“I had a lot of people that I looked up to when I was younger that weren't the best role models, so for me, it's a responsibility to hold myself accountable and to be that inspiration for young girls and even people who are older than me,” she adds. “I have a little sister and I wouldn't want her looking up to other people who don’t necessarily use their voices for good.”
“I think what inspires me is remembering that I deserve to be the best that I can be and also knowing people look at me as a role model -- it gives me the fire to continue to be strong and try to show people that there’s so much more to life when you take care of yourself and when you are able to be all that you can be,” she tells ET.
“I keep hearing the term "thigh gap” more and more frequently,” she tells ET. “I feel like when things like that are set in society's ideal of what beauty is, and it's repeated over and over, it gets put into your brain.”
“If you have one naturally, then great, embrace what you have. But, if you don't have one naturally, you don't have to starve yourself or engage in unhealthy behaviors -- if you don't have a thigh gap naturally, it doesn't mean you aren’t beautiful,” Demi continues.
Demi is the face of The Radiant Collection from Tampax, a campaign that aims to help young women feel confident 100 percent of the time – a partnership perfect for the “Skyscraper” singer.
“I wanted to partner with the radiant collection because it represents confidence and there’s a certain women empowerment vibe that comes with that and that’s what I stand for -- women empowerment,” she shares.