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Zendaya: Madonna’s the world’s biggest fashion icon

Material Girl model Zendaya thinks Madonna is one of the fashion world’s biggest influencers.

The former Shake It Up star has been the face of Madonna’s range since last year. And the 18-year-old is more than thrilled to have been asked back to model the company’s Spring 2015 offerings.

“Shooting this campaign was so much fun! I love the new Material Girl collection, it’s all about bold pieces that you can mix and match,” Zendaya said. “All of the looks are girlie with a little bit of tough edge to it — very much like my own style!”

Zendaya also revealed she has always looked up to Madonna, as the world’s foremost fashion icon.

And the former Dancing With the Stars contender says she doesn’t think anyone would be able to compete with the 56-year-old singer in the present day.

“I am very excited to be working with Madonna and Lola again and continuing to work with them for another season — it has been fantastic so far,” Zendaya continued. “I think Madonna is one of the biggest influencers the world has every seen, in fashion. She created a style. If anyone were to do that nowadays, it’s like ‘No, that’s Madonna.’”

Zendaya has enjoyed a speedy rise to fame after starring in Disney Channel series Shake It Up! alongside Bella Thorne.

And the actress-turned-singer admits it was Madonna’s recognition of her that really made her realise that she’d made it.

“First of all Madonna knows who I am, check. Bucket list, I’m over. That’s all I need,” she said. “When Madonna Instagrammed a picture of me I think I died, came back to life again, then I had a party, and then I died again, came back again, went to heaven, said hello to everybody, came back down and here I am. It was crazy, it was awesome.”

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