Demi Lovato posed nude and makeup-free for Vanity Fair recently.
Rather than a sexually charged publicity stunt, Lovato did it as a statement of personal confidence and self-esteem, something she has long been an advocate for. Lovato herself has struggled with eating disorders in the past.
“I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching,” she said in a Vanity Fair video interview. “I would have never thought that I would have ever got to a place in my life where I would feel comfortable doing that. It’s empowering me and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues and you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin.”
Lovato has a new album being released October 16 called Confident.