Zendaya is known for putting haters in their place (especially hair haters) and has fully embraced her own style aesthetic (her fashion philosophy will be your new getting-ready mantra). Now, she’s shutting down photoshop fails. She just released an unretouched photo from a recent magazine shoot on Instagram after realizing her “19-year-old hips and torso” were “misrepresented.”
The star posed in a belted moto jacket and black briefs for Modeliste Magazine, but said as soon as she saw the shots she was “shocked” to find her hips manipulated to half their original size. She wrote, “These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have.”
She elaborated saying she’s not the type of person to stand for manipulation, “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😍😘”
In addition to (basically) winning Instagram, the star recently posed in another photo shoot where she tried out iconic hairstyles from every decade for her Mane Addicts muse debut. At the time she said, “Trying new things [is when I feel most confident]. I love doing something that people haven’t seen in a certain setting.”
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The same can be said about her killer red carpet style and makeup looks. “When you get to a point where people expect you to do anything you want, it’s very liberating,” she shared with PeopleStyle.
She went on to explain that real confidence comes from being comfortable in your own skin. “At some point in your life — in everybody’s life– you’ve got to realize you’re living for yourself, and you’re not living for the opinions of other people. I’m not dressing to impress anybody but myself.” Just check out her outfit she wore out and about Tuesday night in L.A. — she sported a shiny wide-leg trouser with a strapless bandeau bodice with sparkly diamond drop earrings.
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