17 Celebrities Who Escaped The “Child Star” Stereotype
Demi Lovato is another Disney kid who rose to fame when she landed a leading role on one of the production company’s hit TV shows. She played the titular Sonny on the show Sonny with a Chance, and also landed the leading role in Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers. Demi was vocal about her struggles at the time and decided to quit the Disney Channel to go to rehab for an eating disorder and substance abuse problem. She came back though and really stepped out of the child star stereotype when she began pursuing her solo music career and has since landed TV gigs including as a judge on The X Factor in 2012 and 2013. She’s won countless awards for her music, including an MTV Video Music Award and multiple Teen and People‘s Choice Awards.
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