This is without a doubt the most inspirational thing Camila Cabello has ever done!

If there was ever any doubt that Camila Cabello is one of the most inspiring pop stars in the world, it has DEFINITELY been well and truly erased.

Yesterday Camila revealed her inspirational back story in a tell-all open letter about growing up as an immigrant in the US. She is so strong.


Imagine having to leave the life you had known, your father and extended family and all your friends behind at such a young age, only seven years old! Guess that’s why she’s such a fighter. Just look at these emotional lines she wrote:

“Why were we packing up our stuff? Why was my grandma hugging me tighter than usual? Where were we going? We’re going to Disney World!’ That’s what my Mom told me when we were crossing the border. She packed a little backpack with my ‘Winnie the Pooh’ journal and my doll, and we crossed the border from Mexico to the US, seeing my Dad become an ant in the distance as he stayed behind.”

Camila’s family had to start life over and worked their way up the ladder in the US.

Camila also talks about her decision to audition for the ‘X Factor’.

“You see, in 9th grade, a little girl who had never sung in front of people before asked her parents if they could take her to Greensboro, NC, to audition for a little show called The X Factor. Yikes! I had never sang in front of people before. Well, did my mom know Autocad? No. Did I know how to perform on a stage on TV? No. But I wanted it badly enough, and I learned from my family that if you work hard enough and you want it badly enough, you can do the impossible.”


“I am so proud to be Cuban-Mexican. This country was built on immigrants. People who were brave enough to start over. How strong we are to leave behind everything we know in hopes of something better. We are not fearless, we just have dreams bigger than our fears. We jump. We run. We swim, we move mountains, we do whatever it takes. And so next time, when anybody wants to tell you they want to build a “wall” on our border, remember behind that wall is struggle, determination, hunger. Behind that wall, could be the next cure for cancer, the next scientist, the next artist, the next drummer, the next anything they work hard enough to become!”

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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