Demi Lovato made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (which will air on Tuesday, 9/20), where she talked about how she wants to be a “role model” for young gURLs. With everything she’s gone through and had to deal with, um, we’re pretty sure she defintiely is a role model.
Demi brought up her battle with eating disorders, saying, “I want to be that for a 13-year-old gURL at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old gURL deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.”
She admits that before she got treatment, her life was a “mess”: “So many things were going great in my life, and then all of a sudden my personal life just went down at crazy speeds. I had a negative breakdown and it changed my life forever. But if I hadn’t gone into treatment, I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I’d be alive today.”
One thing we love about Demi? Her total honesty about all of her issues, no matter how bad they were. She says she wants to be able to be that outspoken because, “It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny gURLs were on the cover of every magazine, and that’s what I was looking up to. That’s what I had to idolize. I don’t want that for young gURLs to idolize.”
WDYT, gURLs? Do you see Demi as a role model? Is she the kind of gURL you want to look up to? Or are you not a fan of her? Discuss below!