Demi Lovato Is Celebuzz's 2011 Woman of the Year!

Over the past year, a myriad of celebrities have been riding high thanks to their talent, personalities and good deeds. A hefty amount of consideration to even narrow a category like Woman of the Year down to a final few candidates was absolutely necessary given the sheer amount of celebrities doing great things both on screen and in real life. One, however, stood out as a star that has gone far and beyond expectations both professionally and personally this year, and that person is Demi Lovato.

Back during the first days of January, Demi's year ahead was entirely up in the air, and things could have gone either way. Having just left a treatment facility for eating disorders and opening up about being bullied in her past, Demi's entry back into the spotlight after two months away raised a lot of question marks. Could she handle the pressure Hollywood tends to put on today's young stars? Would there be too many distractions? Was she really ready? As it turns out, yes, yes and yes.

While some stars who are forced to deal with their demons tend to go into a form of celebrity solitary -- blocking out the media and their fans entirely while trying to work on themselves -- Demi used both mediums to her advantage. Her fans were an absolute essential part of her recovery, a notion she made clear during her first public statement after treatment:

"I can't tell you how much light you guys brought into my life in probably the darkest time in my life. Without you guys, I wouldn't be here today ... I can't wait to see you in person and thank you guys individually. I love all of you and I couldn't have done this without you."
It was that honesty and bright-eyed thankfulness that helped Demi stay focused on her recovery -- and turn the worst time in her life into one of optimism and responsibility. Not only did she work on her own issues, but she became a spokeswoman aiming to help teens and anyone else who might also face the same woes she was dealing with. Gone was the notion of selfish celebrity, and here was a woman looking to use her negatives to help turn the lives of others around.

With her own life in order and a new set of priorities motivating her, now it was time for Demi to turn to music so she could channel all of the pent up emotions accumulated over the previous months. The product of it all turned out to be well worth the wait, as Demi released the soaring hit single "Skyscraper" -- a metaphor for Lovato's struggles and triumphs that she had just recently faced. Not only was it an autobiographical tune, it also served as a motivational tool thanks to lyrics like:

"You can take everything I have / You can break everything I am / Like I'm made of glass / Like I'm made of paper / Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground /  Like a skyscraper!"

With "Skyscraper" becoming a number one hit on iTunes and a smash hit on other charts (and garnering nearly 40 million views on YouTube), it was clear that Demi not only hadn't lost a step, but that her newfound confidence would only serve to make her a better singer and person. That carried through the rest of the year as well -- and we can't wait to see what 2012 brings for Miss Lovato.

Cheers to you, Demi.

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  • James

    two beautiful angles

  • James

    Demi you look great.

  • livesinafairytale

    This wasn't the best look. I'm so happy for her and all the confidence she's gained but I like her other more classy outfit choices better. (:

  • Ariela Cevalles
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  • Ariela Cevalles
    Ariela Cevalles

    what does the tattoo say?

  • Ariela Cevalles
    Ariela Cevalles

    demi could be her daughter.

  • Ariela Cevalles
    Ariela Cevalles

    purry hair.

  • Ariela Cevalles
    Ariela Cevalles

    aww old friends reunited. demi misses sel. they dont look the same age yet they are. sel looks great

  • Ariela Cevalles
    Ariela Cevalles

    She's so pretty. A nice figure to no homo .

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  • boris

    she is beautiful demi lovato

  • boris

    he is beautiful demi lovato

  • Danielle Santos
    Danielle Santos

    OMG! Demi you deserve it! I love you so much, you're my inspiration for everyday...Thanks for just be the way you are! P E R F E C T! I love you so much, BY BRAZIL @daniellesantosT Danielle

  • Frini

    You know it...!! i love her with all my heart like you and i will always support her because she is not just a random person on this earth but she is an inpiration to me and a lot of other people... <3

  • brianna reeb
    brianna reeb

    She doesn't deserve it. I swear, most of the fame she's suddenly gotten out of nowhere ever since she came back was just from people who felt pity for her.

  • Lucy♥

    Esto es solo una muestra de que ella es GENIAL ♥

  • fdira

    Congrats Demi you deserve it, and so many more awards and happines!

  • leighia

    I love Demi, congrats girl!

  • Saad

    Demi Lovato,you are the best!!I always believed that you will go very far in this field because you are talented,beautiful and confident!I will always love you and support you through your good and bad times!Not only girls like you but we guys are also crazy about you!You absolutely deserved to be the woman of the year!Love from Pakistan and do come to Pakistan.We love you!!!

  • DemiPLZgetbetter

    But she is SOOOOOOOO not well. Demi is doing terribly and some of us fans are willing to admit it. She is back to her old ways. I hope she goes back to treatment asap :(

  • linabel

    me gusta como actuas

  • Isabella

    I ♥ you and your songs and especially the Skyscraper! I love Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2. And that your song "This Is Me," "Can not Back Down", "This is Our Song," "It's Not Too Late," "It's On" and "It's a new day."

  • Ashlee

    you are a highly ignorant human being.

  • Flopii

    I Love You sooo Muchh Demii ♥♥

  • IsabellaKatherine

    She totally deserved this! Love Celebuzz for chosen Demi,she needed it!! I LOVE DEMI WITH ALL MY HEART AND I'LL ALWAYS DO!

  • ez

    demi truly deserves this,how many celebs actually admit they have a problem and willing seek help to help them with doing so,she has come out stronger and is more confident with who she is so if you do not have anything nice to say,don't say anything

  • @AdrianaBrazil11

    She has a wonderful gift. She can touch people's hearts with her ​​art. She's amazing. LOVE DEMI FOREVER .

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  • Naveen

    I'm so proud of Demi!! She deserves this! Well done! Love u...and always be strong!!! <3

  • E13lder

    Learn your facts before you comment Demi Lovato is not a Junkie and she got help for her problems most celebrities would be to scared she did so much to help girls with the same problems she went through and I think Demi Lovato is amazing and she deserves this award more than anyone else.

  • Sin

    She is a junkie, a cutter and a decent singer. This gets her Woman of the Year?!!? Pathetic choice. How much did her publicist pay to have this award given to her?

  • Lynne

    amazing! I love her so much. ♥ :) #Lovatics will be with her no matter what happened.

  • @AdrianaBrazil11

    She was born with a gift: touches all hearts. She´s incredible talented. She deserves the best. I LOVE DEMI

  • Rayssa

    Just because of an eating disorder? If you do not know what she went through, then it is better to be silent ... because she has gone far beyond an eating disorder! Demi woman to be elected in the year, was much more than they deserved ... that's enough! I love Demi, Lovatics fact we all love you ♥:)

  • VONiie

    I'm sorry, I get she had a rough year last year but please stop kissing her ass. Yeah she can sing, yeah she's battling a eating disorder but there's other artists out that have been through a lot and has done so much for others also. But don't get me wrong, she deserves this but she only got it because of an eating disorder. Really?

  • Angie Arroyo
    Angie Arroyo

    Demi ,..! You are te best..! U are the light of my life..! I share everything that happens u in good for all the Lovatics..! We are really proud of u ..! We love u Dem ..!

  • virena

    Someday Demi is gonna win a Grammy. <3

  • frida

    I love when Demi has straight hair, she looks so cute!

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  • Grune

    WOW amazing! Love you Demi, please do a Unbroken World Tour in 2012!

  • LovaticFaith

    Demi deserved this more than ANYONE else. She literally has been THE woman of this year, no one else came close to even touching how much she's done this year. We're all so proud of you Demi! <3 You're honestly so amazing, and you're what keeps up holding on. I love you<3

  • Jessica

    I'm so proud of you Demi! You go girl! <3

  • marion :D
    marion :D

    Wooow this is amazing!! I love DEMI ♥ please come to Chile!

  • kk

    I am ECSTATIC at this!

  • lover

    Just stunning

  • Jellu

    OMG I am freaking happy that Demi is the Woman Of The Year! She so deserves it and I love her soooooooo much, and will always love and support her!! Congrats Demi :)