EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya Talks Fashion Police's Return: I Hope Their Show Can Be More Positive
By Leanne Aguilera
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Zendaya Coleman is speaking out about Giuliana Rancic’s announcement that she and Fashion Police will return this year -- and the actress is committed to keeping things classy.
Following Rancic's controversial remarks about Zendaya’s look at the Academy Awards, Fashion Police's longtime panelist Kelly Osbourne and new host Kathy Griffin, who only filmed seven episodes, chose to leave the series.
ETonline was the first to sit down with the Disney Channel starlet since Rancic confirmed they’ll be back.
Now that it has been announced that Fashion Police will return with Rancic in September, Zendaya hopes the E! series will feature "positive" changes in their fashion coverage format.
"Honestly, I just like to see positive things and positive reinforcement. I wanted this to be a positive experience and for people to learn from it, people to grow from it," the 18-year-old told ETonline on the set of her Disney series K.C. Undercover.
"That's all that I hope," she continued. "That their show is able to learn and grow and hopefully positive -- be more positive."
With Rancic and Brad Goreski set to return to Fashion Police, there are still two vacancies that need to be filled on the panel if the series decides to follow the same format they've been using for the past five years.
So who does Zendaya believe should come on to the series and embody that change? "I have no idea," she said. "I have no idea. Girl, I am so busy on this show."
The actress/singer boasts a massive social media following with 5.3 million Twitter followers and 5.8 Instagram followers, where she is often praised by her fans for being their role model. However, Zendaya said she is not interested in being their role model – she wants to be their "real model."
"I think it would be more intimidating if I felt like I was a role-model, a 'role model,' but I feel like I'm a real model -- in the words of Tupac Shakur," she explained. "Because I feel like I'm not trying to pretend to be a good kid, or I'm not trying to pretend to be something that I'm not. Honestly this is who I am. As long as I am able to get some inspiration to them -- then I've done my job."
Zendaya will be hosting the Radio Disney Music Awards airing Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel.
What do you think of Zendaya's classy response? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter using #ETnow!