As we’ve seen in recent events, 19-year-old Zendaya has no problem standing up for herself and speaking up for what she believes in (and always in an eloquent and mature manner, we might add). Last night, the young singer took to Instagram to call out Modeliste magazine for making her look significantly thinner in an editorial spread. She explains: “Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it.”
We applaud you, Zendaya! We too prefer the original photo and admire the teen’s courage to take a stand against promoting inaccurate body standards. Tell us what you think about Zendaya’s message in our comment section below.