Demi Lovato Hopes to Make a Difference

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Demi Lovato has a new album out and, of course, she wants it to do well.

But the 18-year old tells The Associated Press that she has much loftier goals these days: she wants to be a role model to young girls everywhere. Referring to her struggles with eating, body images and bipolar disorder, Lovato says:

"To me, it's more rewarding for me to speak about these issues and know that I'm possibly making a difference in someone's life. I feel like I'm held more accountable to stay healthy now because now I'm a role model to young girls to not have eating issues and to not say, 'Hey, it's OK to starve yourself' or 'It's OK to throw up after your meals.' That's not OK."

Demi is still in therapy for her own problems and says recovery is a "daily battle."

"I have a very strong treatment team. I have people around me that at the sign of anything, they say something and they speak up and they are no longer afraid to say, 'Hey, maybe you shouldn't be doing this' because they're afraid of losing their job."

Lovato actually stopped mid-song during a recent concert and thanked fans for their support.

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this is a cool website and i hope demi does well

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As someone who has suffered from an eating disorder since I was 15 (I am 39), I am so proud of this young lady and I wish her nothing but the best. It is a very tough disease to fight, and I hope she continues to come out on top. God bless you, Demi.

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Love Demi her new cd is awesome

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@ Jessica

i know right

Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
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Demetria Devonne Lovato

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