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18 Times Zendaya Was Stunning AF On The Red Carpet

Zendaya started out as a Disney Channel starlet on the show Shake It Up, but she's certainly come a long way since then. The "Rocky Blue" actress serves as an example of a seamless entrance into a ~normal~ celebrity spotlight following a career with Disney. And no matter what the event, her red carpet ensembles are always on point.

Radio Disney Music Awards 2014

Radio Disney Music Awards 2014

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In 2014, the 17-year-old "Shake It Up" actress attended the Radio Disney Music Awards wearing this cropped collared shirt and matching skirt. Even at age 17, she manages to make a side-pony look uber sophisticated.


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BET Awards 2014

BET Awards 2014

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We love Zendaya's long boxer braids and hoop earrings at the 2014 BET Awards. Her street-style outfit oozed hip-hop HOT.

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Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014

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Young Zendaya looks precious sporting this poufy bun and bangs at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2014. This simple eye makeup really makes her red pout pop.

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Princess Grace Foundation Gala 2014

Princess Grace Foundation Gala 2014

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At the Princess Grace Foundation Gala in 2014, the singer stepped out in a Vivienne Westwood gown that made her look like royalty. The sleek black haircut gives her an especially mature look.

Photo: Corbis

Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2014

Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2014

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Somehow, Zendaya manages to mix contrasting styles and absolutely slay them both. At the 2014 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, she combined old Hollywood with an edgy twist. Her soft curls and full skirt looked especially girly against the black pumps, leather jacket, and red lip.

Photo: Rula Kanawati/Press Line Photos/Corbis

American Music Awards 2014

American Music Awards 2014

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Okay, we seriously CANNOT handle this. Our girl Z paired sleek gold pants and a trench coat with a pale blue crop top at the 2014 AMAs, and we're rethinking everything we've ever known about trousers. Her wild blowout and gold hoops were the icing on the cake.

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Oscars 2014

Oscars 2014

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At this point, Zendaya could rock a trash bag and still slay the game. At the 87th Academy Awards, the actress donned a gorgeous off-the-shoulder ivory gown. Did we mention the rad AF dreadlocks?

Photo: Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Press/Corbis

Kids Choice Awards 2015

Kids Choice Awards 2015

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At the 2015 Kids Choice Awards, Zendaya looked like Velma from Scooby-Doo in the best way possible. Her short locks complimented her thin, angular face. And that gold choker is to die for.

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Children Mending Hearts Fundraiser 2015

Children Mending Hearts Fundraiser 2015

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We're totally stealing this ensem Zendaya wore to the Children Mending Hearts 7th Annual Fundraiser in 2015. She wore a black and white striped maxi, gladiator sandals, top knot, and her fashion fave: hoop earrings. Where can we snag a pair of those sunnies?

Photo: Paul A. Hebert/Press Line Photos

Miss America 2016

Miss America 2016

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Zendaya did Michael Kors a favor sporting this gown to the 2016 Miss America Celebrity Red Carpet. She was a vision in the shimmering silver, simple makeup, and classic curls.

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Vogue Fashion Fund Awards 2015

Vogue Fashion Fund Awards 2015

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BRB, calling Zendaya's stylist to see how she achieved such a perfect caliber of contour. We're fangirling hardcore over those cheekbones. Zendaya's makeup stole the show at the 12th annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

Photo: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopress/dpa/Corbis

Diamond Ball 2015

Diamond Ball 2015

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For the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball in 2015, Zendaya rocked a one-shouldered crop top and wide-legged pants. We think the dusty rose pink on her lips complements the look.

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Golden Globes After Party 2016

Golden Globes After Party 2016

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Does this girl ever have a fashion faux paus? Zendaya wowed in a wine-red gown at The Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party. The deep-V gave her a more mature look, while the ruffles on the bottom of the dress added a young element of fun.

Photo: Faye Sadou/Retna Ltd/Retna Ltd./Corbis

Kids' Choice Awards 2016

Kids' Choice Awards 2016

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We adore Zendaya's cropped wavy hairstyle at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Her thick black choker pulled everything together.

Photo: Byron Purvis/AdMedia via ZUMA Wire

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016

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Can. She. Get. Any. Cooler?! Zendaya stepped out in a tight red velvet pantsuit with a leather bra underneath at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last April, officially slaying the red carpet and signing her name on its tombstone.

Photo: Joe Lester/ Press Line Photos

HEAVEN Gala 2016

HEAVEN Gala 2016

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Normally, it's wise to steer clear of anything with shoulder pads—but Zendaya brings the heat and actually makes them look chic at the 2016 HEAVEN Gala by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler. Now we're tempted to make a Goodwill run in search of shoulder pads from the '80s.

Photo: Faye Sadou / Retna Ltd. corbis

"Daya" by Zendaya Shoe Line Launch

"Daya" by Zendaya Shoe Line Launch

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At her very own shoe line launch party for "Daya" By Zendaya, the actress rocked lighter locks, which begs the question: Does she look good in everything? (Obviously, yes.(

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GLAAD Media Awards 2016

GLAAD Media Awards 2016

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It's official. Zendaya is the coolest badass we know (or, um, wish we knew). She impressed us once again at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in April, where she presented the award for Outstanding TV Movie. It's safe to say that Zendaya never disappoints on the red carpet.

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