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The dish on Demi Lovato and her courageous comeback

Not only did Demi Lovato come out with her smashing hit “Tell Me You Love Me,” but she showed fans around the world about her life with her youtube original documentary Demi Lovato Simply Complicated.

According to Demi Lovato’s official website, she is Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist, and businesswoman. Not only that but she is also one of the biggest names on social media with an engaged combined following of over 145 million.

Although Demi Lovato had difficult childhood it never stopped her from performing her music. Photo courtesy of  Ralph Arvesen

Even though her following is large, her youtube documentary reveals some much more about her to her fans.

At the start, Demi Lovato discusses her childhood. Lovato talks about her father who was an alcoholic and drug addict, and how his addictions affected her growing up. Though it was tough, Demi learned how to express her feelings through music.

As a young child, she entered beauty pageants that her mother placed her in. And of course, for her talent act, Demi Lovato would sing. A few years later, her singing career took flight.

Demi and her family worked to find an agent for her until one day she booked Barney, the friendly, giant purple dinosaur. From that point on she was consistently working on singing, acting, dancing and continuously took lessons.

The pressure was on for her to find new jobs to work, and she started with commercials and finally landed a role in the Disney Channel called As the Bell Rings. And after her TV show, she finally made it big with Camp Rock.

The manager for the Jonas Brothers took notice of Demi’s talent and wanted to manage Demi. And over almost overnight Lovato became a celebrity and after she was officially and the next she was on a plane with the Jonas Brothers.

Demi Lovato still struggles with her eating disorder but she is determined to stay strong. Photo courtsey of  Ralph Arvesen

At the ages of 15, Demi Lovato felt the pressure increase when the fame started to creep into her life. She began doing things that she believed that other people would like versus what she wanted.

While in Columbia on her Camp Rock Tour, she invited people over for a party. Being caught with alcohol, weed and with Adderall, Demi Lovato enters treatment and learned that she was Bipolar.

At age 18 she was hooked on Cocaine and became difficult to work with. People began to wonder if she would ever become sober. Finally, her team asked her to give up her cell phone, the same cell phone that helped her to get drugs, and were bad influence had access to her.

In the end, she finally became clean from the drugs and was living in an apartment, with roommates with chores.

Living her life best she could, Demi Lovato began to struggle with her eating disorder after her breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Wilmar. But day by day Demi learns to love herself a little more.

Demi Lovato uses her music to empower herself and others. She uses her voice to move people to be the best that they can be and to have confidence in themselves.

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Destiny Peterson
Destiny Peterson
I am a senior at Gull Lake High School. This is my first and unfortunately last year in Newspaper. This will be my second year in the Performing Arts Company and will run Track and Field for a third year. I plan to go to college for a writing career and am really excited to get started.

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