Zendaya is the Real Thing


Aidin Vaziri | Zendaya was seeing double. In a private room on the third floor of Madame Tussauds San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, away from the bustle of Fisherman’s Wharf below, theDisney Channel star was on hand to unveil not one but two wax likenesses of her for a small gathering of radio contest winners, photographers and family members.

As the red velvet curtain dropped, the 19-year-old Oakland native raised her hand and snapped her fingers at her replicas, giving them the once-over. “She stole my look!” Zendaya said, pointing out that one of the sculptures was wearing the actual dress she wore to the 2014 Teen Choice Awards as she mugged for the cameras, snapped a quick succession of selfies and blasted out updates to her 30 million followers on social media.

The dual wax figures — one will stay in San Francisco while the other gets shipped off to Madame Tussauds Orlando — are just the latest honor for the young actor-singer-dancer, whose career has already transcended triple-threat status.

Zendaya is an author who has penned the tween advice book “Between U and Me”; produces her own hit television series, “K.C. Undercover”; and will soon premiere a shoe line called — wait for it — the Sole of Daya. Somehow, she also found time to become the youngest-ever contestant on a season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Zendaya doesn’t need waxworks — she needs clones.

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