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Demi Lovato sheds light on pressure of being ‘hyper-feminine’ to keep career going

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American singer and actress Demi Lovato has explained the fears they had about ‘living their truth’ and embracing the ‘hyper-feminine image for the sake of their career.

The singer, while in conversation with trans boxer Patricio Manuel on their 4D with Demi Lovato podcast, shed light on their worries about their career taking a hit if they started living their truth.

“I know what it’s like to have your dream feel like it can hold you back, but it’s quite the opposite. Now that I am living my truth, my art has just become that much greater because my art is a reflection of who I am. So now that I’m able to be more transparent with the world in who I am, they can see my art better. And they hear it better,” said the 28-year-old.

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“I was so afraid, at times, of what my career would look like if I wasn’t that super sexy hyper-feminine pop star. My career doesn’t matter as much to me now as it does living my truth,” they added. The Skyscraper crooner further said that they could relate to Manuel when he said he turned his career of boxing into his “gender odyssey.”

“I thought I was embracing my masculine side when I was training. I was able to step foot into my masculinity more. Maybe that’s why I was attracted to the sport,” Lovato said while talking about mixed martial arts.

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