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Demi Lovato MTV Preview: ‘I Never Thought I’d Be a Role Model’

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Some more details, including a trailer, have been revealed about Demi Lovato‘s previously top-secret upcoming MTV special, ‘Demi Lovato: Stay Strong,’ which is set to air on MTV on March 6 at 10PM ET. It’s a one-hour documentary that begins in the Fall of 2011, as Lovato faces life after rehab and navigates the long, involved recovery process, which didn’t cease when she signed out of a treatment facility.

Fans will ride sidecar with the ‘Skyscraper’ singer as she enjoys Thanksgiving in Dallas, Texas with her extended family and hits the road for her first tour in recovery mode. There’s a cute scene of her doing vocal warm ups backstage in the trailer.

Viewers will also accompany Lovato as she returns to the treatment facility she initially checked into in October of 2010, speaking to the girls who are there and thanking the staff who assisted in her own journey.

In the trailer, Lovato confesses, “I never thought I’d be a role model.” She also said that she hated it when that tag was first assigned to her pre-rehab and when she first started in the industry.

She states, “I battled depression, developed an eating disorder and thought there is no way I am going to get better. It ended up driving me insane.”

Once she got over that hump, she admitted, “Why not air all my secrets?”

She continued, “I wanted to share my story but I knew it had to be honest, it had to be real. I have daily challenges but so do many kids who are struggling to feel comfortable in their own skin. If opening up and sharing my story inspires even one person to stay strong or to get the help they need, I’ve succeeded.”

That approach really has worked for her. She could have refused to talk about her situation and her issues, which many crisis PR campaigns aim to do. Instead, she embraced candor and honesty.

The last seconds of the trailer are so poignant, as Lovato says, “I am not fixed. This is a daily battle, but I continue to work my butt off. I want to be a legitimate role model.”

It’s full circle for Demi Lovato.

Watch the ‘Demi Lovato: Stay Strong’ Trailer

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