Zendaya Responds to Michelle Obama's Praise: 'I Hope to Make You Very Proud'

First Lady Michelle Obama has nothing but kind words for singer and actress Zendaya.

Obama joined YouTube star Lilly Singh in a segment promoting the Reach Higher and Better Make Room movements.

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During the segment, Obama participated in a word association game where she had to say whatever came to mind when shown pictures of different women. The first up was Zendaya.

“Beautiful, talented, kind, giving, caring, role model,” said Obama about the 20-year-old Disney darling.

Singh responded saying “Goals. I’m going to tweet this to you, Zendaya.” And she followed through:


Zendaya responded on her Instagram, writing, “As I type this from the floor, as I have just passed out...thank you to my incredible, powerful, radiant First Lady. I hope to make you very proud.”

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