Today I want to share a story. A story of a girl. A girl who has been through a lot, who had a breakdown but in the end she comes out stronger than ever. Before you do anything I want you guys to read this, if you want to know why I’m mad about ‘Demi Lovato’. My general blogging style is first I tell you a story then I share my thoughts on reference of that story. So today I’m going to do the same. I really want you people to read it. This is the story of my girl ‘Demi’. From the start she wanted to change the world with her voice, strength and talent, without changing herself. She never let herself down or anyone around her. She was slaying everyone outside but was fighting a war inside. She climbed the new heights on her own. Showing the world that she is not going to stop anyway. Sharing her story and inspiring others. She re-lived the moments that broke her down and came out as one of the most sensational pop stars in the industry. Where most people made a name out of their controversy, Demi made it by her journey. This is her story.
Demi was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she was raised in Dallas, Texas with her mom ‘Dianna Lovato’, her Dad ‘Patrick Lovato’, her elder sis ‘Dallas Lovato’ and her younger half-sister Madison De La Garza. When she was two, her mom and her dad decided to separate and had divorced. This divorce, somehow, had an impact on her and was seen after a few years. From the start she had huge interest in beauty pageants. She won the title of ‘Miss Texas’ and she also appeared on ‘America’s Next Top Model’. At the age of seven, she started playing piano. Demi was desperate to make her name as a young superstar. Even in the age of around 5 she was a mature soul. She didn’t like to play with dolls and toys. All she was interested in what adults are talking. But there was also something going inside her. Demi was very sensitive at that age. Around when she was four, she got bullied a lot at school. A lot of her senior girls bullied her by calling her mean names. They followed her every day and bullied her by saying mean things. When things crossed the line, she called her mom and told her that she would never study in public schools. She got homeschooled. While trying to get a big break, the words from her bullies always let her think that she is fat. She didn’t have much friends at school, but one boy, ‘ Trenton , from her school was really close to her. He was going through the same stuff that Demi was going through. But at the age of seven he decided to end his life after getting exhausted from bullying. He killed himself. The suicide of young friend had a deep impact on Demi and she started to cut herself. Once she said in an interview, she cut her wrists to put all her guilt and shame out on herself. If you search the fetus pictures of Demi you will find there are bruises of cutting on her wrists. She was so depressed. She looked into the mirror and never felt good enough. By looking into the mirror, running her fingers over her stomach and feeling fat, she harmed herself because of depression and guilt. She started to lose weight. She thought that even a glass of orange juice would make her fat. She stopped eating and started puking 3-4 times a day. She got very skinny and put a fake smile on her face to show the world that she was happy but inside the darkness was her secret. She was living with all this pain and guilt emotionally.
On further auditioning for different shows, she finally got a role in Disney’s original movie ‘Camp Rock’ in the year 2007. The movie was a huge success and was the third all time most viewed Disney movie. She was enjoying the fame from the movie. She also got the leading role on the hit Disney comedy show “Sonny with a chance”. The Show was a massive hit and is one of the highest rated Disney shows. From the movie she got to know Jonas Brothers closely and in 2008 she released her debut album ‘Don’t Forget’ with the help of Jo Bros. The album was a hit and it gave her a big debut on the music industry. Time passed and she released her second album ‘Here we Go Again’ (One of my favorite albums). The album went straight #1 on the charts and became a critically acclaimed album. With her TV show, Movies, album and tours her fanbase was increasing drastically. When her life was in the limelight she didn’t want to share her secrets. She started consuming drugs and alcohol to divert her mind from her problems. The self medicating helped her to concentrate on her work and keep on smiling for the cameras. Drugs weren’t helping her much but only making her mind heavy and sick. The things were going on but she was dealing with depression.
Things changed in 2010, while performing a sold out show in South America the things that are inside her. She was hiding the cutting, mental depression and no eating from the world. She basically, didn’t eat anything whole day and then performed for two hours without eating anything. She was living a lie. All this summed up and she had a nervous breakdown. She punched one of her background dancers backstage. The things had crossed the lines now. Her family sat down and told her she needed help. From October 2010 to January 2011 she underwent treatment for anorexia, bulimia, self harm, drug addiction & bipolar disorder. She went to rehab for three months. After getting her treatment done, she gained weight and she was in every tablet and the world wanted to know why she went to rehab because she was just 18. She answered every question very calmly and sophisticatedly.
She told everyone her story, what she was going through, why she was cutting and everything. After treatment she tattooed ‘STAY STRONG’ on both her wrists. She told everyone she was happy that she gained weight and she is curvy. She insisted everyone who is going through mental disorder to get a treatment and showed everyone that a better life is possible. In June 2011, she released her life changing mega hit “Skyscraper”. The song encouraged thousands of people. Today Demi is a role model for millions of people and so to all the people who got bullied. According to a report song Skyscraper decreased suicide rate in the USA. Afterwards, She released her third album ’Unbroken’ which was also went #1 in iTunes. Her inspiring journey helped millions and she won People’s Choice Award for ‘Best Pop Artist’ in 2012 against Pop megastars Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Pink.
In 2012 she was invited to judge one of the biggest reality singing show ‘The X factor’. She is the youngest person in the history to judge any singing show. She was the people’s favorite in the show and because of her demand and popularity she was invited for another season in 2013. She also reached a milestone in 2012 when she got her hand cemented on “Hollywood walk of Frame”. She is the only artist of her generation to do that. Later she released a book in 2013 named “Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year” which is now NYTs Best Selling book. Her success is not going to stop cause she is one the most honest celebs out there and she is living sober today and inspiring a generation of people.
In 2013 she released her fourth album Demi which went #1 in 50 Countries. She won a special award from government of America (APEDA) for promoting Mental Disorders and inspiring people to get treatment. In May 2014, Lovato was named the LA Pride Parade Grand Marshal of LGBT Community and the lead performer for NYC and LA Pride Week for her contribution to the LGBT community. Demi had no interest in forging a relationship with her late father, Patrick, after his divorce from her mother. Patrick died of cancer on June 22, 2013, at age 53. After his death Demi said that he had been mentally ill, and in his honor she created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program to help the people who can’t afford treatment fairs for mental illness. Today she is one of the most famous names in the music industry and she is currently on her world tour.
I don’t know if this story helped you to know Demi’s past because there is a lot more to write, but I’m not good at putting my thoughts into words. I’m her fan since I saw her TV show on Disney channel for the first time and she kind of hit my brain really hard. Since then I love her music, story, strength, style, everything. I also don’t know if my words are able to tell you the love and affection I have for Demi. You know she is not like normal stars. She is different. Mostly when celebs go in rehab, all they worry about is what their career is going to be after this, but not Demi. She is honest, so is her music. She spoke about everything so openly. She did something nobody would do. She proved recovery is possible. Demi has been through more than a life time worth moments and still she is strong. That’s why I love her.
I admire her so much. You know an artist’s music is way meaningful when she has gone through a lot, than the artist who makes trending music. Demi’s music gives a meaning. It proves that if an artist got an amazing voice, talent or just honesty, you don’t need to put the sexual scenes on your record. Her simplicity, elegance, honesty and grace makes way better music than trending ones. She is one of the few artists who write their own songs because their songs mean a lot to them. Demi’s songs come from her own thoughts, feelings, experiences. I love Demi and will continue to for the rest of her career and beyond. Everything she does is amazing and I’m proud to be a Lovatic.