Grace VanderWaal new video of ‘AGT’ fame alarms fans with risqué look on TikTok

Grace VanderWaal new video of ‘AGT’ fame alarms fans with risqué look on TikTok


Singer Grace VanderWaal is showing off a very dramatic new look on social media — and while many of her fans are praising the makeover, others have expressed 'concern' over the major change. 

Grace, 16, rose to fame in 2016 when she was just 12 years old, so it's not surprising that many still think of her as the sweet tween who wowed judges on America's Got Talent.

Well, they’ve gotta grow up sometime.

Grace VanderWaal, who made a name for herself on “America’s Got Talent” in 2016, has some fans alarmed with a new look she debuted on TikTok.


In recent clips, VanderWaal sports close-cropped pinkish hair and wears an oversized jacket over a revealing bustier. She lip-syncs to a portion of K. Flay’s “This Baby Don’t Cry,” containing the lines “I used to think about the way that I dressed / Like was I pretty enough? / I used to want to say an early goodbye / But I’m a disco queen, I just keep staying alive.”

But ahead of her 17th birthday in January, the teenager is changing up her look, and has shared several new TikTok videos sporting a buzzed head, dramatic makeup, and grown-up outfits.

Grace's last public appearance was at the March premiere of Stargirl on Disney+, where she wore a frilly white dress and her blonde hair pulled back.

But in May, she opted for a change, dying her hair a happy shade of pink.

Her evolution has continued, and earlier this month, she shared an Instagram video of her friend buzzing off most of her hair.

But it was her recently-created TikTok page that made the greater public aware of her new look. 

Grace has shared several videos of herself showing off her barely-there hair, which she appears to have dyed pink.

In one, posted yesterday, she pairs it with bold eye makeup, bright lipstick, and a very skimpy bustier top. 

In another TikTok from earlier this week, VanderWaal wrote “When I meet someone and the first thing they do is tell me about their ’embarrassing’ childhood fixation with me” and lip-syncs the opening line of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me:” “I didn’t ask.”

VanderWaal, who turns 17 in January, appeared on “Good Morning America” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier this year with a less, shall we say, extreme appearance.

The videos have left some fans expressing worry for the star. 

Comments on her new look, meanwhile, ranged from “she’s officially lost it” to “Is she ok?” with at least one person making a comparison to 2016-era Miley Cyrus.

Much of the handwringing is no doubt due to the fact that the Suffern native’s big TV moment occurred when she was just 12 … 

'I feel like I should be concerned,' wrote one. 

'So she really cut her hair and changed herself completely,' commented another, referencing lyrics from her 2016 song I Don't Know My Name

'Sis is 2016 Miley Cyrus phase,' said a third.

'She's officially lost it,' wrote another, while one more asked: 'Is she ok?'

Over on Twitter, a fan brought the videos even more attention by writing: 'TODAY IN “WHO COULD’VE SEEN THAT COMING?”: Grace Vanderwaal goes viral on TikTok as many people express their surprise by her new look. The former America’s Got Talent contestant also shared pictures on her Instagram.' 

The post has one commenter calling for an 'intervention,' and another writing: 'Crazy to watch her going mental and starting her path to self destruction already.'

… and garnered her celebrity co-signs from musicians like her hero Jason Mraz, Katy Perry and Stevie Nicks. She signed with Columbia after the show and has released two EPs and a full-length. This year, she added another hyphenate to her name by appearing as the title character in the Disney+ film “Stargirl,” based on the 2000 novel of the same name.

But other commenters have rushed to her defense, calling the negative comments an overreaction to a teenager discovering herself. 

'She’s just trying to find her way,' wrote one.

'I think it’s just her finding more about who she is, it shouldn’t be concerning,' tweeted another.  

And another: 'Oh comon, seriously she's just been a normal teenager. Just because she's famous does not exempt her from the normal stages of growing up. Good for her for staying true to herself.'

Several have admitted they are fans of her new 'do.

'Ngl she pulls off this new look,' wrote one.

'She is gorgeous!!! I love her look. Did you all think she would be 12 forever?' tweeted another.

“I’m thinking about being an art therapist when I grow up,” VanderWaal told the Post in 2017. “Mental health is such an interesting thing, and it’s something I’ve wanted to [explore] for a while. The singing? I’m just going to see where it goes!”