She’s been creeping up on your Instagram feed for the past year and is now being snapped at all the can’t-get-in-unless-you’re-someone parties. But who is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman? Other than being that girl from the Disney channel who showed up to the Oscars sporting dreadlocks, the up-and-coming star has plenty going for her. Read on to find out more.

 

 

1. She is a women’s rights advocate.
Zendaya participated in the women’s march in January 2017.

 

2. She recently moved out of her family’s house and into her own home.
She lives in California.

 

3. She’s a CoverGirl.
CoverGirl celebrates powerful, beautiful, and strong women of different races and ethnicities. It’s inspiring,” Zendaya shared. “I’m thrilled to be part of the diversity and expansion of beauty.”

 

4. She’s a huge Beyoncé fan.
But who isn’t?

 

5. She promotes a healthy body image.
After finding out that her photo had been heavily retouched, she released the original picture.

 

6. She celebrated her 20th birthday on September 1, 2016.
On her 19th birthday, the big-hearted star asked friends, family, and fans to forego her birthday gifts and, instead, help her raise USD 40,000 for children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.

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