After very publicly breaking up with her band Fifth Harmony and then topping the music charts with her own singles, Camila Cabello has been a much-needed voice for immigrants, the Latinx community, and young women all over the world.
However, despite being the badass babe that she is, Cabello still battles insecurities like the rest of us. In a recent interview, she opened up about what she used to feel most insecure about and how she overcame it — as well as the insecurities she still faces today.
Cabello revealed that she still feels insecure about her teeth.
"There are still things I’m insecure about, like my crooked teeth," she said. "But I think part of beauty is accepting imperfections."
“The more I meet people and see the world, the more I realize it’s those little quirks—a birthmark, a crooked tooth, a scar—that makes you you," she continued. "As they say with art: Perfect is boring.”
Cabello also revealed she once wanted to look different.
“The good thing was I grew up around a lot of Latin people in Miami," she said. "It was a melting pot of cultures. I wasn’t surrounded by one type of person."
“But still, there was a period when I really wanted light eyes," she said. "It was only as I got older that I was like, ‘I like my brown eyes, I like my black hair, I like my skin. I don’t need to be blond and blue-eyed.'”
Cabello said she thinks one of the biggest challenges for women her age is insecurity around looks.
"I don’t like when things just get so focused on being pretty for girls my age: 'Oh, she’s so pretty, and this is so pretty, why can’t I be pretty like her?' You don’t get to improve yourself or your life when you’re just thinking about looks, looks, looks, looks," she said.