Bridgit Mendler is a very young star, just breaking into the post-Disney Channel phase of her career. After recording a few singles for made-for-TV movies, Mendler cut her own album and is currently working her way up the pop charts.?
Though she is not quite a household name, it is her popularity amongst those born after the Reagan Administration, that makes her worth mentioning. So, what does someone with such a young, fresh face look like when you pull out those rainbow extensions and scrub off that smokey eye makeup?
Younger. A lot younger. This is the total “Toddlers & Tiaras” effect: all those baby prostitutes go from 26 to 6, once you remove all their fake hair and teeth. So, as it turns out, once you take out Mendler’s fake hair and remove her makeup, she de-ages about five years. She also has, what I would dare say is sex appeal in the top photo. After seeing her without makeup, it makes me feel gross to have said or even to have thought that.
Who is this goofy High Schooler posing as Bridgit Mendler? Is she wearing so much makeup in the first photo that it is truly hard to believe that these are the same two people? Is that a messy side pony tail?! There are more questions than there are answers. Staring into these contrasting photos of Bridgit Mendler is like staring off into a great abyss: it is dizzying, confusing, and confounding.
As I was born during the time Reagan held office, perhaps I am not meant to understand the ever-changing face of Ms. Mendler or her general appeal. I can only recommend that she finds some happy medium between no makeup and the full Gaga.