Teen queen turned X Factor beauty Demi Lovato is on her grown woman! The gorgeous singer/actress covers the August issue of Cosmopolitan, absolutely glowing from head to toe! For the cover shot, Demi shows off her super toned curves in a tangerine ensemble with a peekaboo bra and windblown blonde locks. Always the rock star, she edges up in the editorial, with a black bralette and a white jacket dipped in metallic gold sequins and beading.
Demi gets candid in the interview, and opens up about her upcoming 21st birthday, landing her first acting gig on Barney and facing her struggles head on so that she can become the woman she is today
On turning 21:
“I look at birthdays as celebrating another year of life. You’ve made it another year. An entire year. Some people don’t make it to 21.”
On facing her struggles with bulimia and cutting:
“I’m not super religious, but I grew up Christian and I believe in God. When I’m in L.A., I don’t talk about it that much because people are very judgmental, but I just feel like God gave me a voice, not just to sing with. He put me through those things, which seemed horrible at the time, but they were so worth it. With the obstacles I’ve overcome, I can help people.”
On landing her first acting gig on Barney at 7:
“At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling. Looking back, there was a connection, probably between any kid who’s ever sang that song to Barney, a little place in a child’s heart, a void, that could be filled. And maybe Barney fills it. Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was seven. With Barney, I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way… I’ve talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I’ve never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out.”
On the kind of celeb she wants to be:
“When I look at someone who’s out there partying excessively or rappers rapping about doing drugs, who people look up to, and think, Oh that’s a G; that’s a gangster… Sorry, but those rockers in the ’80s were the furthest thing from rock stars. They were so insecure and so lonely that they had to do these things to get them through the day. If you’re spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party, what are you running away from? That’s not a badass. What’s a badass is when you can sit through your problems and feel emotions when you don’t want to have them. There have been nights where I’ve had to sit on my hands, because I want to act out, because I physically can’t sit still in the pain I’m dealing with, from looking back and being bullied or other things that happened. And now, as hard as it may be, I will do that. That’s what makes me a badass.”
Check out the full interview and when the issue hits newsstands on July 9.
Check out Demi’s Cosmo looks below.