Zendaya Delivers Powerful Acceptance Speech as GQ's Woman of the Year: "Take In the Moment"

Listen up, because Zendaya has some words of wisdom we could all use. On Nov. 28, the 23-year-old actress delivered a heartfelt speech while accepting GQ Australia's 2019 woman of the year award in Sydney, Australia. Taking the stage, the Euphoria star — who stunned in a white two-piece ensemble — shared an important message about cherishing life. "Sometimes I feel like I work so much, I forget about life and to actually be present in these kinds of moments," she said. "I'm going to take a second to look around and think, 'Holy sh*t, this is happening.'" She went on to thank everyone for their support before encouraging guests to "have a beautiful night, and take in the moment."

GQ honored Zendaya for her continued efforts to raise awareness of social issues while mastering her craft as a singer, Hollywood notable, and fashion icon. And considering the outstanding year she's had, she undoubtedly deserves the woman of the year title. Watch her full speech ahead, then check out more photos from her special evening!

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Zendaya's GQ Australia 2019 Woman of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

Zendaya at GQ Australia's 2019 Men of the Year Awards Ceremony
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Zendaya at GQ Australia's 2019 Men of the Year Awards Ceremony