It was only the other day that we brought you Demi Lovato’s body-positive and just downright epic shout-out to curvy ladies.
Now, the Confident pop star has gone one step further, laying it all bare for an unretouched and make-up-free photo shoot with Vanity Fair.
The 23-year-old raven-haired beauty was shot by the famous photographer Patrick Ecclesine at a hotel in Manhattan. And the results show just how comfortable the star has become in her own skin.
The rules for this impromptu shoot were simple: ‘no makeup, no clothes, no retouching.’
The combination of these three things could strike fear into anyone, but not Ms. Lovato.
The only clothing to be seen in the entire shoot was a t-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘CONFIDENT.’
The singer revealed the reason why she took the decision to completely strip down, in so many ways, for this shoot: ‘when I think of ‘confident’, I think of many things, but one thing in particular is feeling comfortable in your own skin.’
‘I would never have thought that I would have ever gotten to a place in my life where I would feel comfortable doing that. It’s empowering.’
‘It shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues.’
Just a day after the tragic passing of her great-grandfather, who she considered to be one of the most important people in her life, Demi arrived to meet with the photographer. According to Vanity Fair, Demi said: ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short.’
‘I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying… this is who I am.’
‘I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.’
The full series has been published on the Vanity Fair website.
Pretty incredible, huh?
By Laura Jane Turner