[Close-Up] Zendaya Gets Extreme For ‘Paper’ June 2019

Zendaya X Paper June 2019
Photo Credit: Isaac West

Disney star Zendaya continues to shed her bubble gum imaging with boundary-pushing shoots (and roles). The latest is her cover spread for Paper magazine’s June 2019 issue.

In it, she pays homage to her new show Euphoria in a series of moody monochromatic crimson looks styled by her right-hand fashion guru, Law Roach.

Zendaya X Paper June 2019
Photo Credit: Isaac West

For the cover shot, she rocks a billowy gown from Genny 2019 RTW collection complemented with a piecey bob by Larry Sims and makeup by Sheika Daley.


Zendaya X Paper June 2019
Photo Credit: Isaac West

Inside, Zendaya talks about her new role and making room for upcoming talent.

On her new role:

“The show to me is not that shocking. I know a lot of 17-year-olds that are going through this. We’re not more shocking than things that have happened in Game of Thrones. What is shocking is that we’re not used to seeing [young people’s experiences portrayed] so viscerally and so honestly.”

Zendaya X Paper June 2019
Photo Credit: Isaac West

On changing the industry: “There’s this misconstrued idea that once you make it, there’s only room for yourself. I disagree. Once you’re able to make room for yourself, you try to make as many freakin’ rooms as you can.”

Click through for more images lensed by Isaac West. Euphoria premieres on HBO on June 16.

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isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.