Considering she’s the daughter of Dwyane Wade and stepdaughter of Gabrielle Union, one can assume Zaya has crossed paths with many celebrities. However, she was surprisingly starstruck over Michelle Obama and it was too cute! “I’m meeting an idol. I’m literally meeting an idol,” Zaya gushed—to which Michelle responded, “I hear you’re slotting me in between school, so I feel very special.” Not only did the two discuss Michelle’s “divine” book Becoming, but they also talked about walking in their truths and gave some sage advice to the youth.
“I am just so proud of you for, you know, being just an amazing role model and embracing your truth. RIght?” Michelle Obama said to Zaya. “All young people are trying on different versions, different voices, they’re learning more about their intellect, they’re learning about what they love, what they’re good at, what they like. This is the period of exploration.”