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.”