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Camila Mendes Gives Life Advice

In this episode of 'Ask W', actress Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge on 'Riverdale') gives advice on accidentally liking your crush's Instagram, being on time, naming your puppy, how to make a good first impression at a job interview, and what to do when your partner won't post pics of you on Instagram.

Released on 6/27/2018

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Starring: Camila Mendes

Transcript

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Hi, I'm Camila Mendes, and I'm gonna
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give you some advice today.
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Can I just get into it?
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Okay.
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My friend is always late to meet me
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whenever we have plans, it drives me crazy.
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Should I just start being late for our plans as well?
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Punctual from NYC.
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Listen, Punctual, I'm late to a lot of things.
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I'm guilty of that.
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And I don't do it on purpose, I'm genuinely just awful
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at estimating how long it takes me to do things.
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I'm not proud of it, but I'm also like, what is time?
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Time is just, it's relative, it doesn't matter.
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It's just like, show up when you're ready.
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That's probably terrible advice, but.
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After years and years of trying to be
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on time to things, I can't say that I ever am.
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What do you do if you accidentally like a crush's Instagram?
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Double-Tap-Happy from Virginia.
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I once, I mean back when I had a Facebook,
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I commented on a guy's page thinking
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it was his friend's page, 'cause I was stalking him.
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And I commented on his friend's page,
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and I was like, we never hang out anymore!
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But this guy and I have never hung out before,
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so it was really embarrassing, and I just owned it.
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If I delete it, like he's gonna see this notification
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that it was deleted, and then it's just weird.
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I might as well just let it out there,
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I have nothing to lose.
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But then he actually ended up being like,
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oh my God you're right, we should definitely hang out.
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So.
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And now he's all up in my DMs.
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(laughing)
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My boyfriend and I just got a new puppy
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and we are both big fans of Riverdale.
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What should we name our new pup, Archie or Jughead?
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Team Veronica from Arizona.
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Definitely Archie.
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I can't imagine being like, Jughead!
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Archie's like, Archie!
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Like it's a cute little, you know?
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But Jughead is, it's not a cute name.
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No one should have that name.
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My boyfriend never posts pictures of me on Instagram.
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I don't think he's doing it on purpose to look single
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but it still makes me feel like he's trying to hide me.
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What do I do or say?
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Pictureless from California.
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So I understand the concern, but also like, it's Instagram.
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You don't need to like, post about
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your relationship on Instagram.
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It's a private thing shared between two people.
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But if it really does bother you,
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then just, like, tell him that.
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Because it's your truth, speak your truth.
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I think it's better to just be honest
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even if you do feel a little embarrassed about it
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than to deny the way that you feel.
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If he's your boyfriend, he should understand
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the kind of person you are, and if you care about that,
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then maybe he should consider posting pictures of you.
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Just saying.
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I have a job interview coming up
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and I always am a bit awkward.
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Any advice on how to make a better first impression?
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I feel like your first impression
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is always gonna be a little different than who you are.
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Don't be so hard on yourself, is what I'm trying to say.
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That being said, when I'm getting
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interviewed, I tend to freeze up.
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Like I get really uncomfortable
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when people are asking me a lot of questions.
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But I've just kind of learned to imagine the situation
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as if I'm having a conversation with my friend
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and how I would respond to them.
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Because people respond to authenticity,
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and somebody will know if you're trying
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to be somebody that you're not.
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You can smell that from a mile away.
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So, if you feel like you're qualified
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for the job, that's all you need.
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You don't need to defend yourself past that.