One of our favorite it girls Zendaya, graces the July 2016 cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. The 19-year old actress, singer, dancer, and model is well beyond her years. In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, she discusses hot topics like the election, voting, racism, why she returned to the Disney channel, and even hook-ups.

When asked about the current election and voting the star says :

There’s really crazy stuff happening right now, and it’s disappointing, sad, and scary. My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote.

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Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan

Zendaya also reveals in the article why she decided to return to the Disney channel.

The only way I was going to come back to the Disney Channel was if I was in a position of more power. One thing that is really important to me is diversity on the channel. It’s hard as a young person of a different ethnicity or background to look at the TV and not see anyone who looks like you. Representation is very important.

Not only is Zendaya staring in her own show, but she is also the co-producer of K.C. Undercover.

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Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan

When it comes to being in love versus casual hookups, the star is very clear on what she wants.

Me, personally? I would much rather be in love and have the full experience with the person I’m doing that with. Everyone deserves to be in love — it’s different from when you’re with someone you don’t really know. But as long as you protect yourself and get tested periodically, then by all means, go ahead and do what you’ve got to do!

It is no surprise when talking about racial insensitivity this beauty shared a story from her personal experience, and how she has zero tolerance on the topic.

I didn’t like my hair and makeup one time on a photo shoot, and my publicist told me, ‘You should just be happy with it — they haven’t had a black girl on the cover since forever.’ She’s no longer my publicist.

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What is there not to love about Zendaya? Not only is she beautiful, intelligent, driven, stylish and a boss, but she is well aware of herself and the world around her. Check out more of this interview in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan on newsstands Tuesday, June 7th.


Written by: Tiffany Greene

Fashion Stylist/Blogger


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