Camila Cabello Vs The Paparazzi
Singer Camila Cabello was recently photographed at a Miami beach club. She sported a teeny-tiny tiger-striped bikini that she had lately purchased. She didn't eat a lot before diving into the water. Camila has admitted that she has always felt exposed and unprepared whenever the paparazzi picture her wearing a bikini in public.
Camila confessed in a long statement about how society affects her self-esteem, saying, "Every time I’ve gone to this beach club in Miami I get papped – somehow when I check in, paps know and get me in my bikini and every time I’ve felt super vulnerable and unprepared. I’ve worn bikinis that were too small and paid no mind to how I looked, then saw pictures online and comments and been so upset."
She went on to say, "I reminded myself when it impacted my self esteem that I was thinking the culture’s thoughts and not my own. A culture who has gotten so used to an image of what a ‘healthy’ woman’s body looks like that is completely not real for a lot of women. Photoshop, restrictive eating, over exercising, and choosing angles that make our bodies look different than how they are in the moment and in their natural form, when we take a deep breath, when we eat a meal, when we allow waves to tussle us around."
"I held my core so tight my abs hurt and didn’t breathe and barely smiled and was so self conscious of where the paps were the whole time I couldn’t let go and relax and do what we’re meant to do when we go out into nature. I tried to pretend they weren’t there but I couldn’t and I held my breath from my sun chair in the ocean," She went on to remark at the end of her note, "I ran away to the pool area where hopefully they can’t get me but they literally hide in the bushes sometimes I’m exhausted lol."
Camila has been in the spotlight following her breakup with Shawn Mendes, her longtime boyfriend and singer. In November 2021, after more than three years of dating, they decided to call it quits. They began dating in July of this year.