Demi Lovato (Getty Images)
"It's crazy," Lovato tells omg! about life as a blonde. "I never ever thought that I would go blond, but I'm having fun with it." As for the bangs, I just feel like myself again. It reminds me of being 15 again — when I was doing 'Camp Rock.' I don't know how long I'll keep them, but for the meantime it just makes me feel like myself."
Cowell goofs with Lovato while making handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre (Getty Images)
Something else Lovato is taking a stand against is bullying. She recently partnered up with Secret deodorant for their Mean Stinks campaign, which is an effort to bring an end to girl-on-girl harassment. "Well, it's not a surprise," she says of her involvement. "I've talked a lot about my past experiences. Most of my issues stemmed from the trauma of being bullied when I was 12 years old. I've also known people who have taken their lives because of bullying. It's something I never want to see happen again. So if I can put an end to it, I'm going to do anything I can to stop it."
Making the Mean Stinks pinky promise to end bullying at a NYC school (Getty Images)
Part of the campaign involves girls painting their pinky nails blue in a sort of pinky swear promise to end bullying, which led to a conversation about the celebrity nail art trend. Lovato says she's not a fan. "I don't like nail art," she says. "I used to be obsessed — I'd have a cupcake on one finger and leopard on the other. These days I'm a pretty simple girl when it comes to nails. I either wear clear polish, black or dark red — that's it." So we won't see her next album cover painted on her index finger? "I leave that to Katy Perry," she smiles.
Lovato with Perry on the red carpet (Getty Images)
So how does Lovato find time to balance all her projects with maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment? "I make time," Lovato says, sounding much older than her years. "I'm a really dedicated person. And I know that if I work really, really hard now, I can get to the place that I want to be in my career so that maybe in a couple years — or whenever I make it to that level — I can take a break." What would she do? "Travel the world. Spend a ton of time with my family. Maybe start a family," she says, shooting out ideas fast and furiously before quickly adding, "Years and years down the road."
Sounds like after a rocky road, she's got things figured out.
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