“There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy,” Lovato, who battled eating disorders, says on an episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Tuesday. “I want to be that for a 13-year old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.”
When Lovato finished treatment, she decided to be outspoken about the pressure she was facing.
“It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine, and that’s what I was looking up to,” she says. “That’s what I had to idolize. I don’t want that for young girls to idolize.”
However, she is grateful she received help.
“But if I hadn’t gone into treatment,” she continues, “I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I’d be alive today.”
They say one person’s trash is another one’s treasure, and that is kind of the case with Amy Winehouse. Winehouse’s teenage diary was found in a London trash can which reveals an interesting side to the singer. The diary was written in 2001 when Winehouse was 17.
On a list that includes handwritten reminders to get a “treadmill” and “buy car,” the singer also wrote, “get teeth fixed.” It also says that she dreams of buying a flat in London.
Winehouse’s rep tells PEOPLE she wants them back. “Yes, they are hers,” her rep confirms. “They got thrown out by mistake and she’s in the process of getting them back now.”
She also gets a tad more personal saying “live like the bombshell I really am” and revealing feelings for a guy named Felix, by writing, “There’s too much sexual tension.”
So, do we like this vulnerable and sensitive side of Winehouse?