How Old Was Demi Lovato as Sonny Munroe in Sonny with a Chance?

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Demi Lovato starred with her sister Dallas Leigh Lovato in Sonny with a Chance, an American sitcom created by Steve Marmel. It aired for two seasons on Disney Channel from February 8, 2009, to January 2, 2011.

Demi Lovato portrayed the titular character on Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)Demi Lovato portrayed the titular character on Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)

Already an established actress, Demi was cast in the lead role as Sonny Munroe, a friendly and well-intentioned teenage girl from Appleton, Wisconsin who lands the main role on her favorite comedy sketch television show, So Random!.

Demi Lovato turned 16 on August 20, 2008, just one month before the first season of Sonny with a Chance started filmingDemi Lovato turned 16 on August 20, 2008, just one month before the first season of Sonny with a Chance started filming

Sonny with a Chance began production on September 15, 2008, when Demi Lovato was 16-years-old. The first episode aired on February 8, 2009.

Why did Demi Lovato leave Sonny with a Chance in Season 3?

Due to Demi Lovato’s decision to leave Disney Channel, the popular show ended after the second season. At the time, the young actress was battling an eating disorder and feeling overworked.

“I don’t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery,” she told People Magazine in April 2011. “Being in front of a camera would make me nervous.”

“When I went away to treatment for the first time, you were my biggest inspiration coming out of it because you dealt with all of those pressures of being a woman on TV,” Lovato told her Sonny with a Chance co-star Tiffany Thornton during a pre-recorded virtual chat in April 2020.

Demi Lovato starred as Allison Jade "Sonny" Monroe, the titular character and principal protagonist of Sonny With a ChanceDemi Lovato starred as Allison Jade “Sonny” Monroe, the titular character and principal protagonist of Sonny With a Chance

“I looked at that as, ‘I wish I had that so bad.’ Yes, I probably was happier in my head with whatever I looked like at the time. But I’m so much happier now with the mentality that you have. I look back now and I’m like, Man, it’s a shame that we wasted any energy on what we wore on set.”

After Demi left the show, Disney rebranded the already-renewed third season of Sonny with a Chance as a spin-off titled So Random!.

Playing the titular role in the Disney Channel original series Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011), Demi Lovato won Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy at the 2011 NCR ALMA AwardsPlaying the titular role in the Disney Channel original series Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011), Demi Lovato won Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy at the 2011 NCR ALMA Awards at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 10, 2011, in Santa Monica, California

Demi Lovato is no stranger to the New York Times Square on New Year’s Eve — remember when she had to share the stage with newly broken up couple Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas?

In December 2015, the singer shared the stage once again, as she was asked to usher in 2016 by performing some of her best hits at the annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”

Demi Lovato wears her hair down at the New York Times Square for the annual "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" celebrationDemi Lovato wears her hair down at the New York Times Square for the annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” celebration on December 31, 2015

Wilmer Valderrama’s then-girlfriend arrived at the New York Times Square in a graphic tee, black jeans, and the black fur coat that she was to later wear on stage.

Demi Lovato wears a black fur coat at New York City's Times SquareDemi Lovato wears a black fur coat at New York City’s Times Square

The singer opted for her comfortable and trusty ol’ Prada boots, which she was seen wearing a few months earlier.

Demi Lovato wears a fur coat as she greets fans on New Year's EveDemi Lovato wears a fur coat as she greets fans on New Year’s Eve

Demi even took a video of the celebrations once the clock struck midnight, which showed her on the stage with Wiz Khalifa, Carrie Underwood, and Charlie Puth.

Demi’s favorite Prada boots are still available online! Head on over to Farfetch or Nordstrom to grab a pair while they’re still on sale.

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