In a new interview with Complex, Lovato revealed that the Keeping up with the Kardashian stars gave her the #fitspiration she needed to love her own body.
“When they came into the spotlight, they kind of revolutionized what beauty was when it came to body shapes,” Lovato explained. “For so long, it was the heroin-chic ’90s supermodel thing, and I feel like, when the Kardashians came into the picture, people started to look at it because it was different. They were like, ‘You know what? That’s actually really beautiful.’ From then, I noticed that Beyoncé was thicker, and Nicki Minaj is thicker. When I say thick — like when I call my thighs thick — I love it. I think it’s a good thing. Watching them really helped me learn to accept my body image, too. I’m not naturally super thin. I have an athletic body. I just have to embrace that. There are days when it’s hard to, but more and more, there are days where I’m actually proud of my body.”
Lovato’s self-acceptance can definitely be seen in the promotion of her new album Confident, which has a sexier feel than Lovato’s previous work.
“It’s liberating,” Lovato said of embracing her sexuality. “It’s not like I have something to hide. I went to this pool party, and somebody got a picture of me in bad lighting. It was just cellulite city. I saw it, and I cringed at first. Then I read the caption underneath, and it was like, ‘I’m so proud of this girl. She’s real. Even though she may have cellulite, she’s not letting it stop her from rocking this bathing suit. She looks awesome. She’s worked hard.’ I saw that, and I replied to it. I was like, ‘At first I cringed when I saw this, but this makes me so happy to see.'”