Demi Lovato

by Julia Ringler

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Performer, Demi Lovato, has overcome many challenges to be where she is today. Throughout her life and musical journey, Demi has worked her way up to be one of the most inspiring people of this society.

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Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At age seven, Demi became depressed. She kept it to herself for a long time, which led to her developing eating disorders. She wasn't very religious as a child but is a Christian.

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Growing up with musical parents, Demi was lead to become a musician herself. In her kindergarten talent show, she sang, 'My Heart Will Go On,' by Celine Dion. She started acting on Disney Channel in 2007. She was in 'Camp Rock' and 'Sonny With a Chance'.

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At the same time it seemed that Demi seemed to be happy as she debuted her television career, she fell more into her depression. She started cutting herself at age eleven. She was performing on an empty stomach, and she was loosing her voice from purging. Demi also was bipolar, which is something she discovered in treatment later on. Demi experimented with drugs and became addicted as well. When a photo was posted with cuts shown on her wrist, Demi knew that she had to do something about her illnesses.

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Demi stopped her acting career in Sonny With a Chance to go into treatment. She recovered well for a year, so she started to go back into music when she was well again. To stay positive constantly, Demi tattooed, "Stay Strong," to her wrists.

Demi Lovato on Being a Role Model, Staying Strong in Recovery - Interview 2015

Demi now speaks out about bullying, depression, eating disorders, and so much more. She inspires many with her wisdom and positive attitude.

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She helps many to feel happy in their own skin, whether if they're wearing makeup or not, and whether they're thin or curvy. Demi Lovato is a great role model and is very inspiring.

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"Go ahead and believe that no one shines brighter than you. Become amazing, and be happy."

- Demi Lovato