As one of the judges on ‘X Factor’, Demi Lovato managed to score herself the Teen Vogue cover for November 2012.
The 20-year-old singer, with blue dip-dyed hair was transformed, from the Topshop stud-adorned looks we all know her for, for soft floral pieces by Marc Jacobs, Topshop and Guess which were shot by Jason Kibbler.
She talks to the mag about everything from working with Britney Spears, friendship, her music career plus she addresses rumours that she’s dating One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Extracts from Demi’s Teen Vogue interview are below. Teen Vogue’s November issue hits shelves on October 15.
On working with Britney Spears on ‘The X-Factor’: “She was one of the first concerts I ever went to. She’s incredible. She’s such an icon that I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to find out that she’s really sweet and funny and quirky. We have so much fun. We’re the two girls on the show, so we’re always laughing together, and we kind of have each other’s backs.”
On life outside of her musical career: “I’m consistently busy, but I make sure I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn’t have my best interests at heart. Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don’t care about what I’m doing. Most of them aren’t in the industry. Some of them don’t even know my songs!”
On rumours that she’s dating Niall Horan from One Direction: “He’s a really awesome, sweet guy. But he’s not my boyfriend…. I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people—or love them—but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first. I’m really happy right now. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. But I feel so incredible. It’s like I’m living in a dream.”
On how she takes care of herself two years after checking into rehab: “Obviously, I sleep, eat right, exercise, and meditate. And even when I’m filming or touring, I keep up my daily routine. I know that I can’t miss my therapy appointments or things will get a little rocky, so I always put my recovery first.”
Credit: Jason Kibbler for Teen Vogue