Demi Lovato Thanks Fans and Friends for Support After NSFW 'Vanity Fair' Photo Shoot

by Dino-Ray Ramos 1:01 PM PDT, October 03, 2015
Playing Demi Lovato Thanks Fans and Friends for Support After NSFW 'Vanity Fair' Photo Shoot

Demi Lovato has the best support group ever.

Many people were shocked when Vanity Fair released images from the 23-year-old's "spontaneous" nude, makeup-free photoshoot, but her fans and friends gave her an overwhelming amount of approval for the photos.

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After the pictures were initially shared online, it wasn't long before the hashtag #WeAreProudofYouDemi started trending on Twitter. The "Cool For Summer" singer wasted no time returning the love, writing, "This means everything to me. You have no idea… Thank you so much. #CONFIDENT."

Demi's celebrity friends also took to Twitter to show their support for her. Clipped star Ashley Tisdale, gushed "I think @ddlovato is an extremely beautiful person inside and out. That is all." Demi retweeted the gushy note and added, "You are the sweetest... Love you."

Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony also chimed in. "Girl. You are SLAYING!! So proud of you. Can't wait for your album!! Love and miss you so much!" she tweeted.

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The stripped down and unretouched photos were taken by photographer Patrick Ecclesine a day after the death of Demi's great-grandfather, Buddy Moore. The 23-year-old singer was emotional during the shoot, but the series of photos reflects her "Confident" state of mind -- which just so happens to be the name of her new album.

"If there's one thing I've learned in the past week, it's that life is so short. You have to act upon your instinct and do what makes you happy," she told Vanity Fair. "It feels good to be real. It feels liberating to be free. And I've never had an album that better represents who I am."

The former Disney star adds, "When you ask me what makes me feel confident, it's when I'm being authentic, when I'm saying I don't give a f**k and this is who I am."

Demi has been open about her struggles with body image in the past and is now a supporter of having a body-positive attitude. Watch the video below to find out how she learned to embrace her sexy curves.