Zendaya Coleman is not like your regular 18-year-old.
She is probably one of the most mature teenagers to ever walk the planet and in a new interview (and awesome photoshoot) for Galore magazine, she opens up about how she deals with racism and how she stays so grounded.
"My parents always taught me that there is knowledge in your voice," she explained of the infamous Giuliana Rancic comments on her hair at the 2015 Oscars red carpet.
"I think the way we react to things is a big indicator of our character and what type of person we are."
And she's so right, as many young celebs aren't able to deal with media attention (we're looking at you Lindsay Lohan).
"I just had too much respect for myself and didn't want to prove everybody right that's waiting for me to be ignorant and do something dumb, so I took my time until I thought of the best way I could address the comments."
She discusses more about how she prides herself in her honesty throughout the interview and why she believes she needs to stay true to herself on social media.
"I realised that if I don't like something, I can change it. If I don't feel comfortable with something, then I have a voice to say it's not cool."
We love Zendaya for her no-nonsense attitude to life and think she's a great role model for teenagers growing up, both in and out of the spotlight.