10:06 am - 07/17/2012

Demi's Full Self Magazine Q&A

Q: How have your friends helped you get healthy? @laurabrounstein
A: "I surround myself with people who make positive decisions and who have more interests than wanting to go to clubs and get wasted. My friends and I look out for each other, and I love just inviting everyone over to watch TV. I like Law & Order—except it makes me want to go out and inspect everyone on the street to see if they're a serial killer!"

Q: What's it like being the youngest judge on X Factor? @Thelexarlexie
A: "It's so much fun! I root for everyone. I mean, it's not the best feeling when you're watching someone and cringing. But when a person's confidence is magnetic, I don't even have to hear her to think, Oh, this girl has got something."

Q: How do you stay strong and fit? @LucyDanziger
A: "I work out five or six days a week for my peace of mind, not to lose weight. I switch it up, I run a few miles or bike from Santa Monica to Marina del Ray. I also love boxing or, when I'm sore, yoga. Sometimes, I'll do full out meditations where I can chant with my instructor. It helps me connect to how I'm feeling."

Q: What did you learn in rehab? @10ddlovato
A: "I've spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. Unlike a person who doesn't have these problems, I have to work on this stuff every day. I'm reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down."

Q: Why did you go public about your eating disorder? @jackierisser
A: "When I was younger, stick-figure thin was in and nobody was talking about eating disorders. I want girls to know that it's OK when they grow up and their body changes. I want them to be aware that certain things they might do to lose weight can be dangerous—life-threatening, even."

Q: People never talk about cutting. Can you explain it? @SELFmagazine
A: "There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin, that if I didn't do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn't care what happened. I had no fear."

Q: How was it to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? @pauladerrow
A: "Finding out I had a real emotional disorder helped me put together the pieces of the puzzle. I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I'm so depressed. Then, a few days later, I'd be on top of the world. It was really confusing. When I got diagnosed, my life made more sense."

Q: What do you do when you feel bad? @javistaystrong
A: "I had a really hard day this week. I was traveling and I didn't eat healthy or exercise. When I'm tired I get irritable and frustrated. I used to rule out certain days like 'Ugh, today has been so bad, I wish it were over.' Now I know it can get better."

Q: How does it feel to be a spokesperson for Love is Louder [the anti-bullying movement]? @RespectLovato
A: "When I was 12, I was bullied. It wasn't physical, but sometimes I'd say to the girls, 'Hit me! What you're doing verbally and online is so much worse.' That's when a lot of my issues spiraled out of control. The things they called me will stick with me for life. But going through that also made me stronger. Mean comments don't affect me the same way because I'm more confident. If I read something where someone calls me a bitch, I know I'm not, so I laugh at it."

Q: Are you in a much happier place than in the past? @niallsdotebabby
A: "Definitely. You can choose to work toward happiness or not. I used to expect it to come to me, but it takes more than seeing a therapist once a week. I make time for myself and meditate. And I haven't used my cell in three months! Subconsciously, it was a crutch. When a room gets quiet, what do you do? Grab your phone! Now I can sit and have conversations with people."

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electricblues 17th-Jul-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
refreshing to see her being honest about her friendship with selena. and i love that picture of her, i wish she realized how cute she could be if she kept it simple
orion_black 17th-Jul-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
D'aw. It's sad to finally see Demi admit they're not that close anymore. They had such a beautiful friendship, sigh.

Wonderful interview though.
laurenlip20 17th-Jul-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
what happen with demi and selena?
a fight?
x_donttrust 17th-Jul-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Painful to finally hear it. I guess time, fame, Demi's behavior and everything else got in the way. Nice interview, though.
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talklikelions 17th-Jul-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed that she can work out like that without overdoing it. I'm seeing my old nutritionist this week so she can give me a plan for exercise and meals, because I still can't go to the gym without going crazy over the calories I burn, and I've been in recovery for 3 years, 2 since I worked out a lot. I mean I used to make fucking calorie lists of what I'd eaten that day and cross each food off as I burned that calorie amount until I was negative at LEAST 200.
We all know that over exercising was one of her main ED problems, what with her running until she threw up, late night tweets about working out at 3 AM...

But then, she has professionals and trainers to monitor her so I guess that makes sense? idk I'm rambling.
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tarblacksoul 17th-Jul-2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
She's gotten a lot better about not talking out of her ass tbh. This interview is pretty good.
imahouseofcards 17th-Jul-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
" If I read something where someone calls me a bitch, I know I'm not, so I laugh at it."

astorpl 17th-Jul-2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
x_beccy_jonas_x 17th-Jul-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
This interview is pretty good :) It's nice to see her being honest about her friendship with Selena and I liked her answer about being bi-polar.
fuckingsookie 17th-Jul-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
this was a really good interview and i really liked the last question even though everyone shit themselves over it before they knew the real quote
fraitors 17th-Jul-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
cute interview
talklikelions 17th-Jul-2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
It's so weird to me that people think it's a horrible and awful and makes them cry blah blah about Semi not being close anymore. I mean, how many of us stay bffs with our high school friends? I'm still friends with maybe 2 of my good HS friends, other than that it's just the occasional "hello" or glancing through their FB to see what they've been up to. People drift apart when they grow up, it's natural. The world will keep turning, life goes on.
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royan_rawss 17th-Jul-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
What did she say about Selena? I'm on my phone and the post refuses to fully load.
stolemyheartx 17th-Jul-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
"Selena and I aren't as close as we used to be, but she'll always have a place in my heart"
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