It's no secret that Hollywood sets a savage precedent for the way a person's body 'should' look in order to be perceived as beautiful. For the majority of daily pop culture consumers, the constant confrontation of industry standard beauty can be wildly overwhelming and cause potentially dangerous side affects.
And of course it's not just consumers who feel the pressure. Demi Lovato, who's renowned for her curvaceous figure, confessed during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Wednesday that she too suffered body image issues thanks to the media.
“I was growing up at the kind of age where your body starts changing and you want to be cool. It was in that era of when very, very, very thin people were the popular people in Hollywood so that’s what I had to look up to. And after having had my issues with eating looking back I thought, ‘I want to be the difference for people growing up’ because I wish that somebody had gone to me whenever I was 12, 13 and said, “hey, you don’t have to look like that to be cool.”
The 23-year-old continued to add that actually it was Kim Kardashian's Internet-breaking ass that changed her perception of beauty:
“And when the Kardashians came on the scene that was the first time that I really associated curves with beauty and it was just so new to me. I remember thinking wow that’s so cool and even in a time when I was still struggling with food I was able to look at Kim’s curves and be like I should really be proud of my curves. And because of that and now it’s ya know, obviously there’s tons of beautiful, curvy women out there, but it made me feel more confident in my skin to do that Vanity Fair shoot.”
Watch the full interview below:
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Source: Just Jared