Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Zendaya is the August 2016 cover star of Essence magazine. On the cover, the young starlet looks beautiful posing by the water wearing a ROSIE ASSOULIN FALL 2016 ensemble. In the issue, she talks standing up for herself, getting her strength from her parents and more. For more on Zendaya's feature, visit Essence.com and pick up a copy on newsstand now.
When I talk to people about [standing up for myself], it’s not new. It’s not something I just started doing. I Just did it in public, and more people saw it than usual.