The pop star recently appeared completely naked and makeup-free in a new series of photos for Vanity Fair shot by celebrity photographer Patrick Ecclesine.
She says: “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short,” Lovato told Ecclesine. “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 I don’t give a fuck and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free.”
“The reason I decided to do this photo shoot was because when I think of confident I think of many things, but one thing in particular is feeling comfortable in your own skin,” Lovato says in a video, also accompanying the photos. “I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching.”
“It’s empowering and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues and you can feel comfortable and confident in your own skin,” she says. “In the past I suffered from eating disorders and I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself.”