Camila Cabello auditioned for ‘The X Factor’ in a bid to get Harry Styles to fall in love with her.
The 25-year-old singer shot to fame after auditioning for the talent show in 2012, subsequently landing a place in Fifth Harmony, and she admitted the deciding factor in her trying out for the programme was her crush on the ‘As It Was’ hitmaker, who himself had got his big break in 2010 when he was put in One Direction on the UK version of the competition.
Speaking to James Corden during the ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment of ‘The Late Late show’, the ‘Bam Bam’ hitmaker admitted: “I was like, ‘Well, One Direction will be at ‘X Factor’. I don’t know if they’ll be at ‘The Voice’, so let me audition for ‘X Factor’.’
“Literally, this is really embarrassing, and I can only say this because obviously that was like, 10 years ago, but I literally was like, ‘I’m auditioning for X Factor because I will marry Harry Styles. Like, I will.’ I really believed that at the time.
“I didn’t think we were going to get married but I was like, ‘I’m gonna audition for ‘X Factor’, we’re gonna meet and I’m gonna become a singer and we’ll probably fall in love!’ That’s the first time I’ve ever confessed the real intention behind me auditioning for ‘X Factor’!”
Fifth Harmony went on hiatus in 2016 after six years but Camila has no regrets about going solo because she’s moved on a lot in the last decade.
Asked if she misses being in a band, she said: “Honestly? No. There’s no hard feeling from me about it, cos we were so young. I’m such a different person than that time.”