Zendaya featured on the Essence 50th Anniversary cover

Essence is a longstanding publication dedicated to celebrating empowering black women and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the women’s magazine. The young triple threat Zendaya is known for her acting, singing, and dancing but is officially a fashion icon after gracing the cover of Essence anniversary edition.

Zendaya has worked in Hollywood since she was 14 and made history this year as the youngest recipient of an Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a drama at the age of 24. The young actress from Oakland lived up to her potential and has proved to be unstoppable with her range in acting roles.

Essence decided Zendaya would be the perfect cover model for the 50th edition as one representation of “Black Hollywood’s wildest dreams.” The Oakland native celebrates the 50th anniversary of Essence and reveals some of her exciting upcoming projects.

Though the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put the entertainment community on hold, that didn’t stop the young star. Zendaya has worked the last couple of months filming for the hit HBO show “Euphoria” for the heavily-anticipated second season with two episodes being released in December.

Zendaya expressed how it’s a high honor to be featured for the 50th-anniversary edition as many iconic women have graced the cover before her. The photoshoot was inspired by the first Black supermodel, Donyale Luna, and Zendaya worked closely with the creative team for some unique photos to create Zendaya’s favorite cover shoot.