Demi Lovato: A Role Model For Young Girls?

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"There was nobody there for me to look at and say this is unhealthy. I want to be that for a 13-year old girl deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down." - Demi Lovato

Her "emotional and physical issues" are well-documented, but rather than hide from them, the Disney starlet wants to be a role model because of them.

Say what now?

Demi Lovato on Ellen

Demi Lovato, 19, who used to cut herself and who has battled eating disorders, taped an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Tuesday.

She says she wants to be "outspoken" and freely talk about her "issues" because when she grew up, she "was dealing with the pressures to be thin."

"It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine, and that's what I was looking up to," she says.

"That's what I had to idolize. I don't want that for young girls."

While she calls her old life a "mess," right now, it is what it is.

In fact, at this point, she's actually grateful for her "meltdown."

"So many things were going great in my life, and then all of a sudden my personal life just went down at crazy speeds," the "Skyscraper" singer says.

"I had a negative breakdown and it changed my life forever."

"But if I hadn’t gone into treatment," she continues, "I don't know if, one, I'd even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I'd even be alive today."

We're so grateful that she is, and hope that young people can take what she says very seriously. It's good that she's up front about her past, don't you think?

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hey everyone!!! I LOVE YOU DEMI LOVATO i think she is one of the best singers, and actress OF ALL TIME!!!
I AM LOVATIC AND I PROUD! :) :) IM 11 AND IM ALSO PROUD LOOOL!
so if you like demi lovato like meh then replay this message please :)
and i really appreciat that you gyes are reading this

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Demi Lovato is my hero she self helps people inculding me I LOVE DEMI<3

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i love demi shes brillient

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Demi Lovato is a good role model! Fullstop!

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are you trying annhyitg to stay away 4M rehab?really? how the hell r u gonna stay away froM wat people gonna say to hurt you or what people do you Made you look bad so that they could depress you? duMb question!!!! and Megan, i love you, but your faMily aint gonna help u stay away froM rehab. trust Me on that.

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You are AMAZING LOVATICS!! YOU ARE AMAZING DEMI LOVATO

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Demi lovato is an incredible role model. thanks to her i am stronger than before. She help teenage girl to believe in themselves and thats one of the reason why i love her. I dont care what people can think about her, i don't care about haterz. haters are only stupid and jealous. People cant judge her in a bad way even if she cut herself. she's human, she make mistakes and im so thankful that everything is fine now for her. ill thx god everiday i love her, every lovatics love her. im so proud to be one of them. love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

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I Will Be Honest I Never Really Cared For Demi, But Now She Has Become Such An Inspiration To me! She has fought through so much & She is so strong. I want to be like her with my own little twist ! Demi Lovato I 10000000% love you! (:

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i hate her

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sorry demi im actually 9 years younger than you

Demi Lovato Biography

Lovato Many think Demi Lovato is being groomed to be the next huge Disney star. She appeared in the movie Camp Rock, alongside those gorgeous... More »
Born
Birthplace
Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Demetria Devonne Lovato

Demi Lovato Quotes

I hope to do a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. [She] has been my idol growing.

Demi Lovato

I'm very uncoordinated. I'm surprised I don't fall onstage more.

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