'I've had a really s**ty time': Camila Cabello reveals 'ever-present struggle' with body image and how she makes treating her mental health a priority

Camila Cabello opened up about her 'ever-present struggle' with body image under the microscope of celebrity and how she prioritizes her mental health in the a new interview Tuesday.

The 25-year-old singer said that looking great in front of the camera sometimes belies what it took to get there, admitting she has 'had a really s**ty time.'

In her chat with People, Cabello said she looks to examples set by her friend Selena Gomez who she feels is 'a person with great values' to emulate.

Saying her piece: Camila Cabello opened up about her 'ever-present struggle' with body image under the microscope of celebrity and how she prioritizes her mental health in the a new interview Tuesday

Saying her piece: Camila Cabello opened up about her 'ever-present struggle' with body image under the microscope of celebrity and how she prioritizes her mental health in the a new interview Tuesday

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'People can often look at these pictures of celebrities and want to change their diet or aspire to that,' the popstar said. 

'I thought it was important for me to be like, "Hey, this isn't necessarily something to aspire to. I might look a certain way, but I've had a really s**ty time, and that's not a good way to be,'" Camila continued.

Adding: 'I don't have a solution for it, and I struggle with it all the time, even after that post. At the Met [Gala], I struggled with it too. It's an ever-present struggle, and I think a lot of women feel that way.'

The Havana crooner admitted that she often compares herself to other women she sees on social media and temporarily deletes apps like Instagram and TikTok to remove the negativity.  

'People can often look at these pictures of celebrities and want to change their diet or aspire to that,' the popstar said. 'I thought it was important for me to be like, "Hey, this isn't necessarily something to aspire to. I might look a certain way, but I've had a really s**ty time, and that's not a good way to be."'

'People can often look at these pictures of celebrities and want to change their diet or aspire to that,' the popstar said. 'I thought it was important for me to be like, "Hey, this isn't necessarily something to aspire to. I might look a certain way, but I've had a really s**ty time, and that's not a good way to be."'

'Whenever there's just some sauce on the floors of my brain and it's f**king wonky in there, therapy's just me cleaning up, sorting it out,' she said. 'When you're having mental health struggles, treating it like a broken arm or leg and being like, 'I need X, Y, and Z to feel better,' I think that's important.'

Cabello has been open about her struggles with anxiety and body image and revealed recently that she has done extensive therapy. 

The star has gotten a ton of support from Selena Gomez who she told People is 'a really great friend, and a person with great values.'

Camila gushed: 'She's super empathetic, loyal, and honest. We have our own little group, and we hang out, and all of our conversations are real. I feel like she's never pretending, and I don't feel like I have to pretend around her. Those are the most worthwhile friendships.' 

Guide post: In her chat with People , Cabello said she looks to examples set by her friend Selena Gomez who she feels is 'a person with great values' to emulate

Guide post: In her chat with People , Cabello said she looks to examples set by her friend Selena Gomez who she feels is 'a person with great values' to emulate

Selena has put her mental health and wellness center stage throughout her career and recently launched the Wondermind website which provides free content that is backed my mental health experts.

Last month, Cabello got real about her mental health struggles during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 and revealed her anxiety prevented her from 'functioning' as she started working on her latest album Familia.

'For a while, it was a couple months where I didn't go back in the studio. I was just doing therapy,' she admitted. 'I was literally not functioning. I felt not able to work. And I found a therapist that everything they said really resonated with me.

'And part of that healing was going in the studio and being like, "I'm not going to do it if it's not fun. It's not going to be a performance. I can't take it. Literally I won't do it."

'It has to be something that helps me in feeling better and getting better because I can't take this as a source of anxiety or stress. I just won't do it.'

She also discussed embracing therapy at this time: 'My anxiety became something that did not allow me to function, that isolated me. What I was looking for so desperately, whether it came in the from of me in the studio or not, was connection and being seen.

'And that's why, for me, it was so important to be with people. Not forget about the music. I just was like, "I need to be able to trust and feel safe with the people that I'm making this music with. I need to be able to talk about these things. I need to be able to..."

'It really came down to, outside of being an artist, what we're all looking for, which is connection with other people. And I think sometimes mental health stuff can make you isolate, and then that isolation makes your mental health a lot worse. And it's kind of like this vicious cycle.'

'I don't have a solution for it, and I struggle with it all the time, even after that post. At the Met [Gala], I struggled with it too. It's an ever-present struggle, and I think a lot of women feel that way.' (Pictured this month at The Met Gala)

'I don't have a solution for it, and I struggle with it all the time, even after that post. At the Met [Gala], I struggled with it too. It's an ever-present struggle, and I think a lot of women feel that way.' (Pictured this month at The Met Gala)

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Camila Cabello reveals 'ever-present struggle' with body image

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