In the name of body-positivity Demi Lovato is baring it all in her new Vanity Fair photo shoot.
The “spontaneous, nude, make-up free” shoot took place this week with photographer Patrick Ecclestine. Demi was “suddenly inspired” to pose for a series of portraits with only three rules.
Those were: “no make-up, no clothes, no retouching”- and she looks incredible!
In her interview with the magazine, Demi explained where the idea for the shoot came from:
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short,” she said. “I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life?”
Just days prior to the shoot, Demi’s great-grandfather Buddy Moore passed away aged 83.
She told the magazine that she was inspired to live in the moment:
I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw?
Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”
Demi, who has been open about her previous struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction; explained that she would never have imagined getting to a point where she felt comfortable enough to do a nude shoot.
“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 skin.”
Ecclesine explained that Demi had very limited experience posing nude before and when she arrived at the shoot, at midnight emotionally and physically exhausted, he felt he “had to be respectful of that and tread lightly.”
"When I left her at three in the morning, she gave me a quick hug and thanked me for making her feel pretty. I thanked her for her confidence," he concluded.