February 4th, 2009 11:38am EST
(Starpulse in Hollywood): Every week, Hollywood’s biggest stars are meeting in the hot spots of Beverly Hills, and Starpulse is there. After appearing in the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock with The Jonas Brothers last year, Demi Lovato joined the ranks of Disney teen idols like Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron. She got to perform at the inauguration and she has her own Disney Channel series now, “Sonny with a Chance.”
She hasn’t let fame go to her head, however. No entourage for this girl. “I still go to the mall,” she told Starpulse. “I still do things, and people don’t really recognize me. If I know that I’m going out and I could be at a place where people could recognize me, I just dress like a normal person and people won’t really pay attention. Don’t make eye contact with people.”
And she still gets homesick when she goes out on tour. “I basically started doing press and things like that in January, and I went home for probably a total of a week since then through August,” she explained. “My mom was there with my sisters, and I was with my step-dad the entire tour. There’s also a lot that people don’t see, how much we work, how much we’re separated from our families. It’s when we get to go on vacations with our families, and get to see the rewards that our sacrifices have given us, it’s just incredible. That’s why we continue to do what we love.”
She’s only been famous for a year, and people have already started picking on her. Be nice, bloggers! “I guess it’s [a challenge] just feeling beautiful, knowing that I’m different. I have a different body type than other people,” she confessed. “I’m not your typical skinny, tall girl, but I love my body that I’m in. One day I want to continue to help with bullying, or girls that feel insecure about their beauty, or things like that. I know that my purpose in life is to do more with the dreams that I have.”
“Sonny with a Chance” airs Sundays at 8 on The Disney Channel.