Dove Cameron ‘Didn’t Shave Until 12′

doveron-cameron-shaves-legsDove Cameron revealed to BOP! ‘The first time I shaved my legs was when I was 11 years old. I was at my friend’s house and she told me I should have been shaving my legs for yeas.

‘This is usally something girls start around 8 or 9,’ she said. ‘Oh whoa,’ I thought, ‘I have to catch up!’ I was such a tomboy so I was still running around in the woods and carving my name in the trees..

..when most girls were playing with mascara. When I shaved my legs that day, it was a little scary and I though it was going to hurt, but I got no cuts. It was a good first shaving experience, LOL!’


  • laura

    Wait, is it normal to shave your legs when you are only 8/9 years old in the US? Or is this just an exception because most girls here don’t start shaving until they are 13/14 or something. It are just baby hairs before that…

    • anon

      i dont think its normal. i don’t know any girl to start shaving when they were still in elementary school. it started in middle school, so anywhere between 11-14

      • laura

        Ok that’s good, I started to worry tbh.

  • Hollyhysteria

    I stole my sister’s razor and did it when I was 9/10…but then I cut myself and didn’t do it again until I was like 12.

  • Maggie

    Good for her.
    I don’t think you should shave until you’re 15.

    Edit: I think I’m dyslexic oh my God. I read ’12’ as ’21’ which is why I said ‘good for her’. What I get for reading the title only.. smh.

  • BangBang

    11 is quite young if you ask me.

  • Duckyhoward15

    she sounds cocky just like Perrie edwards trying to show that she is cool and above all the girly things when they look like clowns lol

  • Tash

    How I grew up, girls are only allowed to start shaving once they get their period. So it all depends on that. Here we start high school at 13 & in 8th grade. So I’d probably not follow what my parents did & go according to when my kid starts high school & allow them then.


    I didn’t shave until the end of 7th grade when I was about 12 I think. It was so embarrassing because we had to wear gym shorts in gym class every day and I had dark visible leg hair. I remember girls asking why I didn’t just shave and even guy friends commenting on my “hairy legs.” But my mom wouldn’t let me until I finally begged her and told her that I was one of the very few girls who didn’t shave. Looking back, that is so sad to me that from such an early age we have certain standards of beauty for girls. As if girls aren’t human fucking beings who are born with hair.

    • HolyGround

      Same. I used to get made fun of so much for having leg hair and gym class was a nightmare. That last part is so true, I seriously don’t why its so unacceptable for girls to have hair on their bodies. Probably because even now guys like that Nash Grier dude promote being completely hairless and smooth.

      • threelittlebirds

        This! I seriously want to know who decided that girls need to shave their legs, pits, and vag, while men don’t. The women in France don’t shave, so why should the rest of the world?

        • laura

          Women in France do shave tho… That’s just some weird ass myth people made up for some reason haha

          • threelittlebirds

            oh haha.

        • HolyGround

          So true. I honestly don’t mind shaving my legs now, but when I was younger it sucked being made fun of for something I couldn’t help since my mom wouldn’t let me shave until I was about 12-13. A guy once laughed at me in middle school for having hairy arms and I remember kicking him really hard for it. If any guy tells a girl she should shave then he’s a major dick.

      • laura

        Nash Grier creeps me out tbh. But to answer your question, apparently women started shaving around the time that Cleopatra lived. Could be even sooner but I’m not too sure :s

        • HolyGround

          He creeps me out too lol. He and the rest of those vine guys are so annoying. Haha I just hate how people think its weird for girls have hair on their bodies like yes I have hair on my arms and no I am not going to wax or shave them

          • laura

            His eyes are so scary ugh I hate the guy!
            Omg tell me about it! The worst thing is when girls say you should shave like wtf?
            If I roll up the bottoms of my jeans, I only shave the part of my legs that is showing haha

          • HolyGround

            His eyes are not attractive at all lol. The video of him and his friends talking about what they like in a girl made me so mad. He has the power to make girls feel good about themselves but he instead he talks about what girls should do to impress guys. Asshole.
            I hate it when girls say others should shave, just let them do what they want ugh. Its their body, not yours. Haha I’ll only shave the part of my leg that is showing too like down near my ankles

          • laura

            That was absolutely repulsive! I felt so proud that Hank Green called them out and even made a video about it afterwards, that man is such a sweetheart.
            Exactly, girls should be supporting each other for not shaving haha

          • HolyGround

            I loved everything Hank said about it, more men need to be like that haha.

          • laura

            Ugh I know! We should clone the Green brothers tbh :p

  • uest

    I didn’t start shaving until I was 11 but that was only because I ran cross country and with the shorts and sleeveless shirts, I had to. If not for that, I would’ve waited until I was older.

  • WatchOut

    As a girls you have to worry about your leg hair at 8 and as a guy you can run around like a bear and people think you are hot. that’s not right.

  • threelittlebirds

    seems like a pretty standard age. i don’t see the big deal. it’s not like girls are shaving at 5 years old.

  • lala

    Who the F is dove cameron?~

  • cinnamon

    i didn’t until i was 13