Demi Lovato has had a roller coaster year, which seems to be the only thing anyone associates with her, but tonight she had a good night. She looked absolutely glowing on the Teen Choice Awards blue carpet as she reunited with Selena Gomez. However, it was inside that she was given a very special — for the Teen Choice Awards — honor.
Lovato received the Acuvue Inspire Award, but not before presenter Tyler Posey reminded the audience of Lovato’s rather dramatic year (which included a stint in rehab to deal with “physical and emotional” issues). A little awkward. However, it was apparently Lovato’s post-rehab initiative that earned her the award.
In addition to the Acuvue Inspire Award, she also recieved the award for Choice Summer Song for her recently released single, “Skyscraper,” which is also, coincidentally, about her struggles.
She happily accepted the award (thanking Acuvue first and foremost) before reminding the audience that “love is louder.”
Some have labeled the award Choice Pity Party similar to when Britney
Spears was given the Ultimate Choice Award back in 2009 following her
very public breakdown.
So was the award well-deserved? Or were the Teen Choice Awards just playing up Demi’s personal problems for emotional effect?