The Inspiring Reason Why Camila Cabello Chose to Use Her Middle Name as Her Stage Name

The Inspiring Reason Why Camila Cabello Chose to Use Her Middle Name as Her Stage Name

Did you know that Camila Cabello‘s real first name is Karla?! She’s one of many surprising stars who’ve been using stage names all along.

During a behind-the-scenes of “Havana: The Movie” clip, the 20-year-old solo singer and former Fifth Harmony member shared a touching story with fans about her choice to go by her middle name, ‘Camila,’ rather than her given name. Camila began by explaining that the entire concept of the telenovela-inspired mini movie, which stars two different versions of the Cuban cutie, came from her own two alter-egos.

According to Camila, both characters are over exaggerated versions of herself — the shy Karla and the confident Camila — and that they showcase the inspiring journey she took to becoming who she is today. We love this feel-good message!

“My family always called me Camila. When I came to school in the United States, I was really, really shy and teachers started calling me Karla. In my life, I push myself to do things that make me uncomfortable, and that’s how I started dancing and that’s how I found myself in Camila and in performance, and music.”

Which version of Camila from “Havana” music video are you? Take this quiz to find out!

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