If you ever need a boost of confidence, look no further than the amazing Demi Lovato. Seriously, there’s a whole list of Lovato’s quotes that are all about living that positive life. One that’s standing out to us right now? This tidbit she shared with Teen Vogue: “The more confidence you have within yourself, the more you can bring out in others. It’s more about the way you feel over the way you look.” And Lovato proved that actions speak louder than words with a Snapchat she posted this weekend.
The 23-year-old singer snapped a photo of herself in a bikini grabbing some skin on her tummy:
“My body isn’t perfect, I’m not my fittest, but this is me!! And I love it,” she writes in the caption, along with a thumbs-up emoji. Lovato’s confidence is admirable. “I’ve never felt as confident in my skin as I do today,” she said. “A year ago, on tour, almost every inch of my body was covered by clothing, and it was because I was hiding behind so many layers. Once I started feeling better about myself, I felt better about showing more skin. I have insecurities about my arms, so to wear a tank top on stage is extremely liberating for me, and uncomfortable sometimes. It’s also a statement, like, ‘Hey, watch out. You’re no longer getting the insecure Demi that you’ve been getting for the past couple of years. I mean business now.'”
And this is why Lovato is a great role model. In a world full of beautifully air-brushed music videos and perfectly filtered Instagram photos, celebrities can seem like a whole different unattainable breed of human. But Lovato proves that she is just like the rest of us—people who feel both insecure and confident about their bodies all at the same time.