If entry onto the A-list is via a lead in a comic book movie adaptation then Zendaya's casting in Spider-Man: Homecoming has put her on the list. Just who is this girl on the rise?
With a roll call of Hollywood's leading ladies having played tortured super hero Spider-Man's love interest (Kirsten Dunst, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard), Zendaya's casting as the first non-caucasian actress in the 2017 reboot of the film franchise elevates this Disney alum directly into the upper ranks of Tinseltown. And yet, apart from the fact that she clocks a tidy 31 million followers on Instagram, this quadruple threat has flown relatively under the radar with a zero score on the scandal scale - her peers should take note.
This poised brunette sings, dances, acts and writes, with her current day job seeing her starring on Disney Channel's flagship K.C. Undercover as a high school student training to become an undercover spy. In 2013 she released a self-title debut album, with her single "Replay" going Platinum and the video going viral (it garnered 99 million views). And when she's not singing or acting up a storm the 19-year-old powerhouse is also busy claiming the award for best-in-style: Zendaya scored her career break as a fashion model booking jobs for iconic US labels Macy's and Old Navy, and she hasn't put a sartorial step wrong since. She's even made a slew of guest appearances on E! Entertainment's high church of fashion commentary, Fashion Police, proving she's the real deal.
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