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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Kendall Jenner recites positive mantra during acne flare-ups

Kendall Jenner recites a positive mantra to herself every morning when she suffers an acne breakout.The model became the face of skincare brand Proactiv last year, and at the time, revealed she has been battling the skin condition since her early teens…

Kendall Jenner recites a positive mantra to herself every morning when she suffers an acne breakout.

The model became the face of skincare brand Proactiv last year, and at the time, revealed she has been battling the skin condition since her early teens.

In a new interview with Teen Vogue, she opened up about how she’s finally got her acne under control, and when she wakes up to a breakout on her face, she tries to stay positive.

“If you’re really just having a day where your skin is just not looking great for you, I do this thing every morning where I say five positive words about myself that have nothing to do with anybody else,” Kendall commented. “That always makes me feel better. Sometimes you just have to look at yourself in the mirror and talk to yourself as corny as it sounds, it really does lift you up.”

The 24-year-old also said she ignores her acne, and tries to not focus her energy on worrying about how she looks.

“I know I found myself on days where I had pretty bad flare-ups, I would kind of just try and forget about it, and almost act as if it wasn’t there. Even though, obviously, I knew it was, and everyone around me knew it was,” the model explained. “If you just put that energy into it, it ends up being not much of a thing. But when you’re self-conscious about it, then everyone starts looking.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kendall shared how since her acne confession, she’s built up a supportive community around her, who can share the daily ups and downs of living with the skin condition.

“Everyone else that struggles, we can all connect on it, and share tips, and secrets, and tricks, and all those things,” she stated.

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Brenda Song claims she ‘wasn’t Asian enough’ to audition for Crazy Rich Asians

Brenda Song has claimed she missed out on the chance to audition for Crazy Rich Asians because producers felt she was too American.In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the actress revealed that she didn’t get the opportunity to test for the hit 2018 rom…

Brenda Song has claimed she missed out on the chance to audition for Crazy Rich Asians because producers felt she was too American.

In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the actress revealed that she didn’t get the opportunity to test for the hit 2018 romantic comedy, which featured a largely Asian-American cast.

“A lot of people don’t know this, but I never got to read for Crazy Rich Asians, ever…,” the 31-year-old said. “Their reasoning behind that, what they said, was that my image was basically not Asian enough, in not so many words. It broke my heart.

“I said, ‘This character is in her late to mid-20s (sic), an Asian-American, and I can’t even audition for it? I’ve auditioned for Caucasian roles my entire career, but this specific role, you’re not going to let me do it?’ You’re going to fault me for having worked my whole life?’ I was like, ‘Where do I fit?'”

Brenda is best known for her TV roles in such shows as The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Dads, Scandal, New Girl, and her new series Dollface. She also played the love interest of Andrew Garfield’s character in David Fincher’s The Social Network.

Following Brenda’s interview, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu responded on Twitter and furiously denied her accusations.

“Would these words ever come out of my mouth?” he tweeted. “Nope, makes no sense. I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason. The fact is I love Brenda Song and am a fan. I didn’t need her to audition because I already knew who she was!”

Crazy Rich Asians starred Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh. Two sequels are currently in the works.

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Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable while working in fashion

Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable and eco-friendly while working in the fashion industry.The model has opened up about her passion for saving the planet and combatting climate change in a powerful essay for Teen Vogue, but she acknowledged that …

Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable and eco-friendly while working in the fashion industry.

The model has opened up about her passion for saving the planet and combatting climate change in a powerful essay for Teen Vogue, but she acknowledged that her activism could be viewed as hypocritical.

“I consider myself an environmentalist, but I work in one of the most polluting industries in the world,” she wrote. “I shop locally, buy organic, and avoid plastic-wrapped food, but I often have to fly releasing 53 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single mile.”

While Arizona has to fly around the world for photoshoots and modelling jobs, she is trying her hardest to offset her carbon footprint by being eco-friendly in her personal life.

“I take too many flights; occasionally I get my nails done; there’s plastic on some of the household necessities I buy; I don’t know my exact carbon footprint; and I still eat meat, though a lot less than I used to. All of that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t keep trying,” the mother-of-two shared.

Arizona now purchases second-hand clothes, and if she does buy anything new, she ensures the materials are sustainable.

“I love the beauty of nature and I desperately don’t want that destroyed for myself, my children, fellow humans, and other species. So, I try really, really hard to do my best for the planet,” the 31-year-old penned, before urging readers to come together on the issue. “It’s about standing together and saying loudly that all of us – individuals, companies, and governments – are going to have to change our behaviours to end the climate emergency.”

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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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Keke Palmer gives herself ‘time to recover’ after emotional roles

Keke Palmer makes sure she gives herself time out to recover from tough roles.The 26-year-old has been in the business for 15 years and has more than 30 credits to name, such as Akeelah and the Bee, Scream Queens, True Jackson, VP, and the recent Hustl…

Keke Palmer makes sure she gives herself time out to recover from tough roles.

The 26-year-old has been in the business for 15 years and has more than 30 credits to name, such as Akeelah and the Bee, Scream Queens, True Jackson, VP, and the recent Hustlers.

She experienced her biggest learning curve when she starred and executive produced the 2018 gritty drama Pimp, in which she played a female pimp named Wednesday, and finally discovered why some actors need to take time off after intense projects.

“My feelings don’t know that this is a joke,” Keke told Teen Vogue. “My emotions are actually going through the feelings of the character, whether I’m pulling from a personal experience or allowing myself to be devastated by whatever this character is experiencing. If you’re going to do a deep role, it has to be meaningful to you. You’ve got to be sure about it and give yourself the opportunity and time to recover. I didn’t respect my feelings enough to understand that until I did that role.”

Following that experience, the actress has become very selective about what roles she chooses in order to help protect her mental health.

“Even if it comes down to an audition tape, I’m not f**king going there if there’s no need to,” she added. In a separate interview with StyleCaster, Keke shared the decision-making process she goes through when considering a role.

“It’s a lot of different things. Do I care about this character? Do I feel like I can add to this character? Can I make this character come alive? What is the project saying?” the star explained. “I always want to be able to say whatever I’m doing; this is why. As an artist, I want to be able to know that my voice was a part of it.”

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Hailey Bieber wants to create skincare line with husband Justin Bieber

Hailey Bieber would like to create a skincare line in collaboration with her husband Justin Bieber.Earlier this year, the model tried to trademark Bieber Beauty, but the filing was rejected as the Sorry hitmaker had already landed the rights to the nam…

Hailey Bieber would like to create a skincare line in collaboration with her husband Justin Bieber.

Earlier this year, the model tried to trademark Bieber Beauty, but the filing was rejected as the Sorry hitmaker had already landed the rights to the name back in 2003.

Now, Hailey’s clearing up any confusion over the move, and revealed she is exploring her options but wants to focus on skincare and body, rather than make-up.

“Everybody thought the name was already taken, but actually my husband owns it,” Hailey told Vogue Australia. “I couldn’t register it myself, because Justin owns all trademarking for his last name. I’m not sure how I want to dip into that space, and it’s been a conversation between me and my husband. He thinks that’s a space I should explore, and I think it’s actually a space that he could explore (for men).”

Hailey is also keen to launch a beauty line that hasn’t been done before and wants to avoid creating the same products as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Pat McGrath.

“I’d probably start with skincare and body. I’m such a big skin person and I love being in the sun and I love body lotion and hair products. I would probably go that way first before I would do make-up. Kylie’s done such a great job with what she’s doing with her brand, Rihanna is doing such a great job with what she’s doing with her brand. Then you’ve got Pat McGrath Labs and Charlotte Tilbury – it’s a very saturated space,” the 22-year-old explained.

While Hailey has done some research into what her collection would entail, she insisted she would be taking her time to create something new for beauty fans.

“I don’t want to step into a space if I don’t think I can necessarily bring something different to the table. I want to take my time. It should come about organically, and I only want to make things I would love myself,” she shared.

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Naomi Scott could barely leave bed during eczema flare-ups

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times. The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration…

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times.

The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration.

“You know those days where you want to stay in bed, where you can’t move your neck because it’s so sore? I’m with you,” she told fans during a candid interview with Teen Vogue. “And I guarantee you, the more you own it, the more you feel confident… This is something I wanted to speak on specifically for this interview because Teen Vogue, for me, has a real no BS (no bulls**t) honesty thing.”

She also revealed that she had her worst-ever bout of eczema as she began filming her role as Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of the Disney animated classic, Aladdin.

“I thought that maybe after filming it would all simmer down, but it erupted,” Scott said. “It was all over my body, I was itching at night, and every night (there was) blood on the sheets.”

She decided to stop disguising the dry patches and scars on the final press tour for Aladdin and believes her openness could help teens grappling with their own imperfections.

“If I, out of all people, am honest about my imperfections, then I might just make… I think of a 14-year-old girl and (how) it could make her feel just that bit better: ‘Oh, she has it and she plays Jasmine (in Aladdin),'” the actress commented.

Scott also discussed her ethnicity, revealing it was difficult to find her place in Hollywood due to her Indian heritage.

“There’s a thing of someone (being) like… ‘She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Latina, what is she?’ There were definitely a few leads that I went for, where I think, ultimately, I was maybe, ‘The other choice’, ‘The exotic choice,'” she added.

However, Scott’s career is really taking off now, and she will next begin promoting the new Charlie’s Angels revamp, also starring Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska.

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J. Alexander taught Tyra Banks how to walk the runway

J. Alexander has taken credit for teaching Tyra Banks how to walk the runway. The America’s Next Top Model judge and coach, known as J. Alexander or Miss J, had been modelling for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier in the early ’90s and became an uno…

J. Alexander has taken credit for teaching Tyra Banks how to walk the runway.

The America’s Next Top Model judge and coach, known as J. Alexander or Miss J, had been modelling for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier in the early ’90s and became an unofficial catwalk coach when he would watch the shows in Paris and gave everyone “free catwalk advice”.

It was around that time he met a young Tyra at a show backstage, and the stunning model became his student.

“I first met Tyra Banks backstage and I started giving her tips on her walk. After I gave her ‘catwalk tricks’ she came into the modelling world with a walk and a purpose,” he told Teen Vogue.

The pair then struck up a friendship, before eventually working together on America’s Next Top Model with Tyra as host and head judge, and Miss J originally given the task of coaching the contestants for the runway.

“It was an honour to have her name me the Queen of the Catwalk,” Miss J gushed.

However, the role became too much when he was also made a judge on the U.S. modelling competition, and after 13 years, he’s taking some much-needed time off, and is now coaching fashion students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

“Every year, I am blown away by the talent that SCAD’s award-winning fashion degree programme displays on the runways,” the 61-year-old shared. “If you didn’t know better, you’d think you were at New York Fashion Week watching designers who have shown for decades.”

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Project Runway helped Brandon Maxwell battle insecurities

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his d…

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.

The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his doubts about appearing on the series because he wanted people suffering from similar anxieties to feel empowered and represented.

“I’m not a TV-ready-looking person,” the 34-year-old reflected. “And that was the appeal of it, because I know some young people can watch and see themselves in me in some way and think, ‘Well if that guy can do it, I can definitely do it.'”

Maxwell joined the show’s judging panel for its relaunched series this year (19) and is joined by model Karlie Kloss, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth.

The star went on to suggest that, while it took him a while to settle into the new role, the confidence of his co-judges helped him to channel his own inner strength.

“I’m sitting there next to Karlie, Nina, and Elaine, all of whom are incredibly beautiful, powerful, confident,” he recalled. “(But) it took me a while to get my bearings.”

Maxwell has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

During an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers last month, the Texas native also gushed over his A-list clients.

“It’s incredible, it’s the best,” he shared. “I’ve been really lucky in my life growing up and now in my work to be surrounded by and work with women whose primary focus is to leave the world a better place. It’s just a great blessing to be able to work with them. It’s always exciting when you get to see that.”

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