'I thought it was cool like Cher or Prince': Zendaya explains why she goes by one name as she smolders on Allure cover 

Her full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman.

But the 20-year-old goes by just Zendaya.

And in the January issue of Allure magazine, the Spider-Man: Homecoming actress explained why. 'I [dropped my last name because I] just thought it was cool, like Cher or Prince,' she said.

Pwerhouse: At just 20, Zendaya is a feminine powerhouse. She graces the cover of Allure magazine and talks about dropping her full name and her 'humble beginnings'

Brighten up your winter wardrobe like Zendaya in Dior

No doubt about it, Zendaya is an icon in the making. Especially when it comes to her flawless sense of style, Zendaya is unstoppable!

So of course she was tapped by Allure to be on the cover their January cover. Wearing nothing but the best-- Zendaya posed for a photo in this canary colored dress by Dior hot from their Resort 2017 collection.

This dress has one foot in the past with its 1930's inspired silhouette, and button closures running down the front. But, the genius of the French fashion house is their infallible ability to look forward to the future. So while this dress was romantic in vintage sense, it was also very current thanks to the extra-long ruched sleeves and asymmetrical details in the skirt.

Sadly, Dior can only be purchased at brick and mortar stores but click right to explore the collection or get inspired with one of the high- street alternatives we've rounded up below!


The Disney star - who played the role of Rocky Blue in the program Shake It Up alongside Bella Thorne - went on to discuss her 'humble beginnings.'

She divulged that everything in her life has been 'a climb' for her, and she has had to work hard to be successful, although her upbringing has made her appreciate 'everything' a lot more.

She explained, 'Everything has been a climb. And I've been able to take my family and friends with me. I came from humble beginnings. 

Picky: Zendaya says she 'waited and waited' for the right part, and now she gest to be in Spider-Man. She is pictured here in November after winning an award during Glamour's Women Of The Year event 

'I've never had a pool before,' she said, making a grand, sweeping gesture with her arm that takes in the newly planted baby palm trees and all of the unfurnished rooms inside. 

'I've never lived in a house this beautiful. I appreciate everything so much more because everything I have has been worked for.'

And Zendaya - who has been cast in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming opposite Tom Holland - revealed she doesn't want to get to a point in her career where she no longer enjoys what she does.

Achieving her goals: The star went on to reveal that she wants to 'impress' people with her acting skills and her achievements

'I waited and waited for the right part, and now I get to be in Spider-Man. 

'It's OK to be focused, but I can't get to a point where I don't like what I'm doing. It's got to be fun and creative and good,' confessed the actress. 

The star went on to reveal that she wants to 'impress' people with her acting skills and her achievements.

'I want people to be impressed,' she told the magazine. 

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