Demi Lovato photographed by Diana Gomez for YOU Magazine.

Demi for YOU Magazine in the UK.

teacher: do you understand now?
me: yeah, totally
teacher: walks away
me: the fuck did she just say

Learning to love and accept yourself for who you are is not an easy thing to do. But at the end of the day I must love myself before anyone else can love me. Learning how to do this was hard, but it has made all the difference.

"I don’t have the body of a model or Barbie. My main thing about being in the spotlight with my fans is, I want to be real to them. I have my problem areas, but I’m happy in my skin right now. I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body."