You know Dove Cameron as the super perky actress who plays both Liv and Maddie on Disney Channel's new show Liv & Maddie. But despite her happy-go-lucky attitude, you'll be surprised to learn that Dove has been through some pretty rough times.
"I was bullied throughout my entire school experience, starting at about 5th grade to the end of high school," Dove tells M. "I used to be insecure about my crooked teeth and my pale skin."
Despite all the pressures of school and fitting in, Dove stayed focused on her dreams of being successful in entertainment.
"I became very passionate about [becoming an actress and singer]. I fully immersed myself in it," she says. "My dad was huge on music. He would play piano and I would sing."
Sadly, Dove's biggest supporter, her father, tragically passed away when she was just 15 years old. Dove struggled to cope, but knew her father would want her to not only continue to go after her goals, but to learn to accept herself, flaws and all.
"Now I look at my pale skin and my crooked teeth and I think both of those things definitely make me me," Dove explains. "Disney Channel is the stuff that dreams are made of and it's turning out to be so much more than I ever could have dreamed."
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