Shake It Up star Zendaya strikes a serious pose for the Summer 2013 issue of Jones Magazine. Inside, the actress/singer opened up about her time on Dancing With The Stars, and how she kept it real for her young fans.
“I think it’s important to always be very confident in yourself and your beliefs and stay strong in that,” she said.
“Of course, I have parents so that was a beneficial factor. I’m 16. I wanted to show a lot of young ladies that you could be beautiful and just as stunning as everyone else without showing every single inch of your body,” Zendaya continued.
The teen says that being the youngest contestant ever on DWTS gave her a unique advantage. “All of the adjustments that my age brought to the show, I think it was a breath of fresh air,” Zendaya said.