In response to the recent Instagram pic she posted showing Demi at her first VMAs, she told Access Hollywood: "The very first time I ever went to the VMAS and I just looked so bony and fragile and unhappy. Yes, I was at the VMAs and I was 16 and I was having an incredible time, but at the same time I was miserable."
She added, "I look back at that and I think you know what, I may have been thinner then, but I am so happy that I am healthy today and I have curves which are a lot sexier than what I was aiming for. I think curves are beautiful and I feel great."
Demi gives credit to fuller figured celebs like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, who embrace their curves, explaining, "When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight... [They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing."
She continued, "I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian... [they] completely revolutionized what our generation's view of perception of what beautiful is and I really think that they had a huge impact on that. You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin and I like to carry that message on."