Miley Cyrus didn’t wear shorts or bikinis for years after infamous VMAs performance

Miley Cyrus didn’t wear shorts or bikinis for years after her infamous performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards because she was hurt by the memes about her appearance.The Wrecking Ball singer hit the stage wearing a fuzzy grey bodysuit and then s…

Miley Cyrus didn’t wear shorts or bikinis for years after her infamous performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards because she was hurt by the memes about her appearance.

The Wrecking Ball singer hit the stage wearing a fuzzy grey bodysuit and then stripped it off to reveal nude Latex underwear ahead of her raunchy duet with Robin Thicke, which hit headlines worldwide.

Following the controversial show, trolls shared images of Miley’s bottom in the nude pants alongside pictures of a plucked turkey or chicken, and speaking to Demi Lovato on her IGTV show Bright Minded: Live with Miley, the 27-year-old admitted the memes made her stop wearing bikinis and shorts.

“I basically went through two or three years where I wouldn’t wear shorts. I stopped wearing skirts on stage, all this s**t, because after the VMAs and I had on my cute new bodysuit, everyone started comparing me to a turkey,” she explained. “I was like just so skinny and so pasty and they kept putting me next to this turkey, and I was feeling so bad about myself that I did not wear a bikini for like two years.

“No one thought that that would’ve ever made me feel some type of way… It was just really, really hurtful to be so body-shamed like that. And it really affected me in my personal life.”

Miley also confessed she felt like a “fraud” for presenting herself as super confident to the public when she was really insecure on the inside.

“What was so hard about it was my brand has always been about being so unapologetically myself and being confident, and the worst thing that I would feel like I would be to my fans would be lying or a fraud,” she shared. “I felt like having this persona of being the most confident girl on the planet was actually kind of fraud because I was so insecure on the inside that in my personal life I wasn’t even wearing bathing suits and shorts. And when I was wearing like my little leotards and things, I had on f**king four pairs of tights because I was so insecure.”

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Demi Lovato determined to represent ‘normal’ body types

Demi Lovato is determined to continue representing a “normal” body type in the media.The Skyscraper singer, who struggled with eating disorders and negative self-image in the early days of her career, has been focused on maintaining a healthy weight an…

Demi Lovato is determined to continue representing a “normal” body type in the media.

The Skyscraper singer, who struggled with eating disorders and negative self-image in the early days of her career, has been focused on maintaining a healthy weight and perspective in recent months.

Reflecting on how her battles were amplified by the pressures to appear thin as a young singer and actress during a chat with Miley Cyrus for her IGTV show Bright Minded: Live with Miley on Tuesday, Demi shared that her advocacy of body positivity has given her real purpose in life.

“My whole purpose in coming clean with everything that I’ve been through is so that it will help someone,” she commented. “I remember being 12 years old and my body started changing, and I didn’t have anybody (to look at) in young Hollywood at that time that had a normal body, it was just stick figures because that was what was in style. I made a vow to myself that when I get older I wanna represent what I didn’t have. I want to be that for somebody.”

Demi then went on to discuss the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. With many people now opting to self-isolate or work from home, the star urged those feeling particularly vulnerable to be “gentle” on themselves.

“I think it’s so important for anybody that has dealt with body image (issues) that right now when we’re home with our mirrors and things like that, it’s so important to not get consumed in negative self-talk,” the 27-year-old added. “This goes for everybody. We’re confined into these spaces, with the same mirrors, the same negative thoughts. It’s important not to beat ourselves up over getting nervous or not eating perfectly or working out perfectly. These are different, very scary times. We’ve never been through this. It’s OK, be gentle with yourself as much as possible.”

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Demi Lovato shares empowering make-up free selfie

Demi Lovato has taken to social media to share an empowering make-up-free selfie.The 27-year-old posted the fresh-faced snap on Instagram on Monday and told her 77 million followers she wanted to show them what she looked like the majority of the time….

Demi Lovato has taken to social media to share an empowering make-up-free selfie.

The 27-year-old posted the fresh-faced snap on Instagram on Monday and told her 77 million followers she wanted to show them what she looked like the majority of the time.

“Haven’t done a #NoMakeupMonday in yearssss but I figured after posting so many glamorous pics with tons of makeup and hairpieces, it’s important to show myself underneath it all (sic),” Demi wrote in the caption. “This is what I look like 85-90 per cent of the time. Proud of my freckles, proud of booty chin and proud of myself for loving and accepting myself the way I am.”

Scooter Braun, Sarah Paulson, and Vanessa Hudgens were among those who left supportive comments on the image, along with singer Normani who simply wrote: “Beauty.”

The Skyscraper hitmaker’s powerful post comes after she candidly confessed to struggling with an exercise addiction, which she believes led to her near-fatal overdose in 2018.

“There were times I lived at the gym. I’d eat a meal, go work out. And that’s not happiness to me. That’s not freedom,” Demi told model Ashley Graham during an interview for her Pretty Big Deal podcast. “I was just running myself into the ground, and I honestly think that that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year.

“It was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”

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Demi Lovato’s angelic new tattoo symbolises ‘spiritual awakening’

Demi Lovato has revealed the powerful meaning behind her new angelic tattoo.The singer took a break from Instagram and Twitter ahead of her performances at the Grammy Awards and Super Bowl, but now, she’s returned to tell her fans and followers about t…

Demi Lovato has revealed the powerful meaning behind her new angelic tattoo.

The singer took a break from Instagram and Twitter ahead of her performances at the Grammy Awards and Super Bowl, but now, she’s returned to tell her fans and followers about the body art, which features doves carrying a fallen angel.

Demi recruited Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Alessandro Capozzi to create the design, which took eight hours to complete at the end of last year.

“Getting tatted by him was an experience I’ve never had before…,” the 27-year-old wrote. “No idea what I was going to get done, I told him about my life and where I was at in that moment and we created a combination on images that best symbolized the spiritual awakening I was having.

“Having a fallen angel being lifted by three, pure, angelic doves (the Holy Trinity) as her inner light is being guided by a higher consciousness, and the disintegration of her dark wings was representing the darkness I was shedding (sic).”

Demi also gushed about Alessandro, calling him “extremely talented” and adding: “Thank you for this special experience… the only bummer is I can’t physically see this amazing artwork because it’s on my back! Haha.”

Meanwhile, the star also thanked her manager, Scooter Braun, for introducing her to the tattoo artist.

Demi recently released Anyone, the cry-for-help song she recorded days before her 2018 drug overdose, after performing it at the Grammys last month.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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Demi Lovato celebrates holidays with empowering new tattoo

Demi Lovato has marked the holiday season by getting some new body art.The singer collaborated with tattoo artist Alessandro Capozzi on Monday to design a fallen angel being lifted up by doves, which is meant to represent “a rebirth of spirit”. “We cre…

Demi Lovato has marked the holiday season by getting some new body art.

The singer collaborated with tattoo artist Alessandro Capozzi on Monday to design a fallen angel being lifted up by doves, which is meant to represent “a rebirth of spirit”.

“We created this piece together to represent a rebirth of the spirit,” Capozzi wrote on Instagram, along with images of the detailed black-and-white design being etched onto Lovato’s back. “The dark wings represent the bad times, their fading away is how she moved forward. The light from within represents the inner strength necessary for the change and the doves, pulling her up, symbolise the reach of an higher state of consciousness (sic). Congratulations on your inspiring journey Demi, honoured to have represented this for you.”

In the comments, the 27-year-old praised Capozzi’s work by writing, “Thank you so much it’s incredible and you are so extremely talented.”

According to TMZ.com, Demi was introduced to the tattoo artist by her manager Scooter Braun at Ariana Grande’s concert the day before, and they spent eight hours working on the ink at his private studio in Los Angeles on Monday.

The artwork comes months after the Confident hitmaker celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously kicking her substance abuse habit.

This is the latest body art she has acquired to serve as a lasting reminder of her recovery. Earlier this month, Lovato turned to celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo to create a neck tattoo declaring herself a “survivor”. She also had the word “me” inked onto her left ring finger earlier this year, joining her “stay strong” mantra on her wrists, and her “now I’m a warrior” declaration on her back.

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Demi Lovato gets inspirational ‘survivor’ tattoo

Demi Lovato has declared herself a “survivor” with her new neck tattoo.The Confident hitmaker recently celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal drug overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously beating her substance abuse de…

Demi Lovato has declared herself a “survivor” with her new neck tattoo.

The Confident hitmaker recently celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal drug overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously beating her substance abuse demons.

She has now added a new piece of ink to her collection of body art to remember the issues she’s overcome. She turned to celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo to etch the word “survivor” in thin cursive script on the right side of her neck.

The tattooist shared an image of his work on Instagram with the caption, “On a real one @ddlovato,” accompanied by flexing muscle and praying emojis.

It’s not the first time the 27-year-old has got permanent reminder about the power of self-love. She got the word “me” inked onto her left ring finger earlier this year, joining her “stay strong” mantra on her wrists, and her “now I’m a warrior” declaration on her back.

She was also previously inked with the letter “T” in honour of her close friend, Thomas Trussell III, who passed away from a drug overdose in October.

“A T for Tommy. RIP you special angel. Love you forever @sirtruss,” Demi wrote at the time. “If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please do not hesitate to ask for help.”

The pop star candidly reflected on her recovery following her 2018 health scare at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles in November.

“I see someone that has overcome a lot,” the Skyscraper hitmaker shared, admitting she would use the word “resilience” to describe how far she has come.

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Demi Lovato took month off from gym to embrace natural body

Demi Lovato stayed away from the gym during October to help her embrace her natural body.The 27-year-old singer, who has been open about her battle with an eating disorder in the past, candidly confessed during the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles on S…

Demi Lovato stayed away from the gym during October to help her embrace her natural body.

The 27-year-old singer, who has been open about her battle with an eating disorder in the past, candidly confessed during the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday that she had been hitting the gym so hard and so often that it was “unhealthy”. Accordingly, she decided to take the last month off in order to help her accept her shape.

“Whenever I was in the gym over the past couple years, I was doing it to a very unhealthy extreme. I think that’s what led me down a darker path,” she admitted. “For me, embracing my body the way that it is naturally was the reason why I took the month of October off from the gym.”

The talk marked the first public event Demi had attended since she hospitalised in July 2018 following a drug overdose, and she assured fans she was working on her return to acting and music and was learning to “be okay” with her appearance.

“I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I’m like, ‘Oh I do not like what I see.’ But in those moments, I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself,” the star said. “I used to look in the mirror and I used to be like, ‘I love my body. You’re beautifully and wonderfully made.’ But the thing was, I didn’t believe it so then I just would resent it. And every time I would say it, I would be like, ‘You’re lying to yourself.'”

Over the past six to nine months, the Cool for the Summer singer has learned to focus on her health rather than her looks.

“I don’t have to lie to myself and tell myself that I have this amazing body. It’s like, if I don’t feel it, I don’t have to say that. All I have to say is, ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude and I express I am grateful for my strength,” she continued.

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Demi Lovato dresses as Marie Antoinette for Halloween party

Demi Lovato has dressed up as French queen Marie Antoinette for a Halloween party.The singer/actress kicked off her celebrations for the upcoming spooky holiday on Friday by posting two selfies on Instagram showing her wearing an elaborate costume made…

Demi Lovato has dressed up as French queen Marie Antoinette for a Halloween party.

The singer/actress kicked off her celebrations for the upcoming spooky holiday on Friday by posting two selfies on Instagram showing her wearing an elaborate costume made of pale blue satin and gold lace. Demi topped off her ensemble with white tights and shoes as well as a huge blonde wig, while she wore a layer of heavy white make-up on her face.

“Halloween round 1… I told y’all I don’t play on Halloween!! It’s my time to shine,” the 27-year-old captioned the snaps, before crediting her glam team – Etienne Ortega and Paul Norton – for their work.

Demi didn’t share the name of the Halloween event she was attending, but a number of her celebrity followers were quick to praise her commitment to the look.

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing wrote, “AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!!!!” while singer Cher Lloyd added: “Wow!!!” with heart face and fire emojis.

Marie Antoinette, who was the last queen of France before the French Revolution in 1789, has been the subject of many films, including Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie, which starred Kirsten Dunst.

In previous years, Demi has attended various Halloween parties dressed up as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, a sexy police officer, a beauty pageant queen, and as late singer Selena Quintanilla.

The Skyscraper hitmaker is making a slow return to the spotlight, having spent much of the past year recovering from an opioid overdose in July 2018. Her upcoming projects include a recurring role on the final season of Will & Grace as well as a part in comedy movie Eurovision alongside Will Ferrell.

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Demi Lovato posts unedited bikini photo to celebrate her cellulite

Demi Lovato has conquered her “biggest fear” by posting an unedited bikini photo online.The singer/actress took to her Instagram page late on Thursday to upload a snap of her standing in a swimming pool while looking over her shoulder at the camera. Th…

Demi Lovato has conquered her “biggest fear” by posting an unedited bikini photo online.

The singer/actress took to her Instagram page late on Thursday to upload a snap of her standing in a swimming pool while looking over her shoulder at the camera. Thanks to her pose, Demi displays the cellulite, a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance, on her legs, and in the accompanying post, explained that she was tired of hiding her figure.

“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT (sic)!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got,” she wrote.”I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

Demi, who is currently filming comedy Eurovision with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, went on to explain that she was loving working in the entertainment industry again after taking a break to deal with personal issues, and is no longer “stressing” about hitting the gym before a gig or shoot.

“It’s such a great feeling to be back in TV/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14-hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet s**t. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me,” the 27-year-old concluded, adding that she is also working on an “anthem” in the music studio.

Demi’s post quickly garnered a lot of attention from her celebrity friends, with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Ashley Graham, Hailey Bieber, Sara Sampaio, and her manager Scooter Braun all praising her honesty.

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