Zendaya teaches fans how to say her name (zen-DAY-uh for those who still don’t know) while slaying in a series of resort-ready looks for her debut Allure cover. The 20-year-old superstar elegantly lounges while channeling her inner model for the shoot lensed by Jason Kibbler.
For the cover, the actress serves up a dewy face, with strong brows and vibrant pinks lips, while rocking wet look tresses. Inside, she talks everything from grappling with her rising success, infamous faux locz and role as a Black woman in the industry.
I ask myself, Would I get the same opportunities—would I have this role or that role—if I were a darker- skinned black women? And the answer is no. But the real thing is how do you take what you’ve been given and use it to better the situations of people that are your peers, your brothers and sisters?
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