Demi Lovato Never Thought She Would Live To 21

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Demi Lovato’s been through a lifetime in her short 23 years, but the pop star never thought she would make it to 21, after struggling with body struggles, bipolar disorder, drugs, alcohol and cutting.”When I was gaining weight because I was becoming a woman, I would look at those images and say to myself, ‘Wait, this is not what I look like. I’m getting fat on the hips and on my butt,’ ” she told the American Way Magazine. “I lived fast and I was going to die young,” she said. “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.”

She began having body issues when she was young just 2 or 3 and then it was further developed when she entered beauty contests. “We had to do these interviews, even as 7-year-olds. They made me more articulate than I might have been, and when I started auditioning, it really came in handy. My body-image awareness started way before that, but I do attribute a little of my insecurities to being onstage and judged for my beauty. When I was gaining weight because I was becoming a woman, I would look at those images and say to myself, ‘Wait, this is not what I look like. I’m getting fat on the hips and on my butt.”

The young star entered rehab when she was just 18. But she has turned her life around with a real 180—-and now she loves her body and the gym!

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