Demi Lovato is done with hiding her flaws.
The singer took to Instagram last Thursday (06Apr18) to share videos of her cellulite, stretch marks and “extra fat”, and encouraged followers to join her and embrace their real selves.
Demi has now explained why she decided to bare all on her social media account.
“I was on Instagram and I started comparing myself to these Instagram models and I just thought to myself, someone needs to show my fans and anybody that’s looking at my account that what you see isn’t always what’s real,” she told E! News. “And so, I decided to embrace my flaws and—I don’t even like to call them flaws, it’s just a part of who I am — and show the world that I’m imperfect, but that’s what makes me beautiful.”
The 25-year-old, who has previously battled addiction, bulimia, and self-harm, has always been open about her past struggles with body image and self-esteem.
She’s managed to find a way to get past her insecure thoughts though, and has shared her philosophy with anyone else currently struggling.
“What I would say to somebody who’s struggling right now, is try to find the gratitude,” the popstar affirmed. “It’s so important that you try to find gratitude in your life and focus on the positive things and when you’re able to do that, or you’re able to help others, you’re able to get outside of yourself and you’re able to look at your life from a different perspective. Sometimes it’s really challenging and it’s really difficult, but it’s something that helps me every day, and so far it’s worked.”
The Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker has also put all fad diets behind her.
“I think that dieting is something that we’ve been forced to kind of do because of the diet culture… we’re praised if we don’t eat fried chicken and we eat a salad,” she lamented. “It’s like, sometimes that’s what you want and it’s OK to treat yourself every once in a while.”