Demi Lovato in the past has talked about her struggle with self-conscious issues, body image issues and eating disorders.
17: Have there been times recently when you feel like it could be so tempting to go back to your old dangerous habits, like eating disorders?
DL: Yes, there have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner. But I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it's a life-long disease. I don't think there's going to be a day when I don't think about food or my body, but I'm living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.
But, in the new October issue of Vanity Fair, Lovato decided to step out and show the world her bare, unfiltered beauty. Such confidence is evoked in this makeup free, no retouching, very little clothes shoot under the lense of Patrick Ecclesine.
Empowerment comes in all shapes and forms, and for Lovato it comes in the shape of a eye-opening yet vulnerable shoot.