Camila Cabello managed to do the impossible on Wednesday (March 15): She made going through airport security both chic and glamorous. The “Havana” singer—and occasional Marilyn Monroe impersonator—decided to have some fun with the paparazzi when she spotted them snapping her photo at LAX. Instead of burying her face behind an oversize Birkin bag, like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did between the years 2006 and 2009, Cabello welcomed the flashbulbs with open arms.
Well, not “open arms” literally: She stuck one arm behind her head and the other on her hip and posed like she was a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Or Madonna circa the 1990 “Vogue” video. Either way, she didn’t look like most people who are walking through security at the airport (i.e., tired, frazzled, and debating internally whether they’ll eat Quiznos or Auntie Anne’s once they’ve made it past the metal detector).
Check out the photo for yourself, below. The security guard right behind her is obviously living for this and probably thinking, Time to go buy “Never Be the Same” 500 times on iTunes.
The second pose Cabello struck is arguably even better than the first. Here she gives a MySpace-era duck face and throws her arms behind her back as if she’s thinking, Yes, I do remember all the “Crying in the Club” choreography from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
She managed to serve one more face for the paparazzi—while inside the metal detector. Instead of holding her hands up and grimacing, like most people do when they’re inside that thing, Cabello playfully stuck out her tongue and gave side-eye for days. This was probably the face Cabello made when her album shot to number one in seven countries.
Cabello herself joked about these photos on Twitter on Thursday morning (March 15) when she saw a fan account posted them. “Lmao it’s kinda like when life throws u lemons, make lemonade… if they’re taking pictures, might as well do a photoshoot,” she wrote.
That’s pretty sage advice, to be honest: Turn every outing into a photo shoot. Your annual tax appointment, trips to the DMV…hell, even your weekly grocery store run. I can see you voguing down the dairy aisle right now, and it’s glorious.