Demi Lovato Isn't Interested In Copying Miley Cyrus' Career Path: 'I Am Who I Am'

'If I can accomplish half of what she's done, it'd be an honor, but I'd like to do it as Demi,' actress/singer says.

She's on the road, she has an album on the way, and her acting résumé includes gigs with the Jonas Brothers and Barney the dinosaur. But is all that enough to make Demi Lovato the next Miley Cyrus?

It turns out the "Camp Rock" star would rather just be herself.

"I am who I am," Lovato told MTV News "I'd like to be Demi Lovato. If I can accomplish half of what [Miley's] done, it'd be an honor, but I'd like to do it as Demi."

And she seems well on her way. "Camp Rock" fever has already ignited a sequel, and she recently wrapped work on another film. She's also on the road with the Jonas Brothers and getting ready to drop her debut album this fall.

"The best part is the very second that I run out onstage after they say, 'Ladies and gentlemen, Demi Lovato,' " Lovato said. "I run out and people scream. It's surreal, because I go to concerts and I'm the one screaming, and [now] they're excited for me. It's just a great feeling."

It's heady stuff for a 15-year-old, but Demi has an even bigger master plan. She hopes to keep making films, maybe take a stab at writing (books and screenplays), then someday — like, by the age of 40 — start directing. Yeah, it sounds big, but Demi doesn't plan to listen to anyone who tells her she can't do it all.

"You can listen to everything people are saying and either get crushed or totally get a big head," Lovato said. "You take everything with a grain of salt. You focus on what you love doing and being yourself. That shouldn't change anything, should it?"