ABC/Randy HolmesAfter her own struggles with self-image, Demi Lovato wants her fans to know that looks aren’t everything. The 22-year-old singer spoke to E! News about unrealistic beauty standards while promoting her Tampax Always Radiant campaign in Los Angeles this week.
"Your body is going to change, your looks are going to change, you're going to have great hair and makeup days, you're going to have bad hair and makeup days -- it doesn't define who you are,” she explained. “At the end of the day, who you are is who people really see.”
Last week, Demi shared an Instagram photo of herself in a bikini, to show her fans that she doesn’t have a “thigh gap” and she’s ok with that. "For some reason this whole thigh gap thing has kind of swept over what people think is beautiful," Demi told E!. "And if you have that naturally then that's totally fine, you're still beautiful. But my body doesn't naturally have that. I wanted to show my fans out there who don't naturally have that it's okay. You don't have to have what you see in the magazines if that's not what your body naturally has."
Demi strives to be a role model to young girls, but she also looks to role models of her own for inspiration. "Some of the women that really inspire me, I would say I've become really close with Jennifer Lopez," she said. "She's such a strong, confident woman that she's really helped me with learning that stuff and she's just such an inspirational person and so empowering and if there's anybody that's super radiant and confident, it's her."
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