15 Things Even the Most Hardcore Lovatics Might Not Know About Demi Lovato
If you're a Lovatic, you definitely know that Demi Lovato's full name is Demetria; that she grew up in Dallas, TX; and that her acting career began at age 10 with Barney and Friends. But do you know how she met her beau, Wilmer Valderrama? Or her favorite ice cream flavor? Read on for 15 fun facts about the badass pop star, who is having an incredible year with the release of her album Confident, then check out her incredible style evolution and take a look back at her best performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
She loves getting manicures.
Her favorite self-care routine is getting her nails done. "It sounds silly, but if I go weeks without getting my nails done, I must find an hour to get a manicure," she has said. "It just makes me feel better."
She owes her relationship to Voto Latino.
She's a big Selena fan.
Growing up, she was a Selena fan — especially after seeing the movie about the Tejano singer's life. Oh, you thought we meant the other Selena?
Her mom can bring it on.
Her mom, Dianna, is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
There's a beach she can't wait to visit.
The one place in the world she's never been but still wants to visit is Fiji. "I want to go so bad!" she told the British talk show This Morning in 2014.
When it comes to ice cream, she goes classic.
Her favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough.
She had a big reason for being homeschooled.
She struggled with bullying in middle school, so much so that she decided to be homeschooled — but in an epic "Bye, haters!" move, she worked so hard that she graduated high school a year early.
Jennifer Lopez is one of her good friends.
She vacationed in Park City, UT, for New Year's Eve last year with Jennifer Lopez. "To wake up and she's in her sweats with no makeup and still looks flawless, you're kind of like, 'What the f*ck? You're not even human,'" Demi told Complex in its October/November 2015 issue. "But she's so real and chill. I love her to death."
She's going to be in Iggy Azalea's wedding party.
She met BFF Iggy Azalea last year at Jennifer Lopez's Halloween party. The pair are so close that Demi is going to be a bridesmaid in the Australian rapper's upcoming wedding and was even present for the proposal.
She has a special place in her heart for a certain food chain.
Demi had her Sweet 16 at Applebee's. True story!
She recently overcame her biggest fear.
To overcome her fear of sharks, she swam with them. She and Wilmer dove with black tip sharks in Bora Bora in 2014. (Not to worry — Demi says black tip sharks don't eat humans.)
She has a past in Texan pageants.
She was Miss Mini Texas in 2000.
Her family was in politics.
Her great-great-great-grandfather Francisco Perea was a member of the Congressional Delegation from the State of New Mexico.
Her favorite princess is not Elsa from Frozen.
She might have sang "Let It Go" for Frozen, but Cinderella is her favorite Disney princess. She's also very aware of the weird stories surrounding the animated characters. "Take Ariel," she wrote in a 2013 BuzzFeed post. "She's 16 years old. Gave up her identity. Married a guy that she didn't know and had never had a conversation with only three days after meeting him!"
She loves ghosts.
She goes ghost hunting and even has a personal, spooky ghost story.