Zendaya Won't Be Celebrating Her 21st Birthday With A Round Of Shots After Deciding To Be Teetotal

Proving herself mature beyond her years once more, Zendaya is abstaining from alcohol

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Zendaya has achieved more than we'll probably get round to by the time we're 50, and she's only just 21-years-old.

The singer, actor, designer and activist has been in the spotlight since 2010, though firmly brushes off those 'child actor' stereotypes.

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Clearly aware of her influence over teens and young girls, she takes her position as role model seriously, using her social media platforms to call out fat-shamers and sexist behaviour.

So, perhaps it isn't too surprising to see that Zendaya wasn't downing shots on her recent 21st birthday. In fact, on the 1st September, Zendaya released a statement on her website explaining why she's not looking to taking up drinking any time soon.

She said:

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. My life is too stressful to need help with relaxing by having a cocktail. 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?!

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming star also she proved she wasn't only wise, but generous too.

For her Birthday she asked her fans to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a project between herself and Convoy of Hope.

At only 21, Zendaya is obviously aware of what a positive impact she can have over women, regularly posting love advice and more on her website.

Drinking is something you can do as an adult if you want to, not just because everyone else does it, so we respect her single-mindedness.

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