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Actor, Activist, IT Girl! Zendaya Lands First Vogue Cover As She Talks Female Empowerment

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20-year-old popular Disney Channel star Zendaya has finally landed her first Vogue cover, appearing on the elite fashion magazine’s July 2017 cover.

She talks to Vogue about her acting career, recalling how she negotiated her current TV role at age 16 and changed it to make it more empowering for women.

For her to sign on to K.C. Undercover, she decided, Disney would need to meet demands. First, they would need to make her a producer and insisted that the show features a family of color.

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She said “I wanted to make sure that she wasn’t good at singing or acting or dancing. That she wasn’t artistically inclined. I didn’t want them to all of a sudden be like, ‘Oh, yeah, and then she sings this episode!’ No. She can’t dance; she can’t sing. She can’t do that stuff. There are other things that a girl can be.”

“I want her to be martial arts–trained. I want her to be able to do everything that a guy can do. I want her to be just as smart as everybody else. I want her to be a brainiac. I want her to be able to think on her feet. But I also want her to be socially awkward, not a cool kid. I want her to be normal with an extraordinary life.” she added.

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The current Spider-Man: Homecoming movie cast member showcases stylish looks, such as a Prada coat, an Alexander McQueen sequined top and a Dolce & Gabbana jacket and bodysuit.

She also showcases styles from the ’20s to today while dancing in a fashion video for the magazine.

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