Singer Demi Lovato says her Latino roots are one reason she learned to love her curves.
In a recent interview the singer spoke about the importance of “self-care,” plugging in her new skin care collection and how she now realizes how her Latin background has impacted the way she views her body.
After overcoming an eating disorder of her own as young on-screen teen Lovato explained how she keeps her past eating habits at suppressed and works on her self-esteem.
“It’s very easy for my old eating habits to kick in, so I follow a pretty strict routine,” Lovato told Glam. “I don’t like to call it a diet, because for me it’s medicine. I have a nutritionist who sends me meals wherever I am on the road. This makes everything super simple.”
Lovato also said that a big part of loving yourself is taking care of yourself, which was one of the reasons she recently launched the skincare line Devonne by Demi.
Lovato also admitted that she took her Mexican roots for granted as a child.
“Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture,” Lovato said “I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white.”
Over the years, however, her Latino background has changed the way she views her own body.
“I tried to conform to what everyone thinks is beautiful,” Lovato continued. “But my genetics gave me a curvy figure, and I’ve come to understand that in the Latina culture, that is beautiful. I no longer look at my body and think, Oh my gosh, I have such a fat butt. Or, I hate my thighs. On some days I don’t love them. But, you know, that’s one of the things that makes me me.”