The 16-year-old Sonny star talked about her 7-year-old sister, who plays Juanita Solis, the daughter of Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) in Desperate Housewives. She told JJJ last month, “My little sister has the type of body where she’s going to be really really tall. She’s going to stretch out when she gets to puberty, which is what I did. When I was on Barney, I was really heavy. Then I lost a lot of weight and I got taller. I hope that my little sister can see that. I mean, she’s gorgeous, and she knows she’s gorgeous, but I want her to know that when she’s my age, she doesn’t have to be stick thin.”
UPDATE: Demi updated her Twitter, saying, “My little sister is BEAUTIFUL…. I can handle discrimination and “haters” on me. But BACK OFF my little sister… I get it if people write things on gossip sites about me, and other teen actors and singers, but if you are old enough to be typing on a computer, you have NO right to bad mouth a 7 year old little girl who is just living her dream.”
I am so proud of Demi. Sticking up for her sister that way was amazing. Woohoo Demi. Also, I love her outfit.