Demi Lovato - Demi Lovato: I don't need the perfect body
Demi Lovato is finally comfortable in her own skin and would rather focus on her mental health than achieving her dream figure.
Demi Lovato won't sacrifice her health for a perfect body.
The 21-year-old star checked into rehab in 2010 for help with bulimia, self-harm and depression and after years of struggling with her body image, she is finally happy in her own skin.
She admitted: ''I don't have the body of a model or Barbie. My main thing about being in the spotlight with my fans is, I want to be real to them. I have my problem areas, but I'm happy in my skin right now. I'm not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.''
The 'Neon Lights' singer - who sits alongside Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio on the 'X Factor' USA judging panel - has advised her fans to always be honest about depression and not bottle their feelings up.
Demi explained: ''You've gotta be honest with people around you. And honest with yourself. When you're having a rough day, be like, 'I don't want to talk about this, but I need to get it off my chest.' If you have a secret - secrets make you sick.''
The former Disney star - who rose to fame aged six on 'Barney & Friends' - has completely overhauled her priorities to focus on spending quality time with her family and friends.
She revealed in an interview with Teen Vogue magazine: ''It may seem boring to other people, but my whole life I've lived at a really intense level - whether it's fame or this or that. I've always worked really hard. Now I've gotten to the place where I'm healthy, happy. And my family is happy and healthy.
''When I do have free time, I love just sitting here and inviting people over and watching movies, or going to the movies. It's a big night for me if I go bowling.''