Entertainment TV Zendaya Says She Refused to Have Her First Kiss on Camera While Filming 'Shake It Up' "I remember being on Shake It Up and being like, 'I'm not gonna do this,'" Zendaya said By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 6, 2021 03:39 PM Share Tweet Pin Email There are certain special moments Zendaya would prefer to keep private. Speaking to British Vogue for its October 2021 cover issue, Zendaya revealed that she refused to have her first-ever kiss while filming the Disney Channel show Shake It Up. "I remember being on Shake It Up and being like, 'I'm not gonna do this. I'm going to kiss him on the cheek because I haven't been kissed yet so I don't want the kiss to be on camera,'" the Euphoria star, 25, said. Though Zendaya didn't identify who she meant to kiss, her character Rocky Blue shared a handful of cheek-kisses throughout Shake It Up. Shake It Up. Bruce Birmelin / Disney Channel via Getty Images Zendaya Treated Herself to a Bulgari Yellow Diamond Ring: 'I Do Get a Little Employee Discount' Her character first kissed Deuce Martinez (Adam Irigoyen) on the cheek in the season 2 episode "Surprise It Up." The following season, Rocky and her eventual love interest Logan Hunter (Leo Howard) accidentally kissed each other on the cheek while dancing together. Zendaya starred on Disney Channel's Shake It Up alongside Bella Thorne from 2010 to 2013, later headlining K.C. Undercover from 2015 to 2018. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S./Shutterstock Zendaya on Finding Her 'Worth' After Disney Channel Fame: 'I Knew That I Had More to Offer' She also appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies as well as guest-starred on A.N.T. Farm and Good Luck Charlie. Zendaya previously opened up about how "grateful" she is for her Disney roots, saying she "learned so much from that experience." "It's just kind of been this slow progression, and I am happy that it's all been to prove it to myself and not to anybody else, you know?" she said of her career journey during an installment of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series. "I embrace it a little bit. It's part of my heritage, to a degree."