Introducing The Cover Star of Cosmopolitan UK's August/September Issue, Camila Cabello
Born in Havana, Cabello spent the first few years of her life between there – where her mother is also from – and Mexico City, where her father is from. The family emigrated to the US and settled in Miami, Florida, when Cabello was around seven years old. Her memories are patchy from that time, but the ones she does have revolve around music and making new friends by bonding over a love of Disney’s The Cheetah Girls. She didn’t speak any English at first, which contributed to her shyness as a child.
Then at the age of 15, spurred on by her love for One Direction, Cabello decided to audition for the second season of the American version of The X Factor.
"I think pretending is a form of psychological torture and brings the most anxiety. We do that so much in our society and culture. We’re constantly hustling and putting on a smile when we don’t feel good."
Interview By: Olivia Blair
Olivia Blair is Talent Editor at Hearst UK, working predominantly across Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. Olivia covers all things entertainment and has interviewed the likes of Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Timothée Chalamet and Cynthia Erivo over the years.
Photographer: Christine Hahn
Christine Hahn is a Photographer based in New York. Specializing in beauty and portraiture.
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