Camila Mendes is opening up about a traumatic incident from her past.
Riverdale actor Camila Mendes has revealed she was drugged and sexually assaulted as a student.
"I had a very, very bad experience; I was roofed by someone who sexually assaulted me".
"Activity has always been an important part of my life" she said.
Elsewhere in her interview, the 25-year-old also addressed her ongoing battle with bulimia, admitting she's "only recently kinda got better" after seeking help from both a therapist and nutritionist. Since then, Camila has vowed that everything in her life would make her feel safe and comfortable-the qualities she imagined in an ideal physical home.
Mendes, who has become a role model to so many fans around the world, is helping those who follow her to speak out about their own struggles.
The actress spoke about her childhood days and revealed that before the age of 18 she had already moved 12 times. You're constantly saying goodbye to people, and you're constantly being removed from your identity.
"If you don't have that literal box, you have to create it in your habits", Camila told the magazine, a mantra she has applied by staying at the same hotels, eating at the same cafés, and visiting the same yoga classes and Pilates studios while traveling.
Like Camila, her Riverdale co-star Lili Reinhart, 22, also bravely came forward with an accusation of sexual assault. If I said something, maybe the production would be halted ... people would be put out of work. I told her about my anxiety around food and my obsession with dieting.
Camila is like any other normal girl, till past year she had an eating disorder and bulimia and told the fans to just stay put and it'll all work out. "That mentality is what takes me out of the insecure, anxious thoughts". She said, "I got the tattoo after my freshman year".
"When I was a teenager, there were no role models when it came to body positivity".
"It's health that's important, not appearance", she continued. "That simply was not a thing".
"My passion for education, cinema, music, etc. - all the interests that used to occupy my mind - had been eaten away by my desire to be thin, and it made me miserable".