Get an Exclusive Look at Demi Lovato’s *Allure* Photo Shoot

For our January issue, we played dress-up with Demi Lovato for a stunningly beautiful (if we do say so ourselves) photo shoot. In the picture above, the singer shows off her natural freckles—she was wearing barely any makeup and no foundation for the shoot—her awesome undercut, and a killer ear cuff by Alexis Bittar. Lovato also opened up to Allure‘s Danielle Pergament in her interview, speaking out about her past, her beauty routine, and the new life chapter she’s beginning.

After struggling with bullying, drugs, and bulimia, Lovato cleaned up in 2011 and has since spoken candidly about her problems. “I acknowledge the past,” she told Pergament. “Yes, it happened, but I’ve told this story a million and one times. It’s time for a new chapter in my life.”

Here, go behind the scenes with Lovato during her shoot, where she discusses her guilty pleasure, what makes her feel sexy, and why she’s thankful for Kim Kardashian:

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