Post Adolescence Pop Princess Demi Lovato has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. Although her ticket to fame was her squeaky-clean image -- c'mon, she was on Barney & Friends -- navigating the glitz and glamour of Hollywood can turn even the purest of heart into stone. Demi has long been open about her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. She's now recently elaborated about the severity of her hard-partying antics and her difficult journey to recovery. Not only is her willingness to open up about her addictions commendable for sheer courage, but she's powerfully paved the way for an entire cultural discussion about childhood fame, suicide, and drug abuse.
When so many of our generation's young starlets have descended into a downward spiral into what seems to be an ego-induced madness, it's time to re-evaluate the impact of adolescent fame. Whether it's Amanda Bynes hurling bongs out of a window or Britney Spears shaving her head before flying into an umbrella-laden rage, it's undeniable that living the high life can take a harsh toll on the psyche. Especially in light of the easily-influenced world we live in, it's of significant importance that people realize fame and fortune doesn't come without its price. What Demi has done is encourage a conversation. She's shown that no matter how emotionally defeated we may become at times, there's always light at the end of the tunnel.
Deep feelings aside -- this is a fashion site, after all -- let's keep things lighthearted, shall we? Aside from killer looks, a killer career and a killer personality, Demi Lovato's got a killer fashion sense that becomes increasingly evident as time passes. With an incredible talent for mixing a hard edge and an ethereal, hippie-chic vibe, Demi continues to turn heads on red carpets all over the world. Here are my picks for Demi's Top 5 Best Looks Ever.