Zendaya: "I Can Handle Anything Now!"

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Now that her Dancing with the Stars days are officially over, Zendaya stopped by HuffPost Live this morning to talk about what she learned from the incredible experience.

"How to deal with pressure," the Shake It Up star told them. "Every Monday is the much stressful day of the entire week. You're on a live show. Millions of people watching. You're doing choreography that's really difficult. A dance style that you've never done before. It's just a lot going on. I feel like now that I've done that, I can handle anything!"

She also discussed what it was like working with her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.

"I'm a perfectionist, and [he's] also a perfectionist, so we really clicked in that kind of way," Zendaya said. "We gave 150% every time, even when I knocked him out and gave him stitches, he was still working hard and pushing himself. That's an amazing thing to see as a young lady -- to see someone who's working so hard. He's a good role model, a good person to look up to."

After all of that hard work, was Zendaya disappointed when they came in second place?

"I want my young fans to know that it's not always about winning the big trophy and all of that," she explained. "That's not what it's about. The fact of the matter is, I learned so much. I gained a big brother out of the experience."

Awww, how sweet!

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with Zendaya below.


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