AceShowbiz - Dove Cameron feels like someone new after dyeing her hair brunette. When speaking to E! News at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards "Boyfriend" hitmaker called her hair transformation a "total identity shift."
"I genuinely felt like dyeing my hair was a total identity shift for me," the 26-year-old shared at the Sunday, August 28. "I have so much genuine, emotional pain attached to being a blonde."
"When I dyed my hair, it was a reclamation of deciding who I was versus who I felt I always had to be," she continued. "I feel like I have more fun now, and I feel more in touch with myself... "It's wild how something as small as a hair color can do that for us."
Dove took home the Best New Artist award at this year's MTV VMAs. During her acceptance speech, she gushed, "Wow. Thank you so much. I'm so floored, I'm so moved... This is so wild to be up here with so many artists that I worship...This year has been so wild, and I have no explanation for it except that I have you guys to thank."
"I want to dedicate this to all of the queer kids out there who don't feel that they can take up space and inhabit the fullness of who they are," she further elaborated.
Dove also spoke about her 2021 hit single "Boyfriend", in which she references her sexuality, after she came out as queer. Speaking about the reaction to the record, Dove said, "Thank you for getting an overtly queer song onto mainstream radio. Thank you for supporting me as the person and the artist I am and I hope that in that way you've also given that same privilege to yourself."
Meanwhile, the music star previously discussed her sexuality on an Instagram Live, after she was accused of so-called queerbaiting in some of her music. Dove recalled in an interview, "I went on Instagram Live and said 'Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven't said it, but I'm super queer. This is something I want to represent through my music because it's who I am.' "