Zendaya wrote one last blog for “Access Hollywood” after finishing up with “DWTS.”
Miss Z shares what was going on in her mind as she heard who the winners were of season 16:
One week ago, I stood on the dance floor at “Dancing With the Stars” and watched Kellie and Derek be crowned the champions. At that moment, I was truly happy for them but my heart was broken.
Everyone always says how I am mature beyond my years, but at that moment I became a 16-year-old.
I had to step off the dance floor, out into the hallway and hide in the staircase and gather myself. Because I had put my heart and soul into this competition, I did not want to come in second place. And for some time, tears flowed and my dad and mom hugged me and told me how proud we were of me. I gathered myself together, did one interview and couldn’t really talk anymore.
Zendaya did tweet the link for this article today (May 29, 2013) and also said:
thanks twitterverse 4 ur feedback on this final blog…i don’t usually expose my emotions like this so, yah, thanks
I am so glad that she was able to share her feelings! Zendaya is such a strong girl, and you can tell how much effort that she put into her performances that it had to be hard to not come out on top. She is truly an inspiration!! So courageous! So glad that she had the opportunity to dance on the show, and that all of us had a chance to really enjoy watching her and Val Chmerkovskiy! So talented! So proud! 🙂