Proving once again that it doesn’t always matter how successful you may be perceived to be, singer and actress Dove Cameron has opened up about feeling like an imposter — even while her career was skyrocketing.
In a new interview with the LA Times, Cameron spoke about her experience trying to find her identity while being a Disney star (Cameron rose to fame as a teenager, starring in the Disney Channel comedy series Liv and Maddie and in the Descendants film series).
“I never had that moment where I was like, ‘I am a Disney girl.’” Cameron said. “I never looked at Miley or Demi or Selena or Zendaya or Bella or anybody — Hilary Duff or anybody that came before me — I never looked at them and thought, you and me — same.”
As Cameron explained in the interview, these feelings of not quite fitting in with other Disney stars felt like something many of us feel: imposter syndrome. “I was always the strange outlier who doesn’t belong and who will never fit in. I had huge imposter syndrome. I felt like I was wearing a rubber mask or something,” she said.
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Now at age 26, Cameron’s career has shifted from Disney star to pop star: her 2022 song “Boyfriend” earned Cameron her first top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart earlier this month.