ZendayaThis year Zendaya has definitely been hitting headlines and has quickly become an icon of positivity. After every major negative account taken against her she has taken to social media to express her views.

Earlier this year, the 19 year old had to deal with Giuliana Rancic’s  distasteful comment after the 2015 Oscars. She said her faux-locs probably smelled of “patchouli and weed.” The teen gave a  classy response and was recently presented with her own Barbie doll for encouraging girls to raise their voice.

More recently Zendaya isn’t afraid to speak up about a magazine photoshopping her photos without her permission. Zendaya has done plenty of photoshoots but when she saw the photos to be released in the latest issue of Modeliste, she couldn’t stay silent on the fact that they were altered.

The magazine decided to photoshop out her curves including her hips and thighs to make them look abnormally thin.

Zendaya took to Instagram and stated,

“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love.”

Zendaya noticed everything including the fact that her fine baby hairs had been photoshopped from her forehead in the re-touched images.

In response, Modeliste wrote a Thank You to Zendaya thanking her for speaking out on this important issue. The editor also shared that upon review and in collaborating with Zendaya and her parents they have decided to put in the original photos for the November issue.

I personally believe the photoshopped photos make her look terrible. I love the originals!

I’m so proud of Zendaya for being a great role model at such a young age. It is important for girls to know that they are beautiful whatever shape or size they come in.

Photoshopped images in magazines are often the cause of self-esteem body issues across the nation. Releasing photos in their original form shows that shape and curves are beautiful.

As if we needed another reason to love Zendaya!