The internet found a 6-year-old tweet from Camila Cabello and it proves that dreams really do come true
The MTV VMAs took place recently, and while a few classic names were in attendance – Madonna and Jennifer Lopez went along – it was the new generation of musical talent that were really the stars of the show.
Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Camila Cabello all had a bunch of nominations to their name, but it was the latter who took home the two biggest prizes. 21-year-old Camila was nominated for five awards and won artist of the year, as well as video of the year with Havana. Of course, she was excited to receive such esteemed awards so early in her career, but it gets even more exciting when you realise that attending the VMAs was a dream that Camila had many, many years ago.
An old tweet has resurfaced from six years ago that reveals Camila had always wished to attend the music video awards ceremony, and it's adorable. It presumably came from a time where Camila was a mere peasant like the rest of us, watching the MTV VMAs from home, phone in hand, ready to tweet about it. Her 2012 tweet reads: "I wanna be there SOOOOOOO bad you don't understand," and it includes the hashtag #someday.
Well, Camila, it looks like that day was Monday, only six years on.
At the time, Camila had just auditioned for the US X Factor, the show which launched her musical career when she was known as one-fifth of Fifth Harmony. The date on which the old tweet was sent, however, was before the 2012 season of the show had gone to air, meaning that she wasn't known to the public at the time.
Camila reshared the old tweet with fans, adding the all-caps caption: "YOURE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS SMOL CAMILA BUT: IN 2018 MADONNA IS GOING TO GIVE YOU AN AWARD FOR VIDEO OF THE YEAR AND YOUR ACNE WILL CLEAR".
Camila left Fifth Harmony in late 2016, with her solo career proving successful à la last night. But rather than attend one of the many after-parties teeming with celebs who would be showering her with congratulatory praise, Camila chose to toast her success with 15 lucky fans at a small hotel-room gathering after the event.
She announced the plan on social media, saying she would randomly pick 15 followers to join her after the VMAs, which were held in New York City.
"So the VMAs are coming up soon and that night we're nominated for five awards!!!!!! Even if we lose all of them I wanted to do something special that night to celebrate the past year and a half of nerves, adventure, stress, and absolute magic," she wrote to her followers. "There's tons of after parties after the award show, buuuut I can't think of any other people I'd rather celebrate with after the show than you guys. I'm gonna pick 15 of you to have our own lil after party, there will be fooooood!!!!"
Sure enough, she handpicked 15 names (or, social media handles) out of a bowl with a blindfold on, and they all got together to celebrate with Camila for cake and Connect 4.
Congratulations, Camila, and thanks for showing us that dreams do come true!