Camila Cabello comes across as a confident singer, but has not always been. This is how the singer reveals on Instagram.

“As a little girl I never sang for my parents”

“As a little girl I never sang for my parents,” the 22-year-old singer starts. “I sang when they were gone for a moment and I cried when they secretly made a movie of me. When I was a kid, I was incredibly nervous and socially awkward. People just never believe it when I tell them. 

Camila explains that there are two versions of her. “There is little Camila, who is afraid of the unknown and is aware of everything that can go wrong. She prefers to play it safe. But then there is the other Camila. She knows what she really wants and also how she must achieve that. That Camila does not want to miss anything of life. “

Camila closes her candid post with an advice to her followers. “You choose who you will become. Force yourself to do what you are afraid of and pursue what you want and want to be. You owe it to yourself.”

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I remember growing up hearing stories of the singers I loved, all the stories sounded the same, kids who would grow up performing for their families and putting on talent shows for their parents when they were little who grew up to be dazzling to me. I was the opposite, I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends and would get flustered when they would ask me to, I sang in my room when my parents left for Walmart and cried when one day I saw them filming me through the crack of the door, I got teary eyed when people sang happy birthday to me because people looking at me actually made me overwhelmed. I was generally incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little; and people always have this look of disbelief when I tell them that. I did an interview the other day where I got it again, the interviewer said something along the lines of “So… how’d you end up here?” The answer is, I feel like my whole life there’s been two Camila’s in me. There’s little Camila that is terrified of the unknown, is aware of all the ways everything can go wrong, (actually can picture them vividly lol), and thinks it’s safer to stay home than to play ball. Then there’s the other Camila. And she knows what she wants out of life, is aware of how little time I have to let little Camila run the show while time passes by, and grabs young me by the hand and forces her out the door saying “Let’s go. You’ll survive, and I’m not gonna miss out on this. Let’s go.” And that is literally how I can sum up how I’ve gotten to this point in my life. (I’m talking about as a person, not success.) remember feeling discouraged when I felt like some people were just “born” to do things. That they always had it in them. “They were always this outgoing, they always loved to entertain, they were always this bold, they were always this outspoken.” (…..continue)

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