Camila Cabello Cover Story
In another world, you could easily see Camila Cabello as a typical 20-year-old college sophomore, hitting the books, enjoying her friends, engaged in the issues of our time—taking part in anti-Trump protests, for example—but also going through the normal growing pains of anyone making the transition to adulthood. You could easily imagine her college adviser writing, “Camila’s reserved but she has such a bright mind. I’m excited for her future.”
Well, her future is here. Because in this world, she’s Camila Cabello, a hitmaking singer/songwriter who just broke free from the manufactured yet super successful pop group, Fifth Harmony. One of her teachers in this realm is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of pop starlets, Taylor Swift. Yet, Cabello, a Cuban and Mexican immigrant, is her own woman. And, with her background, it’s paramount for her to share her story of perseverance and triumph as a solo artist.
Her Latina photo shoot—for one of her first solo cover stories—took place in New Jersey’s Union City, a gritty town robust with Latino immigrant sabor and culture. It’s fitting for Cabello. During the interview she sits Indian-style, answering each question in her distinct smoky voice. She doesn’t run away from uncomfortable topics—she tackles them head-on. She doesn’t know any other way. This is Camila Cabello—solo star.