Even though Zendaya is just 19 years old, she has already become a positive role model for young women and a powerful advocate for self-love.
That's why, when she saw an image of her Photoshopped, she decided to speak up.
On Tuesday night, Zendaya shared on Instagram she was shocked to see a heavily edited photo of herself from a recent magazine shoot.
She decided to post two images side by side, sharing what her real body looks like compared to the magazine's retouched version.
The caption reads,
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. Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue.
Way to go, girlfriend. Zendaya knows how to keep it real and stay true to herself.
Plus, she looks absolutely gorgeous in the original shoot, which shows photo editing was absolutely not needed.
Zendaya, thanks for being an inspiration to all of us. You're a rockstar.
Citations: Magazine Photoshopped Zendaya (Cosmopolitan)