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Who Is Zendaya Coleman? 'Dancing With The Stars' Casts 'Shake It Up' Star

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WHO IS ZENDAYA COLEMAN
Meet Zendaya Coleman, "Dancing With The Stars" Season 16 competitor | Getty Images
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Zendaya Coleman could win "Dancing With The Stars" Season 16, but she may not be a familiar face to viewers of the ABC reality competition.

The 16-year-old actress, known mononymously as Zendaya to Disney Channel's audience, stars on "Shake It Up," a series about teenagers who dance on a local show called "Shake It Up Chicago."

Coleman's TV brother Roshon Fegan competed on Season 14 of "Dancing With The Stars" and earned a spot in the Top 6 with partner Chelsie Hightower, who isn't a part of the show's current sixteenth season.

For Season 16, Coleman is partnered with pro Val Chmerkovskiy, who managed to get to the Top 3 with his "All-Stars" partner Kelly Monaco in Season 15. Could Coleman and her dancing background bring Chmerkovskiy his first win?

"I'm really used to hip hop dancing, which I realize is a completely different world," Coleman admitted on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning shortly after the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 16 cast was announced. "So I kind of have to forget what I know and restart all over again."

One famous fan who might be tuning in to watch Coleman is nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. In a video interview, Vogue's editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley asked the adorable actress if she likes fashion. Her response? "I like Zendaya and Bella Thorne's 'Fashion Is My Kryptonite.'"

Watch Coleman sing and dance in the "Fashion Is My Kryptonite" music video below (featuring "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley) with her "Shake It Up" co-star Bella Thorne.

"Dancing With The Stars" kicks off on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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