Demi Lovato says she has the Kardashians to thank for her body image.
The 23-year-old goes topless on an inflatable banana for her cover with Complex magazine, and in her interview the singer said the Kardashians “revolutionized” what beauty meant when it came to body shapes.
“For so long, it was the heroin-chic ’90s supermodel thing,” Lovato said. “And I feel like, when the Kardashians came into the picture, people started to look at it because it was different.”
“From then, I noticed that Beyoncé was thicker, and Nicki Minaj is thicker,” Lovato said. “Watching them really helped me learn to accept my body image, too.” (RELATED: Demi Lovato Talks Past Drug Use: ‘I Wanted To Sabotage Everything Around Me’)
“When I say thick—like when I call my thighs thick—I love it. I think it’s a good thing.”
“I’m not naturally super thin. I have an athletic body. I just have to embrace that. There are days when it’s hard to, but more and more, there are days where I’m actually proud of my body.” (RELATED: Former Disney Channel Star Releases Shockingly Scandalous Music Video)
But while Lovato may look up to these people as far as body types go, she doesn’t hang out with them.
“I’ve grown up with [celebrities]. I’m not the type of person that’s on Instagram posting pictures of me and tons of my best friends. I have my core group, and they’re the type of people that will be there for me in the middle of the night.”
“My closest friends who aren’t necessarily famous are so awesome.” (PHOTOS: Selena Gomez Forced To Hold Her Cleavage Together)