Camila Cabello won’t let impostor syndrome stand in her way: 'I am absolutely killing it'

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Camila Cabello talks impostor syndrome. (Photo: ANGELA  WEISS / AFP)
Camila Cabello talks impostor syndrome. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Camila Cabello continues to be transparent about her mental health. The “Bam Bam” singer recently discussed battling impostor syndrome ahead of her debut as a judge on The Voice Season 22.

The 25 year old told People, "I do get a little bit of impostor syndrome sometimes. I do want to do right by the contestants and sometimes I'm like — there's some people that are 40, they've been doing this for so long and I'm like, 'I think you should do it like this.’”

The American Psychological Association describes impostor syndrome as having persistent doubt in one's abilities or accomplishments, as well as concern over one being exposed as a fraud.

Cabello added that she tries to rationalize her impostor syndrome-related anxiety by reminding herself of her many accomplishments and years of experience.

“I have been doing this for 10 years now and I had extreme situations where it hasn't been a slow journey either,” she explained to People. “So I've had to gather a lot of knowledge in a short burst of time. I do have something to offer and I try to just be as helpful as possible.”

After all, Cabello shared, “I am absolutely killing it.”

The former X Factor contestant has long been comfortable talking about her mental health journey. In July, Cabello spoke to Cosmopolitan U.K. about managing her anxiety and OCD symptoms.

“It was something I just lived with. I was used to having functioning anxiety that got really bad every half a year,” she told the magazine. “Then I started opening up to friends, and I realized how much suffering and neuroses are normal, and that we’re all bats**t crazy in our own way, but when it keeps you from having healthy relationships and being more often than not in a relatively stable place, that I needed to seek out some therapy.”

“I think pretending is a form of psychological torture and brings the most anxiety,” she continued. “We do that so much in our society and culture. We’re constantly hustling and putting on a smile when we don’t feel good.”

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