Disney starlet Demi Lovato has really come a long way since quitting the Jonas Brothers tour last year and checking herself into rehab.
Now, she says that she wants to be a role model. In a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which is set to air on Tuesday, Demi said, “There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy.”
She went on to say, “I want to be that for a 13-year old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.”
She also discussed finishing treatment, saying, “It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls 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 girls to idolize.”
She went on to say, “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.”
She added, “But if I hadn’t gone into treatment. I know know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, or two, if I’d be alive today.”
Kudos to Demi Lovato for changing her life around!
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