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Demi Lovato Covers 'Seventeen' February 2012

Demi Lovato Covers 'Seventeen' February 2012

Demi Lovato graces the cover of Seventeen magazine’s February 2012 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (January 10).

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

On the problems she faced a year ago and just how bad it got: “I’m not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain.”

On how she’s doing today: “I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t throw up after my meals, I don’t starve myself. There’s nothing that I do that I feel ashamed of.”

On who was there for her during the tough times: “There were two people [who were there for me]. No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each others’ lives. [Miley Cyrus and I] are very strong-headed, so when we fight, it’s brutal and we’re like, ‘We’re never going to be friends again!’ Then two days later, we’re like, ‘I love you and I miss you!’ Selena and I, we never fight. She’s not a confrontational person at all. Both of them will never leave my life no matter what happens, because we’ve been through so much together.”

For more from Demi, visit Seventeen.com!

FYI: Demi is wearing a Pre-Spring 2012 BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway dress.

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53 Responses to “Demi Lovato Covers 'Seventeen' February 2012”

  1. 1
    Bleh Says:

    Wow she did drugs? Actually when first time I saw her in her show Sonny or whatever I never thought she would be one of those actresses who lose their minds. Why do the majority of young actors find their way in drugs?

  2. 2
    From Paris with Love Says:

    Poor Little Rich Girl. Not an ounce of sympathy from me. And shut up already.

  3. 3
    nerve Says:

    Only an innocent child could believe just Miley and Selena were her only support. Who do they think they are? There are more people and more things apart from Disney. These ‘stars’ are crap. As the majority of the rest of the world.

  4. 4
    Zahra Says:

    Hope she never resorts to drugs again and doesn’t become overwhelmed again, people with ED’s tend to have high relapse rates so I don’t think she’s in safe waters yet.

  5. 5
    weakminds Says:

    The question is: who does not do drugs in Hollywood???

  6. 6
    Charlie Says:

    You know there’s something wrong with Hollywood when a 19 year old starves herself, does drugs and cuts herself. Not a fan, but honestly I wish her all the best.
    I think that in order for her to become a better person and stay on the right track she needs to surround herself with real people (aka not Miley) but actually genuine and professional people. Being in a relationship with Wilmer or whatever his name is, is certainly not gonna help.
    It’s good that she’s doing all the stuff that she’s doing but there is room for improvement. Wish her all the best.
    PS. Totally off topic, her hair looks so great lighter. She should definitely dye it that way. It’s super pretty on her.

  7. 7
    shame Says:

    You have to be a drug addict before becoming successful in Hollywood

  8. 8
    Zahra Says:

    @Charlie: I dunno its an unpopular opinion but I do think Miley is mature she has thick skin and she doesn’t come across as vunerable, she also took a break last year so has her priorities straight.

  9. 9
    Charlie Says:

    @Zahra: Yeah but you know she’s made all the weed jokes at her party. Miley certainly looks tough, but I don’t think it would help Demi to have that kind of energy in her life. She’s been in rehab for other issues I know, but still, I just don’t think it’s helpful. I get your point though.

  10. 10
    nikki Says:

    She is terribly spoken for a 19 year old and I feel like these details for seventeen magazine are very inappropriate

  11. 11
    stacey Says:

    i like her, i’m glad she’s sober.

  12. 12
    ego Says:

    @From Paris with Love: Why would she shut up when idiots like you keep talking about her? Also she doesn’t need YOUR sympathy. Just your attention. So congrats idiot. You just made her relevant :)

  13. 13
    ego Says:

    @Bleh: This is old news dear. She admitted this when she did her people magazine. She said that she’d be lying if she said she never touched anything.

  14. 14
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: It really amuses me when I see stupid posts like these. No seriously it does. I like how idiots believe that just because they have SURFACE information about someone, this means that they know someone personally. I assume you know Wilmer and Miley Cyrus right? I mean you MUST know them to speak so candidly about them. You couldn’t possibly be talking out of your rear end and making an assumption like every other idiot gossiper out there right? No that can’t be it at all.

  15. 15
    ego Says:

    @ego: You’ve obviously never READ a 17 magazine before. There are a LOT of drug stories that came from it and substance abuse issues as well. Research is a good thing love. That, and an education.

  16. 16
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: You are aware that WEED is actually BETTER for you than most of the crap that is out there right? The general misconception of weed is that it’s “bad for you” when in reality its really not. It’s probably one of the most harmless substances out there. Hell the booze that these celebs drink are probably ten times more harmful yet they are completely legal for consumption. Just wanted to throw that out there for the obviously uninformed people reading this.

  17. 17
    ego Says:

    @nerve: And only an idiot would read a PARTIAL COMMENT you moron! She also mentioned Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. God can’t there be ONE smart gossiper out there? How stupid are you people?

  18. 18
    ego Says:

    Boy the moron haters are coming in packs. It always amuses me to see stupid people make dumb comments :)

  19. 19
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: Wilmer has a reputation for being a total player and Miley has talked about smoking weed on camera. Every recovering addict can tell you that it’s not a good idea to hang out with people who still live in that lifestyle. I get that weed is not damaging but it is a getaway drug but this girl has been through a lot. If you were in her place would you risk it?
    PS. What really amuses ME is you, keep calling everyone idiot and moron. You are a just a ray of sunshine aren’t ya? Cause everyone’s opinion is wrong and you’re right. Your username suits you incredibly sweetheart cause that’s ALL you are. :D
    by: someone who’s smarter than you :)

  20. 20
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: ‘You are aware that WEED is actually BETTER for you than most of the crap that is out there right? ‘
    So just because it’s not worse than all the other stuff than it’s okay? AND YOU’RE CALLING EVERYONE DUMB? Are you serious right now? Man, you must be higgggggghhhhh! *ironically enough*

  21. 21
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: You’ve obviously never READ a 17 magazine before. There are a LOT of drug stories that came from it and substance abuse issues as well. Research is a good thing love. That, and an education.
    LOLOLOL
    So researching a teen magazine is equivalent to having an education. Low standards? I THINK SO. Man, I’m having fun with you :)

  22. 22
    Mary Says:

    @Charlie:

    You can’t put all of the blame on Hollywood. Look at the young stars that are doing well. She obviously didn’t have a good support system or life outside of it either.

  23. 23
    Charlie Says:

    @Mary: You’re absolutely right. But not everyone’s the same. I guess that if you have like a weak character you’re gonna be swayed, and if you’re strong willed and secure with yourself you won’t.

  24. 24
    dani Says:

    Ok, it’s 2012 already, so, if she going to speak about this other year? I mean, talk about your album, your songs (I really like “unbroken”)
    it’s terrible what happen to her, but i already listen what is she doing now with her problems and how bad it was in so many tv shows and magazines

  25. 25
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: Again so you actually know them personally right? Because anyone with half a brain would know that a “reputation” in hollywood doesn’t mean anything. It’s about as solid as the gossip that goes around. Also recovering addicts are taught to find better ways to deal with their issues as well as trying to fight against temptation. Hate to break it to you but this “lifestyle” is going to be everywhere she goes. Not just hollywood or real life. And there is no such thing as a “gateway drug” or a “getaway” drug because drugs don’t addict people. You really are inept.
    PS: Actually if you read my post everything I have said is pretty much true. The people who post are are generally mentally retarded. Your concept that she has to shelter herself from life in general shows what little you know about…anything lol. Thank you for entertaining me with your general stupidity :)

  26. 26
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: LMFAO!!! Oh man,. I really like how idiots like you buy into government propaganda and what not. I’m still laughing at the whole bit where you called weed a “Getaway” drug lol. That is pretty funny coming from an idiot. You make me laugh with your ignorance :)

  27. 27
    ego Says:

    @Mary: You’re right chucky. I obviously gave the simpletons who post here way too much credit. I made the mistake thinking that you understood the basic concept of common sense. Well…silly me lol. Thank you for reminding me of the collective unintelligent mindset that occurs here :)

  28. 28
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: Wow that is some psychological gift you got there buddy boy. Who needs to go to college and major in psychology when all someone has to do is read a seventeen interview and say “I know her character.”? And I’m not being sarcastic at all…no seriously I’m not…lol dumb ass.

  29. 29
    ego Says:

    @dani: Ok, it’s 2012 already, so, if she going to speak about this other year? I mean, talk about your album, your songs (I really like “unbroken”)
    it’s terrible what happen to her, but i already listen what is she doing now with her problems and how bad it was in so many tv shows and magazines

  30. 30
    ego Says:

    @dani: Why would she stop talking about it? Seriously why would she ever STOP talking about it when you idiots are the one that continues to bring it up and give her attention for it and pretty much give her a fan base and inadvertently advertise her name for her? Why the hell would she STOP talking about it when morons can’t? lol don’t you know how Hollywood works? Don’t you know that controversy makes careers and it pays to have haters? Lol. God bless the stupid :)

  31. 31
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: Indeed bless the stupid AKA YOU! :)
    I’m not gonna argue with you, cause you won’t understand statistics and PROVEN research.
    Like seriously get new material to work with, calling people dumb just cause they don’t agree with you is ridiculous. You must be a very popular fella.
    Ta ta.

  32. 32
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: Out of what I originally said you only got the neg part. I wished her the best for her future and you got all crazy. You’re insane, picking on people to make you feel superior. You can call people stupid all you want to people you don’t even know cause they simply don’t agree with you. Like I get your opinion, and I respect that, can’t you do the same? Instead of attacking people. I’m confident with my education, I don’t need some stranger calling me things based on one opinion. It’s freaking ridiculous.
    Whatever, I’m taking the high road. Have a nice day and a nice life where everyone is wrong and you’re right. It just seems a little sad though. People can have a healthy argument without the name calling.

  33. 33
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: Actually that so called “Proven” research is about as valid as your stupid argument that “Hollywood” is the reason why people get messed up. Hate to break it to you but in reality? The only thing WEED actually does is mellow you out. You’re not “high” when you’re on weed. If anything you’re the opposite. Also if you decided to branch out in your research you’d see that the negative side effects are usually come with the SMOKE from smoking weed. Thats why we have bongs lol.

    And I don’t call people idiots merely for a difference of opinion. I generally think the people here are mentally stupid. Like you for example. I don’t know what is funnier, you’re general stupidity or the fact that you buy into such obvious brain washing gullibility that was made to fool simple minded people like you? Well whatever it was, I am amused :)

  34. 34
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: This has nothing to do with superiority chucko, This has to do with ignorance. This has to do with calling out ignorance when I see it and you my friend are nothing short of an ignorant person. I don’t see how you know someone’s “Character” based off of surface information or how you can say its the “evil hollywood lifestyle” that corrupts. Because last i checked you could get drugs and NOT be a celebrity. And you’re not BASING things off of opinion. You are basing things off of propaganda and gossip. No one in the right mind would base someone off of a gossip made impression. That’s not opinion. That’s assumption. Again nothing to do with right and wrong. It has to do with you being well…stupid lol. For lack of a better word thats what you are. Smart people don’t base things off of assumptions and smart people don’t generalize like you do. I wouldn’t be that confident in your education if I were you. It’s nothing impressive love :)

  35. 35
    Ginger Says:

    Why do they need to do any drugs to numb the pain? Attention seeker is what she was… I can’t sympathize with her. People have CHOICES to do well or do stupid things. She chose the latter and now believes everyone should feel sorry for her. No, thank you…

  36. 36
    Charlie Says:

    @ego: But I’m not basing them on gossip, and I’m not basing them on opinion. You base your evaluation on what people say and do. Let’s say someone in your life betrays you, are you gonna trust him the second time? That’s what I’m trying to say. I honestly wouldn’t trust a gossip site’s material, but when the person comes out and say ‘hey i did this and that’. Why would anyone admit to doing something which will look bad in other peoples’ eyes?

    I never said that Hollywood is the reason that they got messed up, I know a lot of people who smoke weed. Not a big deal, it’s their life. But some people are weak, and when you add money and fame they get all self-destructive. Like Demi did. I’m not against smoking weed, believe or not I think it should be legal. I think a person should be able to choose, but again, some people are weak and you know they just go too far.

    And with regards to my education, WTH? You’ve seen any particular thesis which I wrote? Because last time I checked, you didn’t. You’re basing your opinion on what kind of education I have on opinions I have on some issues including celeb lifestyle, you know how silly that is? If you don’t agree with someone just confront them, not attack them. You just have a better chance of swaying people to agree with you and see your point of view by not attacking them and insulting them.
    Anyway, have a good day, I’m not a bad person and I’m honestly trying to have a discussion with you but you just keep insulting and I have better things to do with my time than be insulted by a random stranger.

  37. 37
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: You’re not basing them on gossip and basing them on opinion? Really? is that so? You JUST told me that Wilmer had a reputation and what not as well as you are basing miley off of what she does in her personal life. So no sorry but you ARE basing them off very little. Your “evaluation” as you call it is nothing more than an assumption. I find it very funny that you are saying that they “betrayed” you when in fact they did nothing to you. What Miley does in her personal life has done nothing to you and you have little information about ANY of these people’s personal life. so yeah you ARE basing this off of pure assumption. Sorry but you’re full of crap chucky.

  38. 38
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: And if you never said that hollywood is the reason they got messed up then what up with your initial comment when you said “You know there’s something wrong with Hollywood when a 19 year old starves herself, does drugs and cuts herself.”? So hollywood is not the reason they got messed up yet there is something wrong with hollywood? Kinda sending mixed messages there friendo. And if smoking weed is no biggie then why are you ragging on Miley for smoking weed and calling these people weak for hanging out with others that DO smoke weed? News flash idiot TRULY weak people shelter them selves from the outside world. REAL weak people block them selves before they are too afraid that they will be TEMPTED. People of STENGTH know that temptation is everywhere. Not just hollywood but in real life as well. people of REAL strength also KNOW when they need help when they DO get self destructive. So I don’t understand your logic. You’re not against smoking weed yet you slam Miley for smoking weed and you slam Demi for hanging out with someone who smokes weed (Again weed is actually tame compared to half of the legal stuff out there)? Really dude? Can you go ONE post without a massive contradiction?

  39. 39
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: And hey I’m just playing the same game you are playing. If you are going to base someone’s life off of zero first hand experience, gossip and third party sources that even someone with basic intelligence would find spotty, and SURFACE information which is at best a GLIMPSE of who they are and what their life is like, then why can’t ? I don’t need to read your thesis which is probably filled to the brim with off topic jargon and pure BS and I don’t need a window into your pysche to tell you that you’re light weight intellectual status sticks out like a sore thumb. I could honestly care less if you agree with me. I’m just pointing out the MASSIVE hypocrisy in your statements. And I never said you were a bad person. Just a stupid one :)

  40. 40
    ego Says:

    @Charlie: And hey I’m just playing the same game you are playing. If you are going to base someone’s life off of zero first hand experience, gossip and third party sources that even someone with basic intelligence would find spotty, and SURFACE information which is at best a GLIMPSE of who they are and what their life is like, then why can’t ? I don’t need to read your thesis which is probably filled to the brim with off topic jargon and pure BS and I don’t need a window into your pysche to tell you that you’re light weight intellectual status sticks out like a sore thumb. I could honestly care less if you agree with me. I’m just pointing out the MASSIVE hypocrisy in your statements. And I never said you were a bad person. Just a stupid one :)

  41. 41
    ego Says:

    @Ginger: Apparently someone here doesn’t know how Hollywood works. it really makes me laugh to see people calling celebrities “Attention seekers” when THEY are the ones giving her attention. Thats brilliant dear :) pure genius. Seriously. Also you are aware that CHOICES are also based off of psychological benefactors from post trauma experiences right? And in her case with her mental health, some biological benefactors as well. I could spend all day trying to explain this to you but you still wouldn’t get it. I’ll just call you an idiot and say that she doesn’t need your sympathy. All she needs is your attention. Which you have given her. So congrats to you. You just contributed to Demi Lovato’s career you stupid hag.

  42. 42
    Doug Says:

    You can have your Danica Patricks and Carrie Underwoods ——- in my humble opinion Demi Lovato is the most beautiful woman on planet earth. That picture in Seventeen mag with the orange top on will forever be etched in my memory.

  43. 43
    ego Says:

    @Doug: Yo doug what do you think about my awesome ownage towards her nay sayers? pretty good eh?

  44. 44
    Blondie Says:

    Funny, how people who claim to be a Demi supporter go around calling people names for whatever reason, when bullying was largely what got her into that situation in the first place! Demi would be disgusted by the amount of senseless bullying and name calling going on here.

    Anywho, I get why some people think she’s just seeking attention, but she’s talking about these issues so others dealing with it can see that it is possible to make it through. And yeah, she’s going to keep talking about it because it’s an important message and interviewers keep asking her about it! Personally, I think it’s a shame when people hear her story and say she’s just seeking attention because I’m one of the millions of people she inspired. But, like Demi, I’m no longer going to listen to what the haters say. I mean, why bother? Who’s it going to help? As far as I’m concerned, you can believe what you want because I know what she’s done for me.

  45. 45
    Ego Says:

    @Charlie: ” but when the person comes out and say ‘hey i did this and that’. Why would anyone admit to doing something which will look bad in other peoples’ eyes?” because nobody cares about her personal life? I mean she has long since admitted to this in previous interviews in people magazine last year. How many people cared about why she did in her past? No one. They only cared about the content she put out. If people were to care bout celebrity issues then Robert downy jr wouldn’t have a career.

  46. 46
    ego Says:

    Also she admitted to this before. You idiots JUST figured this out now? Dumb ass.

  47. 47
    Mandy Says:

    I think it’s great that she was on seventeen. I do like her and I am sorry she was so overwhelmed to be perfect. all the best from me.

  48. 48
    Mandy Says:

    I honestly do feel bad for Demi, but it seems like all disney stars are just turning out to be not that great..sorry. except for Demi. but the others like miley or selena… that just plain annoy me.

  49. 49
    duh Says:

    i dont get my this magazine is the february issue, is on newsstands on january 10! it makes no sense :S

  50. 50
    Kira Says:

    @Bleh: Mostly because of the pressure like Lovato explains in her documentary: Stay Strong (you can see it on her FB fanpage). Some stars grow up with drugs and some find them.

  51. 51
    Kira Says:

    Why is everybody being rude about Demi on this page? Just because she did drugs and drank doesn’t mean she’s any less of a person. And just because she’s famous doesn’t mean she has never had hard times. Have any of you read or heard what has happened to her both before and after she started singing/acting? If not then please get educated. She’s a strong woman and speaking for someone exactly her age .. it’s hard no matter if you’re famous or not to not want to starve yourself or go on a diet.

  52. 52
    CristianStan Says:

    Miley certainly looks tough, but I don’t think it would help Demi to have that kind of energy in her life.

  53. 53
    Mickey Says:

    FIRST OF ALL, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DO DRUGS IN HOLLYWOOD. SECOND OF ALL, THOSE WHO CALL DEMI A “LITTLE RICH GIRL” AS IF SHE HASN’T WORKED FOR EVERYTHING SHE HAS TODAY DOSEN’T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT HER. THIRD OF ALL, IF YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HER, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. FOURTH OF ALL, DEMI IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE OF THIS GENERATION. FIFTH OF ALL, THOSE OF YOU WHO SAID MEAN AND INSENSITIVE THINGS ABOUT HER SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES BECAUSE SHE IS MORE INSPIRATIONAL, BEAUTIFUL AND SUCCESSFUL THAN YOU WILL EVER BE.

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