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.
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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