Zendaya May Be 21 Now, But She Has No Interest In Drinking

September 4, 2017  |  

Oh Zendaya, forever a great role model. Or as she likes to say, a “real model.”

The actress turned 21 on Friday, and while most young people her age celebrate the day by having a few drinks (if they haven’t already been throwing ’em back ahead of 21 — just saying), the star made it clear on her website in a birthday message that she wasn’t going to have a drink. In fact, she shared that she didn’t plan on introducing alcohol into the mix anytime soon.

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“Today I turn 21! Holla!!! But just because I’m now the legal drinking age, doesn’t mean I’m going to start throwing ’em back. I don’t plan to start drinking,” Zendaya wrote. According to her, she has enough on her plate as is to start introducing things that may make things even more hectic.

“My life is too stressful to need help with relaxing by having a cocktail,” she continued. “This industry is way too nuts for me to not be in control of myself and my decisions, so I just don’t want to introduce drinking! Plus, I don’t want drinking to become a vice. Why try something if you don’t need it?!”

It’s not the first time the Oakland native has said that she doesn’t want to consume alcohol. In an interview with Sway in the Morning in 2014, around the time that her star was really growing, Zendaya said she wasn’t going to dibble and dabble with the vices that fellow child stars and young people, in general, get caught up with. Her face would literally turn up at the mention of alcohol and drugs.  When asked about drinking she said, “Oh heck no, I ain’t gonna do that to my liver.” And as for molly?

“I’m not trying to die,” she said. “I rock Tom Ford, okay?”

Continue to stand out for all the right reasons, Z!

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