By GalTime's Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow
Photo by PR PhotosDemi Lovato, who was confirmed to be joining the panel of X Factor alongside Britney Spears, will be a good role model for contestants on the hit FOX show.
The 19-year-old was very open about her battle with depression, drug-use and bulimia, and experts believe her experience could prove to have a positive influence on her generation.
Clinical psychologist Vivian Diller, Ph.D., told Celebuzz:
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''Demi has been outspoken and inspiring to others about how you pick yourself up after you've been down. She may be very good, because she cares a lot. Let's hope that she uses that to be a fair and empathic judge. She could potentially be a good role model for others.''
Simon Cowell even admitted he chose Demi for the coveted role because he believes young viewers will be able to relate to her:
''Demi's had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She's young, confident, and enthusiastic. I