Talk about feeling pressure: Tonight Zendaya Coleman is set to perform three dances with her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, that could result in her beating out her fellow Dancing with the Stars finalists and taking home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy — which would be a first for both of them.
"This guy right here is way more than just a partner, he's an inspiration, a role model, a teacher but most importantly…he's family," Zendaya wrote when posting the pic above on Instagram yesterday. The strength of their bond could explain why they're one of four remaining couples in what has been a super intense competition.
According to Zendaya, winning a trophy isn't the main reason that she hopes to become the champion of Season 16. Instead, she hopes to inspire the kids who are at home watching her perform.
"I want to be a positive role model for them and I want them to see someone their age working hard and showing that age doesn't really define what you can do and what dreams you can, you know, go for and I don't want them to think that there's an age limit on that," she said during rehearsals for the finale. "So that's the most important thing."
"If I, you know, inspired some kids to maybe start ballroom dancing or, you know, go out for their soccer team, or whatever, then that's what I'm really here for," she added.
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