Riverdale star Camila Mendes is featured in the June 2018 issue of Marie Claire Malaysia.
From the digital issue:
Miami native Camila Mendes is best known as Riverdale’s Veronica Lodge, the raven-hairs rich girl with a dark past. “I didn’t actually know much about Archie comics,” she reveals. “My mom told me that back in Brazil, she and her sister used to watch Archie back in the day, so she was super excited when I got the role.”
She recently used Instagram to sound off on her personal issue with dieting and how it affect both mental and physical health. “When I grew up, I was obsessed with being thin. I always wanted to be lean,” she says. Camila is currently working with Project Heal, an organization that raises awareness for eating disorders and helps fund treatments to combat this illness. “Growing up, my sister has a very serious eating disorder. I also struggled with this illness. The hardest thing for me was acknowledging that I had an illness.”
Her love for Project Heal grew stronger after she attended a gala with them in San Francisco, and met other survivors like her. “It was so nice to be surrounded with people that have been through the same thing. I never had people to talk about that with.”
Riverdale returns with new episodes this Fall on the CW.
Photography: Mitchell McCormack / Styling: Azza Arif / Hair: Bridget Brager / Makeup: Elie Maalouf / Manicure: Mel Shengaris