YES. Demi Lovato would make an excellent role model: she’s talented, she’s genuine, and she had some issues that she’s had to work hard to overcome. So why don’t all y’all run and tell your daughter, niece, cousin, or whatever young, impressionable girl you happen to have in your life that she needs to stop for a minute and check out what Demi’s got to say.
On being a role model: “There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy. 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.”
On her childhood: “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.”
On getting treatment: “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. But if I hadn’t gone into treatment, I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I’d be alive today.”
So yeah, I’m not going to play like I jam out to Demi Lovato’s music everyday or like I’ve ever seen anything she’s ever been in, but I’m still going to go ahead and say that Demi Lovato is definitely a girl you can look up to.