This child has so much star quality and charisma. She truly is a joy and a breath of fresh air. She has to be the next big Disney break out star. I sincerely hope that when it happens she can maintain her sweet disposition in the midst of all the fame and success.
She handled herself admirably. It was difficult to compete with all the adults and so many competent dancers at that and come out the ultimate winner. Unlike the other teenager Shawn - America's Sweetheart who had won gold in front of an audience of 200 million the summer before and who came into the competition with a built in fan base - Zendaya had to try and build a fan base against other stars who had such a headstart (of loyal fans) on her. That was a daunting task, and it certainly wasn't because she wasn't capable or didn't give it her best that she wasn't able to accomplish it all the way to the trophy such as it is.
When all of it was said and done, I think what actually hurt Zendaya as far as winning more than her age was (1) Kellie's country fan base (2) Kellie's freestyle peformance which we know in the past the freestyles have been known to win it or lose it for couples.
She is still a huge winner in my book!
Zendaya is an excellent natural dancer, and I think natural dancers are the best because they can pick up anything anywhere. They just get out on any social scene dance floor, and they are able to dance! I love to watch those folks!