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Zendaya talks music, acting, and trendsetting with Flaunt Magazine.

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She might have passed on that Aaliyah biopic at Lifetime, but Zendaya Coleman is still a very busy young woman.

In the last year she’s released an album, danced with the stars, and headlined Disney Channel film Zapped. Plus she has a new show with the House of Mouse on deck, K.C. Undercover.

Like I said, Aaliyah movie or no, Zendaya’s a busy girl.

Despite the hectic schedule though, Zendaya found time to sit with Flaunt Magazine for an interview and editorial. Photographed by Frederic Auerbach and styled by Johnathan Lawhorne, with makeup by Kathy Jeung and hair by Larry Sims Zendaya models looks from designers including Dior, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton.

At 5’10” tall, if she didn’t have enough on her plate already, Zendaya might want to consider a professional career in modeling. Oh, wait. She’s the new face of Madonna and daughter Lola’s Material Girl line. Again, Zendaya’s got a lot on her plate.

Poised on the cusp of complete stardom, Zendaya’s Flaunt interview refreshingly proves that she’s as down to earth as ever.

When asked about her role models, the 17-year-old starlet had no problem telling the mag:

“Honestly role models will always be your parents. They are literally the role models. You learn from their mistakes, the things they teach you, right from wrong. I have a lot of older siblings too and it’s really nice that I have people that are a step between parents, the generation gap.”

And on that ever changing, yet always on point style of hers, Z says she’s about setting trends, not following them:

“I don’t even think I believe in trends, to be honest! I like being a trendsetter and finding new trends. When it comes to, “What’s the best color this season?” wear whatever color you want! Just because the leaves are changing doesn’t mean you have to!”

Head over to Flaunt to read Zendaya’s complete interview where among other things she discusses her music and her upcoming acting projects. In the meantime check out this behind the scenes video from Zendaya’s Flaunt editorial.

[ photos & video: Flaunt Magazine ]

  • Ash

    The other day I was thinking that Zendaya should start modeling. I forgot about her contract with Madge and Co. Zendaya should pursue a career in modeling. She’s exactly what the industry likes: tall and thin. If she worked on her walk, I could definitely see her hitting the runway. I bet someone else will take notice soon…maybe a beauty company?

    • Knowing the way the Disney machine works, I wouldn’t be surprised if Zendaya released a fragrance sooner rather than later.