"Bridgit Mendler knows for a fact that blondes have more fun. The singer-actress says so herself in her catchy, tongue-in-cheek track “Blonde.” With a beloved TV show and successful debut album under her belt, the rising star with long, flaxen locks has yet to prove the maxim wrong. Her dimples don’t hurt, either.
“I just had the desire to write a song about being blonde!” Mendler says. “But no one should feel ruled by their stereotype. Everyone should have the freedom to be who they are.” And Mendler, who is just shy of her 21st birthday, has always been a performer. She was raised in Washington D.C., where she says, “There would always be a dance party after dinner.” When she was eight, her family moved to San Francisco. At 13, she got her first gig, a bit part on General Hospital. By 16, she was settled in Los Angeles. “I think if I could go back, I would embrace the high school experience more,” Mendler admits. “That’s something that you can’t get much of in the industry—the chance to spend time with peers. But at the time, I had tunnel vision.”
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