Demi Lovato has literally been to hell and back, but you’d never know it by looking at her beautiful new editorial in Fabulous magazine.
In the candid and revealing interview, the Disney star not only opens up about her drug addiction, but also her insecurities and views on body image.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On her insecurities during the shoot:
"I felt uncomfortable today. Knowing I have bad angles and the photographer can take a bad shot makes me insecure. But I'm a lot better than I used to be. In my first shoot after having treatment, I went into meltdown and ran away from the studio. So I've made progress."
On accepting her flaws and positive outlook:
"I'm not saying I'm perfect, or fixed, but I am learning to love and accept myself. My outlook is more positive and I am happy."
On dealing with body issues and being bullied:
"[Bullies] called me a whore and told me I was fat and ugly. I shouldn't have listened, but I took it to heart and it hurt. I thought maybe I didn't have friends because I was too fat. I'd make myself sick up to six times a day. My mom was worried, but because I was going through puberty I was having growth spurts so she assumed that was why I was thinner."
On accepting her new body:
"After so long being thin, it was terrifying being heavier. But I am a naturally curvy Hispanic girl. I don't deprive myself - I had a Kit Kat last night, but I don't eat s*** every day. I have a meal service that brings my food to my home so I don't have to think about being healthy."
On people that bring her down and the lessons she’s learned:
"I don't think or care about them. I wouldn't change what I went through. I've learned from it and it's made me stronger."
You go GURL! We're loving the seksi curves and the positive new outlook!
Check out two more shots from Demi's spread (below)!
[Images courtesy of Fabulous.]
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