“X Factor” judge Demi Lovato covers the November 2012 issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands Oct. 15. The singer looked beautiful on the cover, sporting a white Guess blouse and floral printed Marc Jacobs skirt and a blue braid.
Here’s what the 20-year-old entertainer had to share with the magazine:
On her role as a mentor on X Factor: “There’s so much more to it than just being a talented singer. I’m going to help them mentally prepare for everything that’s coming—like, all these things that have happened to me recently, I really attribute them, in part, to the work that I’ve been doing on myself. The second that I became more centered and aware of who I am, my performances got better, and I was better able to relate to people. For a long time, I was pretending to be someone that I wasn’t, and I was miserable. When I came out and said, ‘I’m human, I’ve got problems, but I’m willing to share them,’ that’s when I started to really connect. I’ve just begun working on my fourth album, and I want to do that in my music too. I’m tired of songs that don’t have much emotion in them.”
On keeping good friends close: “I’m consistently busy, but I make sure I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn’t have my best interests at heart. Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don’t care about what I’m doing. Most of them aren’t in the industry. Some of them don’t even know my songs!”
On dating rumors between her and Niall Horan: “He’s a really awesome, sweet guy. But he’s not my boyfriend…. I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people—or love them—but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first. I’m really happy right now. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. But I feel so incredible. It’s like I’m living in a dream.”
On follow female stars Taylor Swift and Adele. . “I love the way that Adele has carved out a path for a singer that’s very emotional,” she said. “But I also love how Taylor Swift can do the same thing — she puts a lot into her songs yet they’re still very catchy.”