While it may seem like the glamorous, fast-paced life of a chart-topping pop star allows no room for Netflix binge sessions, that’s certainly not the case for Fifth Harmony’s breakout solo star. Speaking with Teen Vogue following her fire performance at iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Ball, Camila Cabello revealed that she’s a fan of both “Riverdale” and BTS, a tidbit of celeb-IRL knowledge that made the “Havana” star even more relatable to her #Camilizers.
When asked about the current surge of mainstream recognition by Latinx artists, Cabello couldn’t help but reference the stateside popularity and global appeal of K-pop boy band BTS. The incredible reception the group received by both fans and celebs alike following their first North American performance at the 2017 AMAs is certainly an indicator that the window for mainstream inclusion is widening.
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— Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) November 20, 2017
“I think that the good thing about social media and the Internet is that I feel like it makes the world smaller and it just kind of breaks down barriers between languages, between people, between cultures,” said Cabello. “I feel like with everything that’s gone on this year and also with groups like K-pop groups performing on American award shows and making their way into the mainstream American industry, I just feel like there’s a lot of just breaking barriers.”
When the “Bad Things” singer continued to praise the septet, members of the BTS #ARMY eagerly accepted her into the fandom.
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— eve (@spoiledkth) December 11, 2017
“A lot of my fans are their fans, too,” she said. “They also mentioned ‘Havana’ in this one interview! It was one of my favorite performances from the show. They put a lot of work into their choreography and into their performance. And you can tell that they really work hard, and I respect that a lot.”
The 20-year-old actress then revealed that her introduction into the gritty teen drama series “Riverdale” was through her fans mixing up the identity of actress Camila Mendes. While Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the show is definitely the owner of her verified Twitter account, fans thought it was a stan account for Cabello and singer Shawn Mendes.
“Oh, my God, yes, that was so funny,” said Cabello regarding the mixup. “I know that the show started blowing up, and I see so many of my fans watching it. I think I watched an episode one time, but I had just come from the airport and I was literally dying, [but] I really wanted to watch the show.”
Promising to catch up with the rest of the series on Netflix, it definitely won’t be long before Cabello is a certified “Riverdale” fanatic.