‘I think it’s way cooler to be above the influence than under the influence’
Disney actress-singer tells Seventeen about hitting rock bottom
By: Joyce Chen
After a rough 2011, Demi Lovato is ready to kick off 2012 with a new outlook on life, and a new definition of “sexy.”
“I think sober is sexy. It’s cool,” the Disney songstress tells the February issue of Seventeen. “I think it’s way cooler to be above the influence than under the influence.”
In the issue, Lovato, 19, speaks candidly about last year’s downward spiral, which ended with her checking into rehab.
“I’m not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain,” she says of her troubles.
But throughout her healing process, Lovato says she found two huge pillars of support in her fellow tween queens Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
“No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each other’s lives,” she says. “[Miley Cyrus and I] are very strong-headed, so when we fight, it’s brutal and we’re like, ‘We’re never going to be friends again!’ Then two days later, we’re like, ‘I love you and I miss you!’
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