50 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Demi Lovato

From 'Barney and Friends' to singing and being a judge on the X Factor Show, Demi Lovato has shared with the world her ups and downs. Here are 50 interesting things about this rising star.

  1. Her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato.
  2. Demi was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico August 20 1992, but raised in Dallas Texas.
  3. She is part Mexican, Irish, Italian and English.
  4. Demi’s mom, Dianna Hart De La Gaza, is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country music singer.
  5. She started singing at a young age. The first time was at a kindergarten talent show where she sang "My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.
  6. Demi began acting at age 7 and met her long-time friend Selena Gomez on the set of Barney & Friends.
  7. She was the 2000-2001 Mini Miss Texas.
  8. The first concert she ever went to see was by Carlos Santana.
  9. Lovato didn’t have things handed to her. It took Lovato two tryouts at Disney before she was cast in “As the Bell Rings,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
  10. Later, she auditioned for Disney’s Camp Rock and Sonny With A Chance on the same day, and got both parts.
  11. Demi was bullied as a kid at school and as a result asked her mom to be homeschooled after seventh grade. "I had a really tough time when I was in middle school. People would write 'hate petitions' [about me] and send them around to be signed. They'd have CD-bashing parties of my demos. They'd come to my house, stand across the street and yell things. It was a very emotional time for me, and all I wanted to do was get away,” she told People magazine.
  12. In 2008, Lovato covered the Academy Award-nominated song, "That's How You Know" from Enchanted on the DisneyMania 6 album.
  13. She went to Applebees for her Sweet 16.
  14. She received her high school diploma through home-schooling in 2009, a year before her anticipated graduation date.
  15. Demi Lovato was the star of her own Disney Channel television show called Sonny with a Chance. She started this show in 2009, filming 16 episodes for the first season.
  16. On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut album, Don't Forget. Several of the songs on the album were co-written by the Jonas Brothers. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  17. Demi’s half-sister, Madison De La Garza, is famous too; she’s best known for being on Desperate Housewives as the daughter of Eva Longoria’s character Gabi. She also has a younger sister, Dallas Lovato.
  18. Her favorite place in the world is Kenya.
  19. She is 5' 3½" (1.61 m) tall.
  20. She knows how to play the piano and guitar.
  21. She used to wear a purity ring, like Selena Gomez and The Jonas Brothers, but she wore it as a necklace.
  22. Her role model is Kelly Clarkson.
  23. She used to be a vegetarian.
  24. She’s got “Stay Strong” tattooed on her wrist which help her stay positive.
  25. Demi has a tattoo on her right side which says "You Make Me Beautiful".
  26. The bullying she suffered as a young teen, she has admitted that she developed emotional problems and an eating disorder. This happened midway through touring with The Jonas Brothers, causing her to pull out and see help in 2010.
  27. She released a documentary about her time in the treatment center called Stay Strong.
  28. Guest starred in the hit medical Grey’s Anatomy as a suicidal 16-year-old girl.
  29. She also admitted to self-mutilating her wrists.
  30. In 2011, she said she has a bipolar disorder.
  31. In 2012, she won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist.
  32. All of her fellow cast members from Sonny with a Chance (2009) are featured in her music video "La La Land".
  33. Demi has a sweet tooth. She loves homemade Rice Krispie treats,” Aero bars and M&Ms.
  34. On her 18th birthday she bought her family a mediteranean style house, saying that giving her loved ones that was the best gift of all!
  35. She loves heavy metal music.
  36. Her favorite movie is Donnie Darko.
  37. She can quote every line from the movies Mean Girls and Girl, Interrupted.
  38. Used to have a YouTube show with her friend Selena Gomez called "The Demi and Selena Show".
  39. Her favorite colors are black and red.
  40. She is a huge Hilary Duff fan. “”I’’d love to have [Hilary Duff’s] career. I respect her a lot,”,” Lovato told "Access Hollywood.
  41. Lovato is also the national Hasbro "Hit Clips" spokes woman.
  42. In April 10, 2012, she almost ran over Paul McCartney while she was trying to park her car in Los Angeles. Oops!
  43. In 2012, she became the new ambassador for Secret's "Mean Stinks" campaign, encouraging girls to "gang up for good" to end bullying in schools.
  44. She is allergic to cats, some dogs and pine trees.
  45. Leonardo DiCaprio was her first celebrity crush.
  46. Her favorite show on TV is 48 Hours.
  47. Her bedroom is painted pink.
  48. She works with the Disney charity Friends For Change which promotes environmental awareness.
  49. Her favorite band is Paramore and her favorite song by them is Born for This.
  50. Inspirational quote she loves: “Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.”


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