Celebrating the two-year anniversary of her hit “Havana,” the singer took the opportunity to send a message about body positivity on Instagram.
“I haven’t gone on social media AT ALL with the conscious intention of avoiding things that hurt my feelings,” Camila wrote. “But for a second I forgot while trying to find a pic to post about it being Havana’s 2 year anniversary and my eyes accidentally ran over a headline of people body shaming me.”
“The honestly first thing I felt was super insecure just IMAGINING what these pictures must look like, oh no! My cellulite! Oh no! I didn’t suck in my stomach!” she continued.
“But then I was like… of course there are bad pictures, of course, there are bad angles, my body’s not made of fucking rock, or all muscle, for that matter, but the saddest part of young girls growing up in an airbrushed world is they’re seeking a perfection that’s not real.”
Camila Cabello takes a stand against body shamers on Instagram and says cellulite and fat are beautiful
Camila continued: “I’m writing this for girls like my little sister who are growing up on social media. They’re constantly seeing photoshopped, edited pictures and thinking that’s reality, and everyone’s eyes get used to seeing airbrushed skin, and suddenly they think THAT’S the norm. ?!!! It isn’t. It’s fake. AND FAKE IS BECOMING THE NEW REAL. We have a completely unrealistic view of a woman’s body. Girls, cellulite is normal, fat is normal. It’s beautiful and natural. I won’t buy into bullshit today!”
Time Magazine released its first-ever TIME 100 Next issue on November 13. The list names 100 rising personalities who are shaping the future of various industries, such as entertainment, business, sports, and more.
The six covers of Time Magazine’s 100 Next first issue
It is part of an ongoing expansion of the magazine’s iconic TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.
The first issue has six covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME 100 Next list, including actress-comedian Awkwafina, basketball player Zion Williamson, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, author Chanel Miller, Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, and singer-songwriter Camila Cabello.
To celebrate the launch of The Next 100, Time Magazine hosted a gala at Pier 17 in New York City.
Honoree Camila Cabello was one of the stars who attended the event. She ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived in a black blazer from Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2019 collection.
Camila Cabello attends Time Magazine’s TIME 100 Next list gala held at Pier 17 in New York City on November 14, 2019
The Shameless singer wore the blazer as a dress, which she paired with black fishnet tights. It features voluminous rose-shaped puff sleeves done in contrasting satin pink material.
She styled the black number with a waist-cinching velvet belt to highlight her figure.
Camila Cabello transforms a black Alexander McQueen Fall 2019 blazer into a mini dress
Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa styled Camila’s hair in a fishtail braid with center-parted fringe.
For her beauty look, makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez applied cat eye-makeup with dark eyeshadow, pink lip gloss, and a hint of blush.
Camila Cabello wears cat eye-makeup with a fishtail braid
The former Fifth Harmony member accessorized with a black choker and stud earrings. A pair of black suede thigh-high boots by Stuart Weitzman rounded out her look.
She chose the ‘Lesley’ over-the-knee boots, which feature 3-inch block heels and the label’s signature adjustable tie-back detail.
Camila Cabello teams her blazer dress with black fishnets and thigh-high boots
Kendall Jenner wore these boots as the face of Stuart Weitzman’s Autumn 2019 campaign entitled “SW Boot Camp.”
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