Zendaya is a gift from the universe, and if anything proves it, it’s tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. She came from Disney fame, much like Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, only to eclipse into actual stardom just like they did. She debuted in a way as part of Taylor Swift’s semi-dreaded girl squad, a collection of women who, in my opinion, Swift picked out to fame-mother and to keep close so they wouldn’t become more famous than her. But since Swift’s hiatus, all of the women she groomed — of whom Gigi Hadid and Gomez are two — have blossomed. (Take that as a lesson, girls).
Zendaya is just now foraying into what is sure to be superstardom, but she’s killing it, as evidenced by the fact that she was the center of attention on the red carpet tonight at the MTV Movie Awards.
— Ola Idowu (@Ola__Idowu) May 8, 2017
Tonight, Zendaya premiered a clip of her upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it’s sure to be the beginning of her star rising. Without too may acclaimed credits to her name, she turns heads on every red carpet, including the recent Met Ball. Not only did she slay, she made a slaying statement on natural hair. Hell yes.
— MTV (@MTV) May 7, 2017
The MTV Movie Awards are a mess of antics and fun every year. But the fact that Zendaya is the shining star is not just cool but also indicative of a shift toward the younger generation as our future. They’re woke, online and poised to usher us into a new era of good fashion and politics, and we’re here for it.