When it comes to self-love, Demi Lovato practices what she preaches. The 23-year-old pop star has perfected the art of the no-makeup selfie while simultaneously shattering society's institutionalized beauty standards with her curves -- and she gives zero effs what you think about it.
However, Lovato wasn't always an advocate for body confidence. In fact, she's been extremely candid about her past body image issues. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer revealed that it was Kim Kardashian and her highly publicized curvaceous figure that helped her find the confidence to love herself, curves and all.
"When I was growing up, at the kind of age where your body starts changing and you want to be cool, it was in that era of when very, very, very thin people were the popular people in Hollywood, so that's what I had to look up to," she said.
However, everything changed when the Kardashians came on the scene in 2007. At the time, the former Disney Channel star was struggling with an eating disorder and seeing a curvy woman in the spotlight was just what she needed to overcome her mental blocks.
"That was the first time that I really associated curves with beauty, and it was just so new to me," Lovato said. "I remember thinking, 'Wow, that's so cool!' And even in a time when I was still struggling with food, I was able to look at Kim's curves and be like, 'I should really be proud of my curves,'" she added.
These days, everyone has an opinion on the Kardashians, but it's hard to deny their positive cultural impact on American body standards. Kim is unapologetically curvy -- and that body confidence is what gave Lovato the guts to strip down for her now famous, and insanely gorgeous, Vanity Fair shoot.
So, there you have it: Kim Kardashian's Internet-breaking body is also inspirational.