Camila Mendes, a 22-year old Miami native, is going to blow up in 2017. You heard it here first. Despite graduating from NYU just last year, Mendes has already locked up a starring role on Riverdale, The CW’s live-action version of the classic Archie Comics.
Mendes graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in May of 2016. Despite still being enrolled in NYU, Mendes was able to land the role of socialite Veronica Lodge in the new drama series Riverdale. Even more impressive is that she was offered the job after just her second audition.
According to the official casting announcement, “Mendes’ intelligent and confident Veronica Lodge is a silver-tongued high school sophomore who returns to Riverdale from New York, eager to reinvent herself after a scandal involving her father.”
With a starring role on what’s sure to be a hit television show and striking, model-like looks, watch out for Camila Mendes to be one of the biggest breakout stars of 2017.