Demi Lovato was honored at the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City, after being named as Time‘s 100 most influential people this year. So major! Aside from being honored, Demi also gave the audience a treat by performing during the gala.
She shared a photo of herself wearing a stunning blue dress on Instagram with the caption that said, "So honored to be a Time 100 honoree!!"
Arianna Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post, wrote Demi's essay for Time saying some incredibly touching words about the singer.
"It seems like Demi Lovato has already led many lives. The singer, songwriter, actor and activist, who made her acting debut at age 8, has done so much and been through so much, that it’s hard to believe she’s still only 24. But she hasn’t just grown up—she has grown in wisdom," Arianna wrote.
"Now Demi is using her hard-won wisdom to benefit others. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, instead of hiding it she partnered with Be Vocal, a campaign devoted to getting people to speak up about mental illness and the stigma around it. She has also been a public role model, unashamedly chronicling her struggles with substance abuse (she is now five years sober) and eating disorders. And having been bullied as a child, Demi has taken up the cause to protect other children," she continued.
"Demi Lovato is a remarkably talented artist and performer. But her courage, honesty, and willingness to use her own experiences to help others are what make her a true star."
Wow. Demi has been in the public eye for so long and has continued to grow up in front of her fans. She has used her voice to talk about issues in the world that need addressing and she never shies away from speaking up for what is right.
Congratulations to Demi on this huge accomplishment, and we are sure this is just the beginning for her.
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