When Zendaya Coleman and Bella Thorne struck tween celebrity status with the 2010 Disney sitcom “Shake It Up,” they were hardly the best friends they portrayed on-screen.
“We were kind of forced to compete against each other,” Thorne told J-14 magazine in 2017. “It was, ‘Who’s better at this?’ and ‘Who’s better at that?’ ”
There’s no competing anymore. While the two eventually sorted out their baggage by the show’s second season — after a deep convo where they “put everything out there on the table,” they “became best friends,” said Thorne — they took divergent career paths. Both are famous today, but for very different things.
Prestige versus porn.
This week, Thorne made headlines for raking in $2 million in just a week on OnlyFans, an X-rated subscription service where oglers pay $20 a month for her sexy premium content. The hype around her adult debut made $1 million in the first 24 hours and crashed the popular platform’s site — even though there is “no full nudity” on her page, a rep for OnlyFans told Page Six.
Meanwhile, Zendaya — who dropped her last name professionally — has carved out a more elegant and acclaimed role for herself. Last month, the 23-year-old, who has a “standing invite” to the exclusive Met Gala and an ad deal with luxury cosmetics brand Lancôme, was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of a recovering drug addict in HBO’s drama series “Euphoria.”
The women could have been Tinseltown twinsies, but instead they are living out two different Hollywood endings based on their upbringings and choices.
The same year that Zendaya won a People’s Choice Award (2019) for her work on “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Thorne accepted the Vision Award from PornHub for directing her first erotic flick, “Her & Him.” Thorne, who identifies as a polyamorous pansexual, is open about her struggles with cystic acne, dyslexia and self-acceptance on her Instagram, which she calls “100% a job to me,” sharing intimate details with her 23.6 million followers. Zendaya recently told Vogue, “I haven’t posted as much anymore.”
Source: Page Six