Camila Cabello dropped by to chat with 92.3 AMP Radio’s Astra on Wednesday (9/27). The two started talking about their favorite spots to hang in NYC which prompted Camila to reveal just how much she loves the Big Apple and how she sees herself living here one day.
Cabello, as her #Camilizers already know, was born in Cuba and for most of her early life. She and her family moved back and forth between Havana and Mexico City, Mexico — where her father is from. At the age of five, the family emigrated to Miami.
Camila understands her life would have taken a completely different turn had she not come to the States.
“I feel like all the little things in life make up your past, and what you’re going to end up doing,” says Cabello. She remembers a time while living in Miami as a teen when she was attempting to get into a special IB focused high school — via a lottery — and was not chosen.
“If I would have ended up getting into that school, I would have been so focused on that, that I wouldn’t have had time to sit at home and work on music and work on singing,” she admits. “I feel like every little thing amounts to where I am now.”
Luckily, all of Camila’s family is safe after the devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico on September 19th. Her good friend Shawn Mendes has a red cross campaign going strong, which she has been very supportive of, and hopes others will donate and spread the word to keep up awareness and keep the help coming in.
“It’s horrible,” Camila says about the current state of Mexico City. “I just saw this Snapchat of Puerto Rico too… it’s crazy.”
Finally, towards the end of their chat, Astra asked Camila to do an on-the-spot remix of her latest single, “Havana” substituting the lyrics with her favorite food. Watch that adorable clip below!