She”s had her fair share of emotional and physical issues since entering rehab in 2010, and now Demi Lovato opens up about her past struggles in the August 2013 issue of Fashion magazine.
The “Skyscraper” songstress rocked designer duds from Ziena Esmail and Just Cavalli for the Chris Nicholls-shot spread and reveals how Los Angeles saved her, while revealing what she learned from bullies.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Lovato”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fashion!
On making changes since moving to Hollywood:
L.A. has opened my eyes. I learned that ignorance stood in the way of my insight. I wasnt 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 her experience on X-Factor:
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 dont make the right decisions right now or if they dont 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 how bullying affected her:
I could remember word for word what my bullies said to me. Last night I had nightmares about itjust degrading things that hurt me and affected self-esteem. It affected the way I look at girls my age. I used to fear them.