Popstar Demi Lovato was definitely not the only celeb at the MTV Video Music Awards who dared to bare on the red carpet. But for her, rocking a red, cleavage-bearing dress was an act of confidence and proof that she's come a long way.
Yesterday, Lovato posted an Instagram collage of her VMA outfits from 2011 to now. She captions the photo as follows: "This picture makes me feel so many mixed emotions. I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for spanx to flatten my stomach because I used to feel so heavy and 'fat.' Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones. It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could've been living the happy and healthy life I live today. It TRULY just goes to show you that your perceptions can lie to you. Fortunately looking at the picture of myself in the red dress yesterday, I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I've had from my fans, friends and family, but...I also feel...beautiful. I'm so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest. Thank you guys once again. I love my Lovatics. I love you. And never forget that staying strong is worth it."
Lovato revealed publicly that she suffered from an eating disorder in 2012 and has documented her journey to self acceptance in an MTV documentary special, monthly column in Seventeen magazine and speaking about it to many other outlets. It's refreshing to see that she seems to be taking to heart the lyrics that inspire her many teen fans.
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