Zendaya obsessed with Oprah Winfrey

She is inspired by her mother and counts her among the people who she admires.

By Author   |   Published: 4th Oct 2017   9:18 pm
Zendaya attends Ebony Magazine's Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
File Photo: Actor Zendaya

Singer-actor Zendaya looks up to media mogul Oprah Winfrey as an inspiration as she believes the OWN creator has achieved a lot in her life despite odds.

The 21-year-old Spider-Man: Homecoming star also counts her mother among the people whom she admires.

“I am inspired right now by people who use their platforms: If people know your name, they should know it for a reason. I’m obviously inspired by my mother, and I have an obsession with Oprah. She’s someone who, even with everything stacked against her, has soared to unbelievable heights,” said Zendaya.

The actor said despite her success, Winfrey is very relatable and approachable. “If she wants to create a network, she can do it. She wants to produce a movie? She can do it. But then also there’s this level of realness to her. You feel like she’s your auntie.”