Child prodigy Grace VanderWaal joins TikTok, debuts new look

Grace VanderWaal, best known for winning America’s Got Talent in 2016, has finally joined TikTok.

The singer-songwriter, who is just 16 years old but already has quite the career under her belt, skyrocketed to fame at 12 after performing original songs on the ukulele and bearing a striking resemblance to Taylor Swift.

Those days are gone now, though — she’s got an entirely new look.

Instead of rocking a sharp bob, VanderWaal’s hair is now shaved.

She debuted the look on her brand new TikTok account.


And then they’ll be like OMG IT WAS SO FUCKING CRINGEY and I’m just sitting there like 😀

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“When I meet someone and the first thing they do is tell me about their ’embarrassing’ childhood fascination with me,” she wrote in the video before the audio says “I didn’t ask.”

A video in which she lip-syncs “Here” by Alessia Cara already has more than 2 million likes.

Some fans were a bit shocked by the new look.

“I feel like I should be concerned,” one user wrote.

“She really cut her hair and changed herself completely,” another said, referencing her own song lyrics.

“Sis is in 2016 Miley Cyrus phase,” a third commented.

Others were excited to see the change.

“Seeing you growing [and] changing inside and out is so beautiful,” one wrote.

“This is a look oh my god,” another said.

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