The Daily Grind Video

When Demi Lovato’s name comes to mind, one thing follows: relief.

After battling child star fame, a rehab stint and growing up in the glare of the spotlight, the blue haired beauty has emerged from her past with polished talent, better equipped to take on the industry from multiple vantage points.

NYLON Magazine did the 21-year-old X-Factor judge justice when they tapped her as the cover girl for their December issue. Styled to NYLON-esque perfection, Demi opened up about her time as a Disney starlet, time management and why she decided to be honest with her fans about rehab.

Check out some excerpts from the interview below, as well as the Marvin Scott Jarrett lensed shots.

On Multitasking:

“I look at my life and think, ‘There’s not enough time.’ I co-directed my last two videos, and I have this dream of being behind the camera and one day directing my own movie. I want to host my own show and be a younger Oprah. I want to write songs for other artists. I want to be an author. I want my own makeup line, and my own skincare line. I want to do a lot more philanthropy work, and for a while there I thought I wanted to go to law school.”

On Staying Honest With Fans:

“When I went into rehab, I deleted my Twitter…I didn’t want to force anything. My parents came to visit, and I asked if people knew yet, and they said, ‘Yeah, it’s everywhere.’ And they were like, ‘How do you want to handle this? We can say it’s a personal time and we don’t have to tell them what you’re in here for, or we can just be 100 percent honest and show them that you can get through it and other people can get through it, too.'”

On Finding Her Own Look:

“When I was on the Disney Channel, I wanted to get my nose pierced in the middle, so that I could flip it up during filming, and flip it down at night to let the wild child side come out. Turns out, I didn’t need the nose ring.”

The full issue hits stands on Tuesday.