Demi Lovato showed off her new blonde color while being honored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, DC.
The “Heart Attack” singer, 20, also trimmed her previously brunette tresses into a shorter bob, pushing her bangs to the side.
Looking chic in a white lace top and blazer, the X Factor judge opened up about the past demons she had to overcome during a speech at the mental health awareness event.
Recalling that tough period in her life, Lovato said she worried about the consequences of getting help — a fear she wished never occurred.
“You’re constantly asking yourself, ‘What will happen if people know my diagnosis?” she explained. “For me, it was more complicated. ‘Would I lose my career, doing what I love?’ … I pretended for a long time to be OK so that I could continue to work. And that’s why I’m here today, to tell young people who are asking themselves those questions, uncertain of what lies ahead, that they are not alone.”
The newly-blonde Lovato has recently been linked to actor Wilmer Valderrama, 33, whom she’s dated on-and-off since 2010.
Lovato confirmed that she’ll be back for the third season of The X Factor.