Don’t Expect To Catch 21-Year-Old Zendaya With A Drink In Her Hand

Ah, the coveted 21st birthday. The legal go-ahead to enter a club and approach the bar sans a big “X” written on the back of your hand. For some, memories of a 21st birthday well-spent are foggy (or downright blacked out), but no such rules apply for one of young Hollywood’s “It” girls, Zendaya.

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On Friday (Sept. 1), the singer, actress and model celebrated her milestone birthday without a beverage at hand and explained why on her website. “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,” she wrote.

Zendaya chalked it up to really needing to focus at this point in her career and not even leaving a door open to spiral away from all the good things going for her.

“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?!”

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Parents far and wide are sure to be pleased about her choices, as she’s likely a role model to their sons and daughters coming of age. Way to go, Zendaya.

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