Camila Cabello refuses to dress up for the paparazzi: 'I can't change to fit that mould'

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The Havana hitmaker is often snapped out with her mother Sinuhe Estrabao or her popstar boyfriend, Shawn Mendes.

In a new interview for Bustle, Camila insisted that she dresses to suit herself and never to impress any waiting photographers.

"I'm going to wear whatever, and if there's paparazzi around, that sucks, but I'm not going to completely reroute who I am for that," the singer told the publication. "You can work out a few hours a day and never eat carbs and whatever, but that's just not a balanced life. That's not what I want... I can't change to fit that mould."

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Previously, the 24-year-old singer shared a video in which she called out her body shamers. She said she is proud of her body, "curves and cellulite and stretch marks and fat" and all.

She then went on to say that while social media makes it easier for her critics to send her negative comments, it also gives her the ability to hit back and turn it into something positive.

This is something she hinted at elsewhere in her conversation with Bustle when she shared that she received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans after posting a now-viral video in which she promoted body positivity and self-acceptance on TikTok last month.

"I actually felt so liberated when I posted that. After that, I went to the airport, and so many women were coming up to me like, 'I saw that TikTok and it resonated with me so much,'" the 24-year-old reflected.

"I actually feel my body insecurities went down after I posted that because I was like, 'No matter what pictures come out or what people say, I'm now controlling the narrative.'"

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Camila is also doing good in other areas as she recently partnered with a non-profit organisation – which helps fund activism projects across America to set up her project, called the healing justice project, which will support ten organisations by giving them grants to help pay for mental health resources for their frontline workers.

The singer donated the seed money for the project herself and has also matched all the funds raised for it to date, with the first grant round totalling nearly $250,000 (about R3,7 million). 

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Sources: Bustle, Inside Nova

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