Demi Lovato on Sexy Attire: I'm Confident! Deal with It!

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There was a time when Demi Lovato would never dare to expose any skin to the public.

Demi Lovato Allure Cover

As the young singer has documented numerous times, she formerly struggled with self-confidence, battling an eating disorder and a drug habit that landed her in rehab back in 2010.

So now that Lovato has come a very long way in her personal life?

Now that she's feeling good about her body and even baring most of it in the pages of Vanity Fair?

Well, she has a message for critics who aren't happy about this change in her image: SUCK IT!

Okay, we may be paraphrasing a bit there.

"What's wrong with being confident enough to wear this?" Demi asks in the latest issue of Allure, adding of her old self versus her new self:

"I've never felt as confident in my skin as I do today. A year ago, on tour, almost every inch of my body was covered by clothing, and it was because I was hiding behind so many layers."

The new Lovato poses topless on an inflated banana and doesn't see a need to apologize for this.

Once I started feeling better about myself, I felt better about showing more skin," she tells Alure.

"I have insecurities about my arms, so to wear a tank top on stage is extremely liberating for me, and uncomfortable sometimes.

"It's also a statement, like, ‘Hey, watch out. You're no longer getting the insecure Demi that you've been getting for the past couple of years. I mean business now."

Good! Good for Demi, right?

Also good for Demi? Her relationship with Wilmer Valderrama.

The stars have been an item for over six years now and they are anything but shy when it comes to expressing their feelings in public.

"I don't want to alienate my love life from the public, because it's such a huge part of who I am," the artist explains.

"It's a balancing act. I can't always let people in as much as they feel like they deserve to be let in."

Whatever. You just keep doing you, Demi. We applaud you for it.

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Demetria Devonne Lovato

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