She is one of the youngest Disney stars right now and it seems like she is just getting started.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born on 1st September 1996 and she is an American singer and actress.
She started her career as a child model and backup dancer before her role as Rocky Blue on Disney rocketed her prominence.
Here professional career began when she started working as a fashion model for Old Navy, Mervyns and Macy’s.
She was a backup dancer in a Sears commercial where she featured Selena Gomez.
She auditioned for the role of ‘CeCe Jones’ in 2009 hoping to join the cast of Dance Dance Chicago but she was instead selected as Rocky Blue.
She appeared in her first movie in 2012 in the film Frenemies.
As we speak, she is now known as the Spiderman: Homecoming actress and she has more coming in.
Zendaya has managed to keep her life private, but she hasn’t been thorough let’s take a look at some of the dark secrets that the Disney star has up her sleeves.
1. She’s a Stalker
As strange as it sounds, a celebrity can also be a stalker.
Fans and paparazzi are the ones notoriously known to stalk celebrities but when it comes to Zendaya, it’s the other way round. She is known to stalk her fans on social media.
2. Strict Parents
When she was young, her parents were so strict on her. She wasn’t allowed to go out without permission and she definitely would not see boys.
She was only allowed to date when she was 16 years old.
3. She Is So Superstitious
If a black cat passed her through an alley, she would stop walking and go back immediately.
Salt spills spook her too.
Zendaya is one of the humblest celebrities we know.
Did you know she once stopped an interview halfway, went into the audience and hugged a fan? She seems to care too much about her fans and it’s a good thing too.
4. Give Thanks
Most celebrities adopt a stage name after they become famous or after they launch a career.
With Zendaya, she didn’t have to do it.
Zendaya is her name and it means “to give thanks” in the bantu language, native to the Shona people in Zimbabwe.
Zendaya always wanted to be an actor, but she is so good at it and she ain’t leaving the field.
However, if she wasn’t an actress, she would have been a basketball player.
Her height suits it, remember when she sported dreadlocks on the red carpet?
6. School Repeater
According to sources who knew her when she was still young, Zendaya had to repeat kindergarten.
Reason being she was too shy.
7. A Vegetarian Who Doesn’t Like Vegetables
At least admit that you don’t like meat but don’t say you are a vegetarian and don’t like vegetables.
She would rather eat a pizza instead of vegetables but meat is a no go zone for her.
8. Most Embarrassing Moment
When she was 8, she was taken to a show and before, she wanted to ride the roller coaster.
She ended up peeing in her pants during the ride.
9. A Control Freak
Zendaya is a perfectionist and a control freak.
Most people who have worked with her agree that she can be bossy most if not all the time and she doesn’t apologize for it.
10. She Doesn’t Clean Her Room
Yes, she should! Zendaya just like any other person at her age hats cleaning her room.
However, when she does it, she is thorough.
11. Secret Boyfriend
For four years, Zendaya had a boyfriend and no one knew about it.
Everyone thought she was single but she wasn’t.
12. Moving On
Her relationship with the anonymous boyfriend ended and she is now moving on.
Until today, no one even the best paparazzi or TMZ knows the name or can put a face to the boyfriend.
Kudos for that Zendaya.
13. Her Second Boyfriend Broke Up With Her
She is also not sure what she did wrong but she ended up losing the relationship.
This is after she moved on from the first anonymous boyfriend to the other one who broke up with her and the breakup wasn’t mutual but she had to accept things as they were.
14. She is a Terrible Driver
Zendaya bought her first car when she was 18 years and it was a Lexus.
However, she doesn’t prefer driving herself since she is a bad driver.
She has had three minor accidents and she likes someone else other than her on the wheel.
15. Super Mixed Race
One of the celebrities who can trace their roots to more than three countries is Zendaya.
Her father is African-American while her mother is a German-Scottish. No wonder she has all those charming looks.