The young actress talks about her hit sitcom and living her childhood dreams.

Kam Williams | 8/31/2011, 12:09 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Zendaya

When is your debut album being released, and what type of music is on it?

Well, I am not sure of when my album will be released but my music has a lot of different sounds. I’m a hip hop/RandB girl at heart, but I love pop music as well, and I even have an affinity for country music. So I would say my music might have something for everyone.

Is there any question no one ever asks you, that you wish someone would?

I’m never asked what I love to do outside of the arts. My answer would be sports. I was actually supposed to be a basketball player, not an actress. My parents had me playing basketball on competitive teams when I was in kindergarten. Even though my heart belongs to the arts, I’m a tomboy at heart, too.

Are you ever afraid?

Yes! I am scared of spiders! And I still get a little afraid every time I have to do something new or have to get out in front of a big crowd. The first time I sang “Swag It Out” live, I was really scared.

Are you happy?

Yes, I am. This is my dream, truly. I grew up watching “That’s So Raven” and “Lizzie McGuire,”  and I said to myself that I could do that one day, and here I am. This is a dream come true and I am just ecstatic to be here living out my childhood dreams.

The bookworm Troy Johnson question: What was the last book you read?

I am reading the book that I just did a book trailer for. It’s called  “From Bad to Cursed.” It’s really creepy and good. And the last book I read for school was “Animal Farm,” but I didn’t really like that.

What is your favorite dish to cook?

I am really good at making Top Ramen. I also love it when my mom makes vegetarian lasagna for me.

Who is your favorite clothes designer?

Chanel all the way! Just because not only do they have timeless pieces, but since it is the epitome of class and elegance.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

I just see me, an ordinary girl. I know my life is not typical, but I have tried to stay really grounded and true to myself. My family really helps me with that.

If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?

It would be to go back in time and meet Michael Jackson and work with him.  

The Judyth Piazza question: What key quality do you believe all successful people share?  

Determination. No matter what field, determination will surely get you to the top.

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

A: Surround yourself by positive people who will help you reach your goal and support you. And B: Go for it!

How do you want to be remembered?

As an awesome, hardworking and caring artist, who loves what she does.