Cosmopolitan for Latinas has named Demi Lovato its Fun, Fearless Latina of the Year, the magazine announced on April 30, 2014. She graces the cover of the magazine’s Summer 2014 issue, which goes on sale on May 6, 2014.
Cosmopolitan for Latinas released quotes from the interview that Lovato did in that issue:
On inspiring young girls:
“When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world. And because I didn’t have that, I realized, I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.”
On keeping her bipolar disorder in check:
“It’s a daily thing. I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works. That’s what works for me – medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”
On her career:
“I’m very proud of how far I’ve come, but I definitely want to win a Grammy one day, and I dream of winning an Oscar. I want to continue to tour and build my fan base and make music that will last for decades.”
On when she feels the sexiest:
“I feel sexiest when I’m comfortable – this means when I’m in my element onstage, and also when I’m wearing a T-shirt, jeans, my leather jacket, and no makeup!”
Other people who were Fun, Fearless Latina award winners for 2014 include actress/activist Rosario Dawson, singer Jasmine Villegas, actress Jordana Brewster, singer/actress/author Thalia, immigrant rights innovator Grisel Ruiz, Pipeline Fellowship founder/CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera, National Latina Institute of Reproductive Health executive director Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Union City Music Project founder Melina Garcia, chef Lorena Garcia, military sexual abuse advocate Regina Vasquez, congressional hopeful Amanda Renteria and gossip blogger Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira and who is the only man on the list.
As previously reported, Lovato is set to make an appearance as a presenter at the first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 1, 2014. NBC will telecast the three-hour show (which is presented by Clear Channel Entertainment) on May 1 at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT. NBC and the iHeartRadio Music Awards made the announcement on April 21, 2014.
In addition, Lovato received a nomination for Best Fan Army for her group of devoted fans called Lovatics. The other nominees in the category are Ariana Grande’s Arianators, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Austin Mahone’s Mahomies, Rihanna’s Rihanna Navy and Taylor Swift’s Swifties.
Other artists who will be appearing on the show as presenters include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Imagine Dragons, Chris Martin and Lorde. Performers at the awards show include Blake Shelton, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Pitbull, Shakira, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire and Ed Sheeran. Those set to make appearances include and more.”
Lovato was a judge on “The X Factor” U.S. in 2012 and 2013. In December 2013, she quit the show at the end of the show’s third season because she said she wanted to focus on her music career. Fox cancelled “The X Factor” U.S. in February 2014.
Lovato’s “Neon Lights” North American tour took place in February and March 2014. The opening acts were “X Factor” alumni Fifth Harmony (on all tour dates), Little Mix (on select tour dates) and Cher Lloyd (on select tour dates).
Frankly Chat and Clear Channel co-hosted “iHeartRadio Live With Demi Lovato” at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif., on April 14, 2014.