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Video: Behind the scenes at Demi Lovato's totally nude photo shoot

A screen grab from the Lovato video, via Vanity Fair
A screen grab from the Lovato video, via Vanity Fair

The pop star said she did the racy shoot for Vanity Fair because: I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free."

The 23-year-old actor and singer was scheduled to do a shoot with the magazine to promote her new album but when photographer Patrick Ecclesine turned up at her hotel, Lovato's mood made the shoot go in an unexpected direction.

Her great grandfather had died the day before and that inspired her to go for a much more revealing shoot.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short,” she said.

“I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a fuck and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”

And she did. 

You can see the full photoshoot on Vanity Fair's website and the behind the scenes footage is below.