Dove Cameron is the stage name of Chloe Celeste Hosterman. She spent her childhood in Washington state and began acting in community theatre when she was 8 years old. At 14, she moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2012, Cameron was selected to play the dual lead roles in Disney’s Liv and Maddie for which she earned a Daytime Emmy. Her song ‘Better In Stereo’ hit #1 on Billboard’s Kid Digital songs in 2014. She also starred in the tv movie Descendants. It had over 6 million views and 2 more hit songs. She has released more songs and appeared in other movies including Marvel Rising and tv series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cameron has a line of sunglasses with Privé Revaux. She has millions of followers on social media. She was briefly engaged to her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan. Cameron is 5 feet 2 inches tall tall and weighs about 115 lbs.
Dove Cameron’s Diet
Cameron has publicly admitted to suffering from anorexia. For a long time, she believed being as thin as possible was the goal and she strove to meet it. Her wake-up call came when anorexic peers were giving diet advice to young girls. Cameron now eats healthy foods like oatmeal, chicken, fish, and plenty of veggies. She isn’t big on red meat or sugar, but she won’t say no to a good brownie (particularly one dipped in ranch dressing). She makes sure to drink plenty of water, especially when she’s working out.
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 35% 35%
- Medium-High Carb 50% 50%
Health Is #1
For a long time, Cameron struggled with body image, sometimes not eating for days at a time. But she sought help and now prioritizes healthy eating over the numbers on the scale, or the negative comments on social media.
Cameron eats wholesome, natural foods. Some of Cameron’s breakfast faves are avocado toast with a poached egg and flax seed oatmeal. Lunch and dinner are often something like a salad with salmon.
Cameron has been dating her Descendants co-star Thomas Doherty for the past few years and says he’s an amazing chef and loves the English dishes he whips up. As for Cameron herself, she’s not much of a cook but she does love to bake.
A gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free lemon bar is Cameron’s speciality. But she doesn’t tell people they’re healthy until after they’ve eaten them.
Protein at Night
Cameron often has a spoonful of peanut butter before bed. Eating protein shortly before sleep can help aid overnight recovery from intense exercise.
Don’t Judge Her Cheat
Cameron says her favorite cheat is a brownie with ranch dressing. She discovered the combo after accidentally dropping the sweet treat into her lunchbox.
What to Eat
Everything in moderation
What to Avoid
Cameron on Her Eating Disorder
‘I’ve never said this before, but I had such a bad case of anorexia. I was so badly down that hole.’
Cameron on Body Image
‘I genuinely thought I needed to be as tiny as possible to be loved.’
Cameron on Red Meat
‘I just got to the point where if I eat red meat, my mood and energy plummet. I’ve just reached a weird moral point with it.’
Cameron on Healthy Treats
‘I’m a terrible person. I like to trick people into eating something and then later tell them it’s healthy.’
Cameron on Brownies & Ranch Dressing
‘Don’t judge me! That sounds like the worst, most disgusting thing in the world, but it’s unbelievable. It’s unmatched.’
Cameron on Her Cooking Skills
‘I can’t cook to save my life. I’ll struggle to make…like, cereal.’
Cameron on English Cuisine
‘I really like British food. It’s wholesome.’
Cameron on Carbs
‘I don’t like sugar very much, but I like savory things.’
Dove Cameron’s Fitness Routine
Mix It Up
Every week, Cameron does cardio and strength training, and takes several classes including barre, Pilates and spinning.
For Descendants 3, Cameron developed a new routine that includes the stair machine, stationary bike and elliptical, along with bodyweight exercises.
Use Your Body(weight)
Strength training is key, and Cameron sticks to bodyweight exercises to maintain and tone her muscles.
A Dove Cameron Descendants 3 Routine
Stair Master: 20 min
Cycle: 20 min/level 8
Elliptical: 10 min
Bodyweight work: 10 min
Cameron on Fitness
‘I’m a fitness and health junkie.’
Cameron on Being a Role Model
‘I became a good role model the day that I didn’t try to be a role model for young girls…But the day that I gained so much independence was when I wanted to be a role model for myself.’
Cameron on Laziness
‘Laziness is my biggest pet peeve of all time. Get up, make a plan, do the work and love yourself, people!’
Dove Cameron’s Supplements
Cameron takes vitamin E internally and applies it externally as well for glowing skin. Vitamin E moisturizes, speeds wound healing, can help with autoimmune skin issues like psoriasis and eczema and may even help prevent skin cancer.
Cameron supplements with fish oil. Fish oil is chock-full of omega-3s which fight inflammation throughout the body, and also boosts brain and heart health.
Another supplement Cameron takes is turmeric. The bright yellow spice contains antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and also improve brain and heart function.
Cameron will often have flax seed with her morning oatmeal. Flax seeds are high in fiber, can improve cholesterol, are high in omega-3s and can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
Chia seeds are another thing Cameron typically sprinkles on her morning oatmeal. Besides being high in fiber and rich in omega-3s, chia seeds contain complete protein. They also contain a lot of phosphorus and magnesium.
Dove Cameron’s Lifestyle
She Never Learns
Cameron says she always forgets that skipping out on sleep and not removing her makeup has disastrous consequences. After 2 weeks of it, she gets a facial and moisturizes like crazy.
Cameron spent most summers of her childhood in India because her parents co-owned a jewelry company based there.
Cameron writes in her diary every day, and begins every entry with ‘Dear Diary.’
Cameron’s father passed away when she was 15. She legally changed her name from ‘Chloe’ to ‘Dove’ because it was his nickname for her.
Stick With What You Know
Cameron has had the same hairdresser since she was 14. She is not naturally bright blonde, and gets her roots done ever 3-4 weeks. She uses a deep conditioner and tries not to use heat on her hair. She sometimes considers trading the platinum for baby pink.
Don’t Try This at Home
Cameron admits to going through a phase where she used Sharpie permanent marker as eyeliner. She would also streak her hair with lipstick.
Cameron on her Upbringing
‘I was from a tiny island which I always say is one cornfield away from a horror film. It was, like, isolated and everybody knew everybody.’
Cameron on using Sharpie as Eyeliner
‘I used to dress up as Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean when I would go to school. I would draw on a mustache, the pirate tattoo and I would put Sharpie around my eyes. I don’t know how I really survived that era of my life.’
Cameron on Dying her Hair Pink
‘I tried it first at Coachella, where all the good hair ideas happen — sarcasm, heavy sarcasm.’
Cameron on Herself
‘I would call myself incredibly anxious and I have dealt with depression.’
Cameron on Pretending to be Perfect
‘How boring is that? I don’t want to live under that pressure. I don’t want to be dishonest.’
Cameron on Being Judgmental
‘Choose love over judgement and watch your life improve immediately.’