• Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao was born in Cojimar, Cuba in 1997 and became an American citizen in 2008.
• Camila was a part of Fifth Harmony, which was formed in 2012 through the reality TV music competition show “The X Factor”, and released two albums with them.
• She has collaborated with various artists, released a solo album and is set to launch her acting career in late 2020.
• Camila has volunteered with a number of charities, taken part in protests and is physically active.
• As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $14 million.
|Date Of Birth
|March 3, 1997
|Wears a bow in her hair
|Member of Fifth Harmony.
Who is Camila Cabello?
Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao was born in Cojimar, Havana, Cuba, on 3 March 1997 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds both American and Cuban nationality. She is a singer and a songwriter, who gained recognition after joining the American girl group Fifth Harmony which was formed in 2012 trhough the reality TV music competition show “The X Factor”.
Early life and education
Camila was raised alongside her younger sister Sofia in Havana and Mexico City, by their father Alejandro Cabello who is Mexican, and their mother Sinuhe Estrabao who is Cuban – the family often travelled between Mexico City and Havana, until at the age of five, Camila settled with her mother in Miami in Florida, while her father joined them a year and a half later as he wasn’t able to get his visa.
Camila became an American citizen in 2008.
She studied at Miami Palmetto High School, but dropped out during her final year to focus on her singing career, but later went on to obtain her high school diploma.
Career as a singer
In 2012, Camila decided to enter the music competition show “The X Factor”, and was called back on stage after being eliminated, as Simon Cowell decided to help her, Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, found their band Fifth Harmony – the girls were then signed to Syco Music, a record label owned by Cowell.
On 18 October 2013, the girls released their debut extended play (EP) entitled “Better Together”, followed by their first two full-length albums, “Reflection” in 2015 and “7/27” in 2016 – two songs from these albums entitled “Work from Home” and “Worth It” became hits, reaching top 10 on charts in many countries. In November 2015, Camila together with famous Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, sang the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, and it peaked at #18 in Canada and #20 in the USA – she also collaborated with the rapper Machine Gun Kelly on the song “Bad Things” which peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
It was announced on 18 December 2016 that Camila would be leaving Fifth Harmony, but she went on to collaborate with various artists, such as Cashmere Cat, Pitbull and J Balvin, and released her debut single “Crying in the Club” on 19 May 2017, which find itself at #47 on the US Billboard 200 Chart. She then released her single “Havana” which featured the rapper Young Thug, and the song topped the charts in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Hungary, France and Italy.
On 12 January 2018, Camila released her eponymous debut album which topped the US charts, eventually becoming certified platinum – she was nominated for two Grammy Awards in December 2018 for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
On 21 June 2019, Camila released the song “Senorita” in collaboration with Shawn Mendes, which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and won the two a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Her second album “Romance” came out on 6 December 2019.
Camila is about to launch her acting career in late 2020, as she has recently been cast to play the lead character in the upcoming romantic musical comedy movie “Cinderella”, which will also star Billy Porter and Idina Menzel, and will follow an orphan girl who is dreaming about meeting her prince charming.
Love life and boyfriend
In February 2018, Camila began dating British life coach, writer and YouTuber Matthew Hussey, after having met him on the set of the American news and talk show “Today” – they dated for around a year before splitting for unknown reasons.
In July 2019, she started dating Shawn Mendes after the two had collaborated on various occasions, however, their fans believed that their relationship was only there to make both of them more famous, however, Camila has said that she is fighting obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, and that Shawn has been there to help her cope with her problems.
Camila also dated American singer-songwriter Austin Mahone from late 2013 to mid-2014, and in 2015 was in a relationship with Australian singer-songwriter, Michael Clifford. As of November 2020, she is dating Shawn Mendes, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Camila’s main hobby is volunteering with charity organizations, and in February 2016 she worked with the Save the Children Fund to raise awareness of girls having the same access to health care, education and various other opportunities as men. She has also worked with The Children’s Health Fund, and has helped provide health care to families that don’t earn a lot of money.
On 8 May 2017, she sang at the University of California, Los Angeles Mattel Children’s Hospital, and the following year saw her donate an undisclosed amount of money to the Children’s Health Fund – she has also donated Hurricane Maria Relief Fund, and to a homeless immigrant on the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform.
Most recently in 2020, she took part in iHeart Media’s Living Room Concert for America, which had the aim of raising awareness about the coronavirus pandemic, and she has walked several protests in Miami organized by the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd was killed by a police officer.
Camila likes to travel, and her career has taken her all around the world, while a few of her favorite cities she has visited are Paris in France, London in England and Tokyo in Japan.
Merry christmas to you and yours 🖤 #TheChristmasSong video out now. Shot by us, directed by Tarzan from our quarantine bubble. @ShawnMendes
Every stream supports those in need through @feedingamerica!https://t.co/kKt9C47k3s pic.twitter.com/afihAkdst1
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) December 8, 2020
She is a lover of animals with cats being her favorites. Camila is physically quite active, as she has several workout sessions at the gym each week, and is also following a strict diet thus her fit body.
Age, height and net worth
Camila’s age is 23. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and she weighs around 105lbs (48kgs).
As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $14 million.
|Date Of Birth
|March 3, 1997
|Sinuhe Cabello, Alejandro Cabello, Work from Home, Worth It, Bad Things
|MuchMusic Video Award for Pop Video of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Fan Fave Video, Work from Home, Worth It, Bad Things
|MuchMusic Video Award for Video of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music – Break-Up Song, Premio Juventud for Favorite Hit - Music, Work from Home, Worth It, Bad Things
|Marks / Signs
|Wears a bow in her hair
|[M magazine-Stars' confidence tips] You just need to say, "I look good right now!" Then it'll start to reflect on how you feel.
|I think it'd be cool to do a duet with [Austin Mahone]. I always think when it's a boy and girl duet, a ballad is the best. It'd like that "Just Give Me a Reason" song with Pink and Nate Ruess, where they kind of go back and forth.
|[My mom's] taught me that no matter where you come from, if you work hard and are good to people, life will be good to you, too.
|[Austin Mahone and I] have known each other for a long time. He's a really good guy.
|I am a daughter to a Cuban mother and a Mexican father. I remember being on the bus to go to my new home with my "Winnie the Pooh" journal, thinking I was going to Disney World. I was born in a country where the roads are almost as broken as the hope of the people. We left them with only the clothes on our backs to come to a land where we only knew the word 'yes' and 'no.' We built a new life from the ground up in hopes of getting opportunities to be the people we couldn't be in our own country. My mom went to night to learn English. I didn't speak any English when I came to Miami. I learned it through TV and cartoons. On my first of school, they asked me if I knew how to speak English. I don't know if I misunderstood or was too embarrassed, but I said, 'Yeah, I speak English.' So I never actually took an ELL class, but I picked up English really easily. Today I got to hug and thank Barack Obama with tears in my eyes for everything he does in supporting immigration. I am a Cuban, Mexican, proud American citizen. I look behind me and I see my family - and the families to come - wiping the sweat off our brows, looking up, and thanking God that we made the choice to come here.
|Oh Normani, she's such a honey, I want her to be my bunny!
|I take long showers, but I don't sing. I just stare off into the universe.
|My must-have tour essentials are headphones, a book, and cold turkey. I LOVE cold turkey!
|The TCAs day is so surreal. Seeing literally everyone I'm obsessed with on the carpet and being a couple feet away from them and acting as if I weren't having heart palpitations was just insane.
|No, I don't! I don't fart! Well... everybody farts.
|You can take my life, you can take my home, you can everything, just please not my friend plantains.
|All I do is sing karaoke and watch One Direction videos.
|Dinah's the hardest to wake up. We have to literally punch her in the face. We have to kill her and wake her up.
|This is the thing with TV shows-I can't watch them because I have no self-control. I'll get addicted to them and I won't sleep. I will become a zombie. I had Netflix one time, and I watched Gossip Girl for 24 hours straight!
|Before the X Factor, I didn't really sing in front of people. I was like trapped in my room like a little hermit crab.
|One day I'm going to move to New York.
|Live by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.
|Don't let fear trick you into thinking life is anything but beautiful. Be brave and get hurt and get back up and find the guts to be brave again.
|Member of Fifth Harmony.
|Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
|TV Series short
|American Music Awards 2015
|Teens Wanna Know
|TV Series documentary
|Guest - Fifth Harmony
|Radio Disney's N.B.T.
|Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey
|Herself - Performer
|The X Factor
|Herself - Contestant
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia