Zendaya Talks Feminism & 'Hannah Montana' Inspiration With 'Flare' Magazine

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Zendaya in the December 2015 issue of Flare Magazine.

Zendaya covers the new issue of Flare magazine, and in the article she opens up on everything from feminism to Hannah Montana.

On her role-model status, she explains, "In the words of Tupac Shakur: I am a real model because I’m not playing a role and I’m not pretending to be some good kid that’s perfect. It just happens that I’m a good kid, and I don’t do bad stuff and I like to be positive because that’s just how I was raised. I think if I were faking it, then you would’ve seen me break character a long time ago."

That role-model status is on display when she told Flare, "A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.”

Zendaya's desire to perform started early. She explained to the magazine "I remember Hannah Montana came out, and I was so depressed I started crying because I was like, ‘I want to do that.'"

Just look at her now.