Camila Mendes on the One Beauty Move She Uses to Feel Empowered
Camila Mendes and her Riverdale character Veronica Lodge have a lot in common. Both are Latinx, and though Mendes doesn't spend her time solving mysteries or running an underground casino, she tackles real-life endeavors — namely, representing the Latinx community on the small screen — with the same confidence and vigor.
"Every day, I'm becoming more inspired to take that into my own hands and contribute in a real way," the Brazilian-American actress and Secret brand ambassador said. "It's one thing to be cast in a role that's [Latina], but how can I actually continue to fight for representation in a tangible way? I'm starting to pair with people I look up to and think about projects I want to produce one day or create from the ground up that will give people in the Latinx community those opportunities that are still lacking in the industry."
We sat down with the star to talk about the beauty rituals that make her feel most empowered (hint: it has to do with why she partnered with the deodorant brand in the first place) and what her fans should expect from the show's newest season. Read on to learn more.