Since this sexy senorita came onto the music scene, we’ve all been dying to know a little more about her. After her departure from Fifth Harmony, we’ve got to see a little more of who Camila Cabello really is – a funny, humble and fearless singer.
So, if you’re dying to find out every small detail about this Cuban goddess, you’ve come to the right place!
Here, we uncover 20 cool Camila Cabello facts that you didn’t know until now…
1. Her Real Name isn’t Camila Cabello
We may know this young star as “Camila Cabello”, but believe it or not, that’s not her full name. Her real name is actually “Karla Camila Cabello Estrabo”. Obviously, Karla thought that “Camila” (her middle name) would work better on stage. It does have a nice ring to it, right?
2. She’s a Massive Bookworm
Wondering what Cam does when she isn’t singing or hanging out with BF, Shawn Mendes? In her spare time, Camila likes to unwind with a good book. She is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series (who isn’t?) and also loves The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
3. Camila is Vegan
This juicy piece of Camila trivia isn’t known by everyone. The singer keeps her impressive physique intact by following a strictly vegan diet. It’s something that she decided to stick to in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since!
4. She Had a Dramatic Split From Fifth Harmony
Camila rose to fame when she was thrown into a group on The X Factor in 2012. Although the girls started off on a strong foot, Fifth Harmony’s split publicly turned sour, with Camila getting ousted from the band in a vicious scandal. The girls accused Cam of “refusing” group meetings and failing to “keep this group alive”.
Camila defended herself by saying, “The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour, saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was ‘leaving the group’ is simply not true.”
She wished her bandmates well and moved on to bigger and better things as a solo artist.
5. She Couldn’t Speak a Word of English
This interesting fact might take you by surprise! When Camila moved to the U.S from Mexico aged 5, she couldn’t speak a word of English. That said, the bright star learnt the language by watching cartoons. Who ever said TV was bad for kids?!
6. Camila Can’t Drive
Although Camila is 22 years old, she still doesn’t know how to drive a car. She can leave the driving to her beau, Shawn Mendes, instead who passed with his girlfriend by his side in 2019. Who needs a car when you’re that famous anyway? *Calls the chauffeur*
7. She Handles Stress in a Weird Way
Even the most confident celebs get nervous, and Camila is no stranger to this feeling. To conquer her nerves, she simply imagines everyone on the toilet. If we did that, we’d probably wind up laughing, but as long as it works for her!
8. Camila’s a High School Dropout
Like many celebrities, Camila was home-schooled through most of her childhood. She dropped out of school in the ninth grade, so she could focus on her singing. She did, however earn her high-school diploma. And hey, she didn’t need it anyway…
9. She is Very Charitable
With as much money and a big-enough heart as Camila’s, it only makes sense to give to the needy. Since 2016, the star has partnered with many charities including Save the Children, OMG Everywhere, and Children’s Health Fund, and was also involved in fundraising for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
10. Camila Fan-Girls Her Favorite Celebs
Even though she’s a well-known celebrity, Camila still freaks out when she sees her idols like One Direction, Emilia Clarke, and Taylor Swift (who is now her bestie and who threw her an 18th birthday party). In saying that, she’s got a few famous friends, too, like Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
11. She Often Gets Mistaken For Selena Gomez
Camila told Buzzfeed that she’s been mistaken for Selena Gomez before. And now that she’s said it, we can’t help but see the resemblance! They are both gorgeous women.
12. She had More Tracks For Her First Album
Camila got rid of most of the songs just days before the release of her first album including tracks that featured Pharrell, Benny Blanco, Charlie XCX, and Ed Sheeran. She even changed the name from The Healing. The Hurting. The Loving. to just Camila. Cam just wanted to make sure that this album represents who she truly is.
13. Camila is Obsessed with Bows
If you haven’t noticed already, Camila has a thing for bows. She wasn’t spotted on The X Factor stage without a cute bow in her hair! What a great way to show off her fun and sweet side!
14. Her First Co-Written Song Was With Shawn Mendes
While Camila was no stranger to writing songs, she first co-wrote a track with her now-boyfriend, Shawn Mendes on I Know What You Did Last Summer. This is when their friendship first developed, but it wasn’t until the pair worked on Senorita when they discovered they had romantic feelings for each other.
15. She Would Have Become a Barista
Here’s a fun fact about Camila! Although she doesn’t drink coffee, the singer claims that if she hadn’t become a singer, she probably would have been a barista – a gorgeous one at that!
16. Camila Loves Bananas
Wondering what Camila enjoys eating on the daily? Probably her favorite fruit! She’s confessed she loves bananas and has been pictured many times with plenty in her hand.
17. She Writes A Lot of Her Own Music
The singer isn’t just a pretty face. Camila plays the guitar and also writes a lot of her own music. She even contributed to her collaboration song with Ed Sheeran called South of the Border. Cam is has clearly got bags full of talent!
18. Camila has an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The celeb hasn’t been shy about talking about her OCD. She opened up during a Cosmopolitan interview and said how she often lets her thoughts consume her. With a great support system, she’s managed to realise when she’s just having a bad thought and is able to push it away without obsessing over it. Cam told E! Online, “Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed thinking about something, I’ll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.”
*Cues toilet trick*
19. She’s Afraid of Sharks
Here’s a Camila fact that most fans can relate to – the star’s biggest fear is sharks. To conquer this fear, she went scuba diving with her family, but convinced herself that the shark was behind her, peed a little, and then worried that a shark would trace her wee and attack her!
20. Camila’s a Huge Family Girl
Camila’s family means the world to her and she’s extremely close with her younger sister, Sofia. At the 2020 Grammy Awards, we saw just how special her family bond is when she dedicated her song, First Man to her father, who was also her date to the ceremony. It didn’t only bring tears to her daddy’s eyes, but also to all the viewers.
Now you have all the details on Camila’s fun-loving personality, it’s probably made you like her just a little bit more.
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