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Demi Lovato on Her New Fabletics Collection: 'It's All About Being the Best Version of Yourself'

Demi Lovato x Fabletics Collaboration
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Demi Lovato x Fabletics Collaboration

Although it’s five months into the new year, 2017 is off to a great start for pop singer Demi Lovato. The first-time Grammy nominee hit the Grammys stage for a Bee Gees tribute in February, was hailed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in April, and joined Cheat Codes in their "No Promises" visual which dropped on Tuesday (May 16). Now Lovato is tackling a new creative medium: fashion. 

After meeting actress and Fabletics founder Kate Hudson, coincidentally at the gym, Lovato was keen on being a part of Hudson’s sportswear endeavors. “We connected, and she’s just a really cool person. So when Fabletics came to me with the offer, I knew I couldn't resist. It was something that was the perfect fit,” Lovato tells Billboard exclusively.  

Proceeds from the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection directly benefit the United Nations Girl Up initiative. The focus is on their SchoolCycle program, which works with UNFPA to give girls bicycles, spare parts and maintenance training to provide a quick and safe mode of transport to school. 

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Demi Lovato x Fabletics Collaboration

For Lovato, who champions self-love and body confidence, the charity aspect of the capsule collection is a necessary element. “I’m all about female empowerment, and I think anytime you can empower other women to be a stronger, better version of herself, I’m all for it,” she says. Adding that her advice for girls who are feeling upset or lacking self-confidence is "don't allow anything to get you down. It’s all about being the best version of yourself. Whether you have to do daily affirmations and tell yourself that you’re beautiful, you’re a rock star or strong. You just have to do it."

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Demi Lovato x Fabletics Collaboration

Lovato makes time for morning workout sessions six times per week where she does a variety of strength and stamina building moves through MMA fighting along with weight training, conditioning, and strengthening exercises with a personal trainer. "I really don’t like pushups, but I like burpees because I feel like I’m doing something [effective] and those are probably my favorite [exercise move]." Lovato also notes that she enjoys listening to hip-hop and rap music while training, including "Unforgettable" by French Montana ft. Swae Lee [of Rae Sremmurd] and "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar

As for what's next in her 15-year career? A YouTube exclusive documentary and new music, naturally. "I’m releasing an album later this year, so my fans can look forward to that. It’s more soulful and I want to go more R&B with it."

To purchase Demi Lovato's Fabletics Collection, click here.