Demi Lovato is fully embracing her curves and credits fellow stars like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian for helping herself and others embrace their natural bodies.
Access Hollywood caught up with Demi, who is busy prepping for an upcoming world tour and is also the new face of Skechers Women's Footwear, and she chatted about how far she's come when it comes to her body image.
Demi recalled the first time she attended the MTV Video Music Awards, telling Access how she looked was not reflective of what was going on in the inside.
"The very first time that I ever went to the VMAS and I just looked so bony and fragile and unhappy. Yes, I was at the VMAs and I was 16 and I was having an incredible time, but at the same time I was miserable," she said when asked about a recent montage she posted on Instagram of herself over the years at the VMAs.
"I look back at that and I think you know what, I may have been thinner, but I am so happy that I am healthy today and I have curves which are a lot more sexier than what I was aiming for," she told Access. "I think curves are beautiful and I feel great."
Demi gives credit to her fellow curvy stars for helping to pave the way for a fuller look.
"When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight… [They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing," she said.
But times have changed, and Demi welcomes it.
"I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian… [they] completely revolutionized what our generation's view of perception of what beautiful is and I really think that they had a huge impact on that. You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin and I like to carry that message on," Demi told Access.
Adding, "Look at J.Lo, look at Scarlett Johansson, Sophia Vergara, Beyonce – who I don't really consider human, she is more like a goddess – they have amazing figures it's more realistic and achievable."
-- Jesse Spero