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Zendaya Coleman is the epitome of a role model.

The 19-year-old superstar is on the cover of Flare magazine looking ridiculously fierce, and she also talked about everything from having her very own Barbie and keeping it all the way real with her fans, to her obsession with Hannah Montana. Check out some excerpts from her interview below.

On keeping it real with her fans:

“I’ve always been honest with my fans, and I want to keep that up because I feel they can see through the fakeness. They would know if I let someone tweet for me.”

On having her own Barbie: 

“It’s something that is long overdue. There have been black Barbies, but not ones with locs or even natural hair or different facial structures. When I was little, I had a Barbie, but I didn’t have a Barbie that looked like me because there was no mixed-girl-with-curly-hair Barbie!”

On her Hannah Montana obsession: 

“I remember Hannah Montana came out, and I was so depressed I started crying because I was like, ‘I want to do that.’”

Z’s cover of Flare hits stands on November 16th.


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