Q&A: Camila’s Questionnaire for Shawn

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, our two digital cover stars, sat down for an intimate Q&A. Read pop star Camila’s questions for the heartthrob along with his unexpected replies

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Surely, you’ve seen our steamy new digital cover, but have you ever wondered how Shawn Mendes prefers his coffee or tea? Or if Camila Cabello prefers baths or showers? Check out pop star Camila’s questions for Shawn, and the heartthrob’s surprising responses below.

Camila Cabello: Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?

Shawn Mendes: Blue.

CC: Country or the city?

SM: It depends on the time of year.

CC: If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?

SM: To drum.

CC: Do you drink tea or coffee with sugar?

SM: No.

CC: Of course you don’t, I hate you. What was your favorite book as a child?

SM: The Night Before Christmas was pretty much the only book I’ve ever read.

CC: The Night Before Christmas? I never read that.

SM: Yeah, it was once a year. I didn’t read when I was a kid.

CC: Do you prefer baths or showers?

SM: Showers, although I like a good bath if it’s like—

CC: —I love a good bath. Okay wait, we’re doing this wrong.

SM: Okay, we need to both answer the question.

CC: Alright, ok. Black or blue pen for me? Blue, and like very like velvety.

SM: Blue—yeah, super velvety.

CC: Would you prefer to live in the country or the city? Right now in my life, I would say the city. Actually, I think every 6 months I need to go into the country, or I’ll literally die. Like, literally.

SM: Yeah, I’ll die. I eventually am going to live in the country, though.

CC: Yeah, same here. Like Italian countryside is the vibe. If I could learn a new skill, I would actually really love to learn how to cook. That was my New Year’s resolution. I made two things.

SM: Me too, actually. We should learn how to cook. What did you make?

CC: Let’s do it. I made deviled eggs, which were really good.

SM: Cool, really weird choice.

CC: I know, because I looked up three-ingredient-recipes and I was like, “You know, that’s an easy one.” And I also made spaghetti with olive oil and garlic.

SM: Okay. I can make soup maybe, I think. Maybe.

CC: Really? Soup is hard.

SM: No, no I think I could do it. I don’t know if it would taste great, but it would taste okay.

CC: But why do you think soup would be easy?

SM: Because I think that you just have to like put things in a pot with hot water, and you put salt and you put shit.

CC: Like ratatouille?

SM: Yeah.

CC: Baths or showers? I would say baths for me. I absolutely love a bath. My favorite book as a child…I love The Little Prince. Invent your own word, what does it mean?

SM: Well, I have…I have the worst—I hated this kid, this was the worst version of me as a human. When I was 14, my friends and I said, “shnenga.” It meant there’s a beautiful girl walking by.

CC: Aww, that’s actually cute.

SM: It’s really weird when you have like five guys in a mall going—

CC: “Shnenga!”

SM: And that’s what we said to each other.

CC: That’s adorable.

SM: It’s disgusting. I would strangle him.

CC: I like it. Okay. invent my own word…I would say “cinemasis,” when your life feels like a movie.

SM: You’ve really battled with that. And it’s probably a real word.

CC: I swear to god I didn’t. I just thought about it now.

SM: “Cinemasis” Like cinematography…“cinemasis.”

CC: Yeah, because I felt like that recently. You know when your life feels really good or bad, you’re like, “I’m literally in my own fucking film right now.”

SM: That resonated, yes. What’s your star sign? I’m a Leo.

CC: I’m a Pisces, full on.

SM: I don’t really know much about it, but I know—

CC: I honestly used to believe in it but now I don’t because I’ve met people that are their signs, and I’m like, you have nothing—

SM: Am I like a Leo?

CC: I don’t really know a lot about Leos.

SM: I don’t know either. I’m a lion so I’m okay with that.

CC: Who would you haunt if you were a ghost? Who and where would you haunt?

SM: Nobody, that is evil. Why would you haunt somebody?

CC: I actually wouldn’t haunt anybody. Okay, let’s see. If you had a warning label, what would yours say? “A lot,” for me. Like, “This is a lot.”

SM: I don’t know what mine would be. I break everything. Everything nice I’ve ever had in my life, I break. Like a nice lamp.

CC: Really? By accident?

SM: I broke it. Yeah, I was super clumsy.

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