Demi Lovato turns 20 today! Feliz Cumpleaños!
CORRECTION: The slideshow originally stated that Lovato was born in New Mexico, but her record label said that her representative could not confirm her birthplace.
Here are five things you didn't know about Demi:
"Demi" is just the beginning...
...of her name that is. The star's complete name is: <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1416215/bio" target="_hplink">Demetria Devonne Lovato!</a> Quite a mouthful, maybe fans should just stick with Demi.
Her Mother Was A Cheerleader
Before raising the star, in 1982 Dianna Hart De la Garza was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys! Nowadays she cheers on her three daughters and apparently doesn't sit on the sidelines. <a href="http://www.dallascowboyscheerleaders.com/history/watn.cfm?id=F6337218-D0CB-3383-352D6DD803C5A683" target="_hplink">"Today I have 3 daughters in the entertainment industry - Dallas Lovato, Demi Lovato, and Madison DeLaGarza - and I help run our family artist management company, DLG Entertainment, Inc., as well as our production company, DeLaGarza Entertainment, Inc., here in Los Angeles," said De la Garza.</a>
Barney and Friends
Everyone knows Demi as the Disney star from Sonny with a Chance star and Camp Rock movies, but where did it all begin for Demi? Ten year-old Lovato was cast alongside (future) best friend Selena Gomez in Barney & Friends. Don't believe us? Check out this video of the two splashing and singing in the pool!
"The Demi and Selena Show"
Demi takes friendship seriously, if starring with her best friend Selena Gomez on movies like Disney's "Princess Protection Program" wasn't enough, why not star in their own show? The duo broadcasted the "show" on YouTube and caught the attention of many fans. Check out the video of the two answering fan questions and being their quirky selves.
We all know Demi hit a rough patch in her personal life a few years ago, but the mental and physical scars of those times are not forgotten. The Disney star has eight tattoos, most of them supportive messages to herself. Her two most known tattoos are the ones that cover her wrist "cutting" scars. "I think scars are like battle wounds--beautiful, in a way," Lovato told<a href="http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2011/11/demi-lovatos-second-chance#ixzz2465FUpt2" target="_hplink"> Glamour</a>. "They show what you've been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. My tattoos say "Stay strong." "Stay" on one [wrist] and "strong" on the other. Now I'm able to look at them and be thankful for being alive. I think that I've been blessed over the past year to be able to start over." Want to know the story behind all 8 tattoos? <a href="http://demilovatotattoos.com/" target="_hplink">They have their own website!</a>
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