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Dove Cameron: Body shaming is bullying

Dove Cameron hopes her music will promote body confidence.

The 19-year-old Disney star wouldn't look out of place as prom queen, but is far from a mean girl. On her TV show Liv and Maddie she addressed body confidence issues by teaming up with Christina Grimmie, MissRemiAshten and Baby Kaely for catchy track What A Girl Is. The lyrics will no doubt have proved inspirational to countless teens and Dove hopes she can make a real difference.

"One of the lyrics is: 'Who cares about the dress size, it's all about what's inside,' and I think that's great," she smiled to GL magazine.

"Underweight or overweight, body shaming is bullying. When you say don't bully, you simultaneously say don't make fun of someone for their size, skin, background, everything."

Her amazing attitude has seen her go far and she joins a whole host of Hollywood's strongest women in action flick Barely Lethal. Jaime King, Hailee Steinfeld and Jessica Alba were just some of the names involved.

When she's not busy fighting bullying or starring in hit flicks, Dove is posing on the red carpet. But despite her glam look, she insists her regime is low maintenance.

"Flats, for sure!" she answered when asked if she'd choose heels over pumps.

"Even though I’m super short, I still haven’t learned how to walk in heels. I’m 5’2 and it would be super beneficial if I knew how to walk in heels, but I always fall flat on my face. Oops!"

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