Zendaya knows how to handle a bully. Long before the scandalous comments made by Guiliana Rancic about the teen’s hairstyle at the 2015 Oscars, Zendaya dealt with mean girls in school.
The 19-year-old told New You magazine, "I was made fun of in school, but it didn't bother me very much because I was very comfortable in who I was. I was taught as a young child by my parents and family to love myself.”
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She admitted that even today “certain things” don’t “bother” her anymore.
Zendaya also can’t stand how media outlets use Photoshopping to alter the body because she doesn’t believe in perfection.
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"There is no such thing as ugly. That's a word that doesn't really enter my vocabulary. If there's any definition to being perfect, you're perfect at being yourself," she explained.
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Ultimately, she just loves sharing her journey with fans. The Disney starlet said, "I have to be confident in who I am. When I learn things about myself, I like to share that journey with people because I know there are a lot of people going through the same thing."