If you are an avid fan of Riverdale, you might know all the show’s main characters. Often mistaken for the ‘Havana‘ singer Camila Cabello, the young actress we are talking about is Camila Mendes.
Riverdale is the popular Netflix Original show based on the web novel of the same name. Nonetheless, the series gave Camila the leverage she needed.
Let’s get to know more about this amazing actress and everything you need to know.
Before we get any further, here are some of the interesting facts.
Camila Mendes: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Camila Carraro Mendes|
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1994|
|Birth City||Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Ethnicity||South American ( Brazil)|
|Father Name||Victor Mendes|
|Mother Name||Gisele Mendes|
|Education||American Heritage Schol, NYU Tisch School of Art|
|Marital Status||In relationship|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Online Presence||Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Education
Camila Mendes was born as Camila Carraro Mendes on June 29, 1994, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Camila holds the Brazilian/ American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. Just as her name suggests, Camila is of Brazilian descent. Her father, Victor Mendes, is from Brasilia, Federal District, and her mother, Gisele Mendes, is from Puerto Alegre, the Rio Grande do Sul.
Moving along, Camila has one sister named Kiara Moreno. Mendes moved around a lot after her parents got divorced. She was just eight at that time. In fact, they even lived in Brazil for a year under their mother’s care, where she got with the family.
The young actress had an interest in acting and theatre from an early age. Hence, Camila attended the New York University Tisch School of Art and graduated in 2016.
Age and Body Measurements
Camila Mendes, the Latina, is 24 years and is soon to celebrate her 25th birthday this year. The young actress is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs only 54 kgs.
Latinas are known for their beauty, and it is no exception for our actresses too. With her pair of sharp dark brown eyes and brown hair, Camila looks absolutely stunning. Also, she looks glamorous in her 35-25-34 hourglass figure, which Camila rocks in the red carpet events.
Camila Mendes: Career
Even though Camila had participated in many acting roles during her college days, it was not so easy in real life. Camila was often rejected for not being Latina enough. Furthermore, the young actress even lost Jennifer Lopez‘s daughter’s role in the Shades of Blue for the same reason.
The only achievement she had bagged was the renowned furniture company Ikea. Similarly, Camila was represented by the Carson Colker Organization before finally moving to the Creative Arts Agency.
Slowly, the young actress’s career took a turn for good when she secured Riverdale’s role in 2016. Camila was cast as Veronica, an evil, cunning, and manipulative spoiled high school sophomore. The new teen drama brought Camila on the map of Hollywood. In addition, Camila even bagged the Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealer in 2017.
Along with Camila, the TV series also include Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Lilli Reinhart, and many more.
Moving along, Camila participated in other TV shows like GeekRockTV and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Following her success, Camila has even appeared in the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Tonight Show with Seth Meyers. Besides, she even starred on the silver screen in the 2018 romantic movie The New Romantic.
Personal Life: Is Camila dating Archie from Riverdale?
We know that Archie, played by KJ Apa, and Veronica, played by our very own Camila, have a love interest in the show. Their chemistry is so well that people often mistaken them for a real-life couple. But sorry for breaking your heart; our Latina’s heart belongs to someone else.
Camila Mendes has been in a relationship with Charles Melton since 2018. Charles is an actor himself. The couple seems to be in a healthy relationship, and she keeps posting pictures on her Instagram. In fact, Camila posted a picture of them together to confirm their relationship.
Except for acting Camila also uses her fame to reach many fans regarding the eating disorder and body positivity.
In one of her interviews with Nylon in 2018, She said,” I think all the encouragement from the fans, and how much I see that they are going through the same thing. and how much I feel like I actually have an opportunity here to inspire people and prevent people from going down that path has shown me I actually could make that difference in someone’s life.”
Camila Mendes: Net Worth
With the tremendous success from the show, Camila Mendes has earned many other opportunities and endorsements. As of 2019, the net worth of the young actress is $3 million.
Also, the 24 years old actress made a cameo in Music videos Give a Little and Side Effects with Chainsmokers. Moreover, young heart-throb has graced the cover of many magazines such as Shape and Teen Vogue.
Social Media Presence
Camila Mendes is very active on social media and connects with her fans on a regular basis. As mentioned above, Camila uses her social media to spread awareness relating to an eating disorder.
Instagram- 18million Followers
Twitter–2.17 million Followers