Camila Mendes

If you thought Camila Mendes came out of nowhere…well you’d be right. Although the Brasiliera by way of Plantation, Florida was pursuing higher education at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she was pretty much like every other aspiring artist in New York, at least until she graduated. In just her first year as a post-grad, she burst onto the television scene in her very first job, inhabiting the role of Veronica Lodge on the CW’s reimagining of the Archie comic serial Riverdale. The show has been an overnight success and Mendes and overnight sensation.

Lest you think she is merely part of an ensemble, think again. Time and time again she has stolen scenes, enough to garner her a Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealer. She’s also representative of the new breed of star. Forging ground not only on traditional media platforms such as television and film but leveraging the power of where her generation resides – social media. Mendes has amassed quite the social media following with over 4.9 million fans on Instagram alone.

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2018 looks just as promising. She will continue her duties on Riverdale and will also be starring in the upcoming comedy The New Romantic. Something tells us this is just the beginning of a bright and fruitful career.

Were just happy to bear witness.

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