Demi Lovato stripped down for photographer Patrick Ecclesine to show off her newfound sense of self acceptance. The star, who lost her great-grandfather the day before the spontaneous photoshoot, told the Vanity Fair photographer what inspired her. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk?
Photos: Demi Lovato’s Spontaneous, Nude, Makeup-Free Photo Shoot
It was half past midnight when Demi Lovato announced that it was time to take her clothes off. Quite frankly, neither could I. After shuttling from meeting to meeting, we ended up at the Greenwich Hotel to meet with the Philymack team. The topic at hand was Lovato, whose great-grandfather Buddy Moore had died the day before. Lovato considered him one of the most important people in her life, and McIntyre and his team were concerned. At midnight, an emotionally drained Lovato arrived sans makeup, hair pulled back, carrying her Yorkiepoo, Batman. I had photographed Lovato once before, so she smiled and said hello, then plopped down in a chair.
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Demi Lovato has a new nude photo shoot with Vanity Fair , but it's not what you might expect. The pictorial was not any sort of pre-calculated media stint, but rather Lovato was looking to making a statement about confidence, posing without any makeup or retouching in the buff. It's empowering me and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues and you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin. Lovato has publicly discussed her battles with eating disorders in the past, so for her to expose herself in this way holds significant personal importance. The whole photo shoot came together with a sort of right-place-at-the-right-time scenario, so to speak. Lovato's great-grandfather Buddy Moore had died the day before and when she showed up they discussed her sadness. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident?
The year-old singer has boldly posed for Vanity Fair magazine without any clothes, makeup or retouching, and admits it's a huge progression from her past history of suffering from eating disorders. Speaking in a video accompanying the sexy photoshoot, Demi said: "In the past I suffered from eating disorders and I basically went from hating every inch of my body to working on myself and figuring out ways to love myself and love the skin that I'm in. Story continues below. The 'Cool for the Summer' hitmaker chose to pose naked as she prepares to release her new album 'Confident', and believes the title reflects feeling "comfortable in your own skin". She explained: "I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching. I would never have thought I'd get to a place in my life where I'm comfortable doing that.