning of her name Zendaya

Zendaya means “to give thanks” in Shona, a Bantu language spoken mainly in Zimbabwe.

Where does Zendaya come from?

 Born September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, Zendaya for short, is the daughter of Claire Marie, teacher, director, and theater teacher, and Kazembe Ajamu (born Samuel David Coleman and who changed his name to celebrate his African roots), a former sports teacher who became his daughter’s manager and bodyguard.

Family Story

Her parents separated in 2016. She has five half-brothers and sisters (Austin, Julien, Kaylee, Katianna, and Annabella), born from her father’s first marriage.

American actress Zendaya made Emmy history

 She becomes the youngest woman to win the award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series. She is the only one to be the second black woman to do so. She won the 72nd Emmy Award for playing a young addict in “Euphoria”. She won against Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Laura Linney, Olivia Coleman in “The Crown” and Jennifer Aniston in “The Morning Show”.

This year 2021, she plays in the movie “Malcolm and Marie” with John David Washington. Their film is a beautiful and passionate relationship where we never saw Zendaya before as a sexy and mature woman on a screen.

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