But did you know that her trademark leopard spots we saw through Judges' Homes comes from a deeper place than just wanting to look cool and act catty?
CeCe explains, "A couple of years ago I was in this relationship that was not healthy. It was in fact very toxic. And I had this idea and I started doing the paint and I realized whenever I was painting it on myself, I felt different. It was an empowering thing."
The spots were a big part of her "CeCe thunder" attitude, but this is one leopard that did change her spots. After Demi's little talk at Judges' Homes, CeCe said, "Through this whole competition I've tried my hardest not to let anybody see me sweat. I'm tired of holding it together. I don't think you're gonna see these tomorrow." On the shows to follow, her spots were gone. But will they be back? Hmmm. We're open to it, are you?
While we don't know if she's written the spots off for good, we do know that just because she's opened up a bit and showed us her sensitive side doesn't mean she's lost her edge. "I'm not easing up. I'm still gonna bring it, that's for sure," she says.
We've seen CeCe bring it at Auditions with Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," at Boot Camp with Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," at Judges' Homes with her new toned tone vibe on LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It," and have to prove herself at Live Shows with Patti Smith's "Because the Night." Her last performance landed her in Demi Lovato's bottom two for the Young Adults and singing for survival. She survived and moved onto the Top 12.
And, about that biting comment that Demi made to her at her swanky Downtown L.A. pad? "It was like taking a bullet. It just, oh, got me, you know?" she admits. Yes, we know.
Check out CeCe Frey's Meet the Finalists interview here.