Demi Lovato has been keeping busy these days, as she promotes her new album Confident, starts a new record label with former Disney pal Nick Jonas and appears in a nude spread in Vanity Fair. However, even with this all going on the young pop star has found the time to add, “signed model” to her resume.
The 23-year-old “Cool for the Summer” singer just signed her first “major modeling” contract with Wilhelmina, which is one of the top modeling agencies that has signed such stars as Robyn Lawley, Ellar Coltrane and Nick Jonas.
Earlier today, Demi released a statement saying:
“I’m thrilled to sign my first major modeling contract with Wilhelmina. I’m very excited to see where our work together will go creatively as I enter the next phase of my career and continue to develop as an artist.”
Alex Vaickus, CEO of Wilhelmina Models, also released a statement about Demi joining the label. Stating, “We are so thrilled to represent such a sophisticated, confident and talented woman, as Demi. She has proved that she is an accomplished singer and actress, and we look forward to seeing her success within the modeling realm.”
Demi made waves last week when she was featured in Vanity Fair, in a completely un-retouched and nude photo spread. Along with the photos, Demi talked candidly about her past struggles with body image and an eating disorder. Demi explained, “the reason I decided to do [the Vanity Fair] photo shoot was because when I think of confident I think of many things, but one thing, in particular, is feeling comfortable in your own skin. I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching.”
You can now listen to Demi’s fifth studio album, Confident, which is available on iTunes.
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Radio hosts of Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O Show learned the hard way that certain subjects are off limits with the girls of Little Mix. The girls – Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – did not react well when the interviewees asked them about One Direction’s upcoming album release date being the same as Justin Bieber.
Surprisingly it wasn’t the One Direction aspect of the question that struck a nerve with the band; it was because of Justin Bieber! You may recall that former One Direction member Zayn Malik abruptly ended his engagement with Perrie earlier this year. However, it wasn’t One Direction that got the girls of Little Mix fired up; it was the fact that they are constantly asked about Justin Bieber.
When asked about the Biebs, Jade responded, “To be honest, I’m sick of talking about it…. just about the whole Justin Bieber thing.” Perrie interjected saying, “it’s a bit of a touchy subject.”
Radio hosts, Kyle and Jackie tried to understand why the girls were so frustrated, in which Jesy explained, “We’re here to promote our single. We don’t really want to talk about Justin Bieber…”
Jade continued to express her frustrations saying, “We want to talk about our music, and then we get asked about him all the time. What’s the point? What’s the point? What’s the point?”
Shortly after Jade and Jesy stormed out of the interview, reportedly in tears.