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The ac­tress bravely opens up to J-14 about her love-hate re­la­tion­ship with her body.

Bathing suit sea­son is here — and Demi Lo­vato isn’t afraid to show off her shape! What’s her se­cret? “Love your body the way it is,” she tells J-14ers. “You don’t have to have a thigh gap to be beau­ti­ful. Love your curves!”

There’s no doubt about it: Be­ing a girl can be tough. And it’s es­pe­cially hard when it comes to to­day’s beauty stan­dards — just ask Dove Cameron. You see, like 88% of Amer­i­can teens, the Liv & Mad­die star ad­mits that there was a time where she se­verely bat­tled with body in­se­cu­ri­ties.

“My con­fi­dence just dropped!”

In fact, when it comes to the pres­sures that teens are un­der to look per­fect, Dove says that she’s been there. “I’ve strug­gled with it in­tensely,” she con­fides to J-14. “I had a cou­ple of years where my self-es­teem was on fire and ev­ery­thing was great from like ages 15-17. Then, I had a cou­ple of rocky years when I was 18 and 19 where my

“In ev­ery day life, it’s like you’re sup­posed to be re­ally skinny and have a su­per tiny waist — and that’s not right,” Bella Thorne says. “Peo­ple shouldn’t tell you what you should look like. Beauty is more than

just one size.”

“True hap­pi­ness is tak­ing care of your body,” Dove tells J-14ers. ▶ Demi is all about cel­e­brat­ing her curves! ▶ Bella isn’t go­ing to let beauty stan­dards de­fine her!

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