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Demi Lovato Covers 'Latina' December 2011

Demi Lovato Covers 'Latina' December 2011

Demi Lovato is glowing in Mandalay on the cover of Latina magazine’s December 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (November 15).

Here’s what the 19-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On rehab: “I thought I was going to lose everything when I checked myself into treatment. I didn’t know if I would have a career at all when I came home. So it really hit me – I hadn’t been grateful. In that sense, I can honestly say I’m glad I hit rock bottom when I did. Most people don’t have those moments. I see a lot of young people in this industry who feel entitled because they haven’t hit rock bottom yet. I feel blessed when I get an opportunity now.”

On airing out her problems: “It wasn’t my idea, to be 100 percent honest. It was influenced by management, publicists and family. But they were all bringing up a good point: What teens need most is someone that they can relate to – someone they connect with on serious subjects like eating disorders, cutting, bipolar disorder, depression and bullying. I’ve been there. I get it. Why wouldn’t I be honest about it so I could help someone else?”

On staying healthy: “I continue to have moments. I still think sometimes that I’m not strong enough and I need extra help. I can’t tell you how many people I have working with me in recovery. It’s good. It’s positive. [But] it’s a daily battle. Things can still get me down sometimes. But nothing keeps me down.”

For more from Demi, visit Latina.com!

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20 Comments

# 1
gglover128 @ 11/07/2011 at 11:59 am

she so gorgeous :)

# 2

Playing the victim card. Didn’t she PUNCH a girl in the face? She is milking this for all its worth, but not wanting to talk about how it started, when she punched someone in the face. She could at least come out and say she did it and it was a mistake, instead of saying “poor poor me”.

# 3

However I do think it is good she’s is bringing attention to teen issues, like cutting and depression. Not trying to be judgmental, just sick of hearing this story over and over again, and its always poor poor Demi.

# 4
JT can't act @ 11/07/2011 at 12:53 pm

@Melissa:

I agree.

All you have to do is type in “Demi Lovato myspace comments” into Google images and you’ll realise how nasty she has always been. It makes me believe all those girls that says she bullied them when they were in school.

People use that excuse that she was young back then. Whatever, you never hear this about anybody else. No other tween star has this history about them.

But last year she was 18, what the law deems is an ADULT and she still acted like a thug.

And now she’s milking this for all it’s worth. OH PLEASE! Gullible people.

Negative arrow away! I dont care.

# 5

@Melissa If you were a fan or had seen any of her previous interviews, she did admit to punching her dancer & has publicly apologized & water has been buried under the bridge. I don’t think she’s playing the “victim” card. She has said time & time again that no one caused these problems for her & she needed a push, but she checked into treatment herself & that’s more than I can say for other “celebrity rehabs”.

# 6

You obviously don’t know anything about bipolar disorder if you don’t understand why she was completely out of control when she did what she did. When someone with bipolar disorder is unstable they are literally not themselves. They can act in ways that they would NEVER act when stable. Immediately after the incident she went into treatment to get help and is now stable.

# 7

Also I wish people would stop calling it rehab. She was in treatment, not rehab! Rehab makes everyone think that it was a drug or alcohol addiction.

# 9

@Janey: Show me when/where she PUBLICLY apologized for punching that girl in the face?

By “publicly”, I mean in the interviews she’s done. 20/20, Ryan Seacrest, Seventeen Magazine. She’s said she wasn’t herself & has been fighting these demons for years. I’m not saying she’s perfect, but I don’t see what’s wrong with her finally facing her problems & now using her voice to help others. If you think she’s a bully, then that’s your opinion. She might not seem like the nicest person sometimes, but what celeb is an angel 100% of the time? No one is. Anyway, I’m finished w/ this discussion. You can think w/e you want about her & her “problems”. At least she’s taking the high road & not caring what anyone like you thinks about her.

@Melissa: Where’s your apology for speaking so ill towards her? She made a mistake, many in fact, which is why she checked into treatment in the first place. Did you forget she was cutting herself? She was inflicting more pain onto herself than she ever did to anyone else. Don’t think for a second just because you’re poorer than her you’re better. You’re not.

@Facts: And don’t think for a second bc I’m ‘poorer’ than her she is better than me. FACTS. I’m simply saying I’m sick of her playing the poor pitiful me card IN EVERY INTERVIEW and talking about this. Move on already. She’s milking it thats all.

Not all 18 year-olds can transition to a mature adult right away. Enlisting to the military can make you transition from teen to an adult is just days!

Just Sayin' @ 11/07/2011 at 4:17 pm

Latina Magazine?
“70 Reasons To Love Being Latina Right Now”
WTF?!
If there was a “Caucasian” Magazine,
with “70 Reasons To Love Being Caucasian”,
it would be racist. But no0o0o, since it’s about
Latin people, it’s fine.
The level of hypocrisy in this country is
mind boggling.

lafamepoma @ 11/07/2011 at 4:43 pm

She’s the same age as me, but she looks like she’s 30

”Things can still get me down sometimes. But nothing keeps me down.” Love that. She’s awesome, love her voice. I do think she is talking too much about her recovery.. but if she’s probably helping girls with that.. so that’s a good thing.

Are we forgetting that these interviews and photo shoots are done months ahead of time? so if you see these questions and answers about her being in a treatment center still popping up, that’s WHY.
she’s not 24/7 talking about her issues, it’s just that these magazines, talk shows, blog sites likes to rehash her treatment stint to no end. if you pay close attention most of those “interview” on most blog sites are basically recycled ones, making it look like she’s still talking about it non stop, when in reality she’s not, she’s living her life as a semi normal teenage girl now, and the few times that she did talk about it recently is because people are asking her about it. what’s a girl to do? of course she have to answer them. give her a break.

@Melissa
She said it multipule times and she said it LIVE on GMA 20/20.. Go look it up hun.

@Melissa: she actually did she said in an interview before thaat she regrets it and that she shouldn’t have done it and that she’s bi polar so she cant control herself ;)

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