Demi is gracing the August 2013 Issue of Fashion Magazine.
Fresh from causing major palpitations with her platinum-selling single “Heart Attack,” and smashing records with her fourth studio album—Demi Lovato graces the August cover of FASHION magazine. Photographed in sunny Los Angeles at Milk Studios, Lovato spoke to features editor Elio Iannacci on the highs and lows of her career as well as her views on songwriting, relationships and her return as a judge on X-Factorthis fall. Here is a sneek peek of our cover story, which hits newsstands on July 8, 2013:
On dealing with double standards:
“Guys can be scandalous and not get any crap for it. In my song [“Something We’re Not”], I’m saying, ‘girls, have your fun—don’t let anyone let you feel bad about your actions. Ever.’
How moving to L.A. helped her transform:
“L.A. has opened my eyes. I learned that ignorance stood in the way of my insight. I wasn’t really being honest with the way I used to live. I was pretending to be a role model during the day and turning into a wild child at night.”
On how her childhood bullies still affect her:
“I could remember word for word what my bullies said to me. Last night I had nightmares about it…just degrading things that hurt me and affected self-esteem. It affected the way I look at girls my age. I used to fear them.”
On how X-Factor is keeping her on her toes:
“The show made me a tougher critic and better empathizer. I understand artists a lot more now. I get scared for them because we if they don’t make the right decisions right now or if they don’t have the right people around them, they could put their careers in danger. What they never show [on X-Factor] is me backstage crying with certain contestants. I had to walk off a couple of times too because it gets too emotional for me. They never showed that.”
On her unique songwriting process:
“I wrote a song called “I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me” when I was reading a book on borderline personality disorder with the same title— it’s by Hal Strauss. It resonated with relationships I’ve been in and a few of the relationships that I see.”
To read our cover story, pick up the FASHION Magazine August 2013 issue starring Demi Lovato, available on newsstands July 8, 2013.
E! Online Article: Demi Lovato Still Has “Nightmares” About the Childhood Bullying She Endured
Demi Lovato is keeping it colorful for the latest issue of Fashion.
Of course, things weren’t always so bright and cheery for the 20-year-old singer, who admits the bullying she suffered as a child still affects her.
“I could remember word for word what my bullies said to me,” Demi tells the magazine. “Last night I had nightmares about it…just degrading things that hurt me and affected my self-esteem. It affected the way I look at girls my age. I used to fear them.”
Meanwhile, the X Factor judge announced on Thursday that she has partnered with CAST Recovery to create the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program in honor of her father, Patrick Lovato, who passed away last week, in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues. Since Demi herself has battled these issues throughout her life, she certainly understands what’s at stake.
The scholarship will cover expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including costs for one of CAST Recovery’s transitional living homes, as well as the clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient program.
As for how she’s dealing with the the death of her 53-year-old dad, Demi told Good Morning America on Thursday she’s “handling it OK.”
“My father and I didn’t have the most ideal relationship, but at the end of the day he’s still my dad,” she said. “It’s difficult. I grew up with him and he’s a wonderful person, but I’m handling it OK.”
Demi added, “My father dealt with mental illnesses and he wasn’t able to function in society and that happens to a lot of people.”
On Monday, Demi took to Twitter to express her appreciation for all the kind words she has received in the wake of her father’s passing.
“I feel so humbled to have had so much support from my fans, friends, family and complete strangers..” she tweeted. “God bless you all, thank you so much.”
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