What do you think Camila Cabello is doing in this video?
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for the Met Museum /
There is a moment at every Met Gala that becomes the moment for me. In 2018, it was the presence of our Lord and Savior Pope Rihanna. In 2019, it was Karlie Kloss “looking the camp straight in the eye” and then showing up in … this. For the Met Gala 2021, the thing that will undoubtedly stay with me will not be scary Kim Kardashian or Kim Petras as Horse Girl, although I wish it was. Instead, the thing I’ll see tonight when I close my eyes – and every night, forever, until I die – will be this three second clip of Camila Cabello do something that I am unable to explain in words. Does she practice her poses? Is she just in a silly and awkward mood? Please help. I can’t look away.
The skinny! The tilt of the head down! The smile turned into a sort of hybrid duck face-lip grunt! The little eyebrow that rises at the end! Everything is made exponentially better by the fact that Cabello’s outfit gives me Maddy’s carnival jumpsuit from Euphoria meets the Windsor ball gown.
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You may be wondering if the full video from the singer’s red carpet interview provides more useful context. And you will be happy to know that it is absolutely not. Keke Palmer, who was VogueThe red carpet interviewer from, was talking to Shawn Mendes about how he started his career on Vine. (Remember Vine?) So Cabello took the opportunity to check in and do whatever she does with her face.
Unbelievable. My favorite look of the night, hands down.