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Demi Lovato posed nude in unretouched Vanity Fair shoot because 'life is too short'

Singer/songwriter and actress Demi Lovato performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Singer/songwriter and actress Demi Lovato performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Demi Lovato poses naked for Vanity Fair
Demi Lovato poses naked for Vanity Fair
Demi Lovato attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato with her dog Buddy Pic: Instagram
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Demi Lovato decided to strip down for a new photo shoot with Vanity Fair because she feels “life is too short” to play it safe.

The 23-year-old Cool for the Summer singer shot a spontaneous nude editorial with photographer Patrick Ecclesine for Vanity Fair magazine and she was inspired to do so by the deaths of her loved ones - her great grandfather Buddy Moore and her dog Buddy.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short,” she explained to the publication.

Demi’s forthcoming album Confident is scheduled for release on 16 October.

Demi Lovato poses naked for Vanity Fair
Demi Lovato poses naked for Vanity Fair

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The songstress considers the LP her most liberating work to date and her raw Vanity Fair shoot is just an extension of the new emotional dimension she has stepped into.

“I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am,” she shared. “How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a f**k and this is who I am.

"I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”

Demi Lovato with her dog Buddy
Pic: Instagram
Demi Lovato with her dog Buddy Pic: Instagram

Demi has been very vocal about her past struggles with addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.

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The star is amazed by how far she has come in terms of personal development.

“I would have never thought that I would have ever gotten to a place in my life where I would have felt comfortable doing that,” she said in a behind-the-scenes video of the Vanity Fair shoot. “It’s empowering and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues. And you can feel comfortable and confident in yourself.”

Demi Lovato attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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