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If you think back, can you remember the exact actor or actress that made you fall in love with your favorite show? It may have been very recently, or it could have been someone you were introduced to when you were a literal toddler and have been following ever since. Well, Bizaardvark actress DeVore Ledridge actually recalls the exact celebrity who inspired her to take up acting in the first place, and it's another member of the Disney Channel family: Dove Cameron!
The 15-year-old actress shared a cute selfie she snapped with Dove at this past weekend's Radio Disney Music Awards, and revealed on her social media that we have Dove to thank for her budding Disney career.
"Always happy when I see my girl @dovecameron (This love right here is the reason why I started acting, and was the first person I texted when I booked #Bizaardvark) 🌹🌹🌹 #DisneyChannel #RDMAs," DeVore posted on Instagram along with the girls' selfie together.
It's so sweet that DeVore got the chance to reunite with her inspiration – and even cooler that a Disney veteran like Dove is already inspiring the next generation of actors on the network. After all, her inspiring work being part of so many beloved projects like she has – like Cloud 9, Liv and Maddie, and the Descendants movies over the years – has likely influenced all of the up-and-coming actors on the channel and beyond.
Update: May 3, 2017
DeVore's mom commented on our Facebook page to share more information on how the girls first met, explaining that her daughter first saw Dove at a Liv and Maddie taping.
"The first time DeVore met Dove Cameron was at a taping of Liv & Maddie. DeVore talked to her, got her autograph and took a picture with her and as we walked away and rounded the corner DeVore was so overcome with emotion she dropped to her knees and laid face down on the concrete and cried," she wrote. "She, like so many young girls, had anticipated that moment when they would meet the one person that had inspired them to follow their dream. It was an emotional moment for mom too! So appreciative of Dove Cameron for being such a class act and wonderful role model and to Disney Channel for DeVore's role on #Bizaardvark . Wishing encouragement to everyone working hard to follow his or her dreams!"