Demi Lovato in a Teen Vogue photo spread: does this even look like her at all?

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is featured in the November issue of Teen Vogue, and I almost didn’t recognize her at all in most of these pictures. She looks really different here, right? A lot of (unnecessary) airbrushing has taken place in this “Little Trailer on the Prairie”-styled shoot. Don’t get me wrong — the girl in this photoshoot is very attractive (crazy eyebrows and all), but it just doesn’t look like Demi at all in 3 our of 4 of the images, which is odd because the spread was clearly intended to promote Demi’s role in “X Factor.” The interview isn’t terribly interesting, but I do like what she has to say about Britney. Even more welcome is the fact that we’re not hearing about overwrought, diva feuds between Demi and Britney like we are with the “Idol” judges. Demi seems to genuinely like Britney, and here are some excerpts:

Demi Lovato

Her response to Simon’s “X Factor” offer: “It was a no-brainer! Right before I got the offer, I’d been sitting in a meeting feeling really discouraged [about my career], wishing I was further along. And I decided that I needed to stop thinking about what I wished I had and start thinking about what I was going to have. I was ready to do something new, and I wanted to put that out there, in the universe . . . and then he called, literally, a week and a half later.”

On Britney Spears: “Yeah, she was one of the first concerts I ever went to. She’s incredible. She’s such an icon that I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to find out that she’s really sweet and funny and quirky. We have so much fun. We’re the two girls on the show, so we’re always laughing together, and we kind of have each other’s backs.”

Her 4th album will be personal: “I love the way that Adele has carved out a path for a singer that’s very emotional, but I also love how Taylor Swift can do the same thing–she puts a lot into her songs yet they’re still very catchy. I will say that I’m tired of all the dubstep that’s on the radio right now–I think it’s going to be out in two months. I want to make something that people will listen to for a while, rather than something that’s just trendy. I feel like I’ve grown as a person, and I want my music to grow with me.”

On staying healthy after rehab: “Obviously, I sleep, eat right, exercise, and meditate. And even when I’m filming or touring, I keep up my daily routine. I know that I can’t miss my therapy appointments or things will get a little rocky, so I always put my recovery first. I’m consistently busy, but I make sure I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn’t have my best interests at heart. Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don’t care about what I’m doing. Most of them aren’t in the industry. Some of them don’t even know my songs!”

She’s single? “I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first. I’m really happy right now. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. But I feel so incredible. It’s like I’m living in a dream.”

[From Teen Vogue]

On that last note, I don’t buy Demi’s alleged singleton status at all. She’s totally still with her on-off-douchebag, Wilmer Valderrama. As for the rest of the interview, I’ve gone back and forth in my head over Demi’s issues — she’s not only bipolar but has a history of cutting, drug and alcohol abuse, and eating disorders — and I want to believe that she is very much committed to recovery. I know some of you don’t really believe that she’s been truly following the straight and narrow path and merely talks the talk, but we haven’t heard any incidents of bad behavior from Demi on the “X Factor” set, right? I doubt she could keep a lid on it for several consecutive months if she wasn’t committed to working on her problems on an ongoing basis, but I could be wrong.

This is the only picture in the entire spread that really looks like Demi. The rest are just … off somehow. I am digging the blue ombre braid on her — it’s nothing I could get away with, but it suits her pop music sensibilities.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Photos courtesy of Teen Vogue

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  1. marie says:

    that’s sad, she’s a pretty girl and didn’t need all the airbrushing, idiots.

  2. neelyo says:

    I thought the header pic was Kate Winslet.

  3. Charlotte says:

    The thumbnail pic made me think it was Kate Winslet.

  4. Amelia says:

    I wish eyebrows would stop getting forgotten about when people change their hair colour.
    Dark eyebrows against light hair looks so odd.

  5. virginia says:

    its because they airbrushed out her buttchin(sorry I don’t know what the proper term is), which is stupid because its not like she ugly.

    I don’t understand why magazines have to remove physical attributes for example freckles, is not like they make the person ugly.

  6. Miss Lafleur says:

    I think she looks great. It looks more like a make under than too much air brushing. We’re more used to seeing in in very heavy drag style make up, like on the X factor. Good for her!

  7. Mia says:

    She looks like that girl from The OC…I can’t even remember what her name was…but the girl that Seth? (the geeky guy into comics) dated after the brunette

  8. Bubbling says:

    I really like her cross tattoo on right arm!

  9. Brown says:

    It looks like she has slimmed down. When she came out of rehab she had some meat on her bones, but she looks pretty thin in these pics. Of course, the clothes are big and flowy so you can’t see much.

    None of the headshots look like her, especially the last one. LOVE the white dress.

  10. Emily says:

    She looks beautiful. Demi, please get better! :( (…and stay the f*ck away from Wilmer Valderrama!!!!!!!)

  11. lizzi says:

    for the love of god they need to stop trying to make this girl a blonde!! Just reinforcing the barbie stereotypes. Shes so pretty with her dark hair. Ugh.

  12. anica says:

    She looks like Elisha Cuthbert in these photos! I LOVE the hair color.

  13. serena says:

    Oh gosh the last picure…who is that? Surely, not Demi.

  14. Minky says:

    She looks like Diana Agron (spelling?) in that last photo…

  15. j.eyre says:

    I wonder what it is like to look at a photo of yourself and not recognize it? She is beautiful and I applaud what she has worked to overcome. I hope that message is reinforced to her, not that she would be more marketable as Kate Winslet.

  16. heatheradair says:

    Absent the spider lashes, she looks a heck of a lot prettier. I think that’s the main thing we’re missing — she typically nixes much blush in favor of KardashianFoundation & Lashes.

    Here, she just looks fresh-faced and soft and pretty and NORMAL.

    Also love: that the Teen Vogue people have the good sense not to force her to Tramp it Up. She’s covered up, pretty, tasteful (minus blue braid…..).

  17. Maritza says:

    The picture where she shows her tattoo is the only that looks like herself

  18. jwoolman says:

    This fad of everybody going blonde reminds me of junior high in the early 1960s, when almost all the girls bleached their hair for some insane reason – even the kid who was full Lebanese. It seemed so odd then, and still does. But then the urge to color hair has always baffled me. When I learned more about the physics and chemistry of hair coloring- I really felt sad for all those poor little natural pigment molecules, stripped out of their happy homes….

  19. Carolyn says:

    I want a photoshoot where I’m photoshopped to the max so I can look beautiful too! That’s a really nice set of photos but yes, so not Demi.

    PS it also doesn’t look like her because she isn’t smiling crazy (as she did all the way through Camp Rock movies which I have unfortunately seen because my daughter is 11).

  20. Amy says:

    Okay, the girl is not heavy but she isn’t stick skinny either (well she was pre-rehab but that was due to an eating disorder).

    Post rehab, she looked healthy and had gained some much needed weight. So they photoshopped her as super skinny. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t look like her?

  21. zenb!tch says:

    Obviously, I sleep, eat right, exercise, and meditate.

    I read that as “Obviously, I sleep, eat right, exercise, and MEDICATE.”


  22. savedbykittylitter says:

    She doesn’t even look like her in the last pic…

  23. Hm says:

    Really hard to tell. Here’s a pic of her w/ “no makeup” The nose seems more refined in the pics above, and she looks very tall and thin – thought she was more avg height, dunno.