Camila Cabello thanked her mother for being the "most incredible example of what it means to be a woman" as she collected her Billboard Women in Music award.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

The 'Havana' hitmaker was honoured with the Breakthrough Artist award at the event on Thursday night (30.11.17), where she thanked her mother Sinuhe for being the best role model.

She said: "The only reason I'm standing on this stage, and in this auditorium, and on this soil in this country is because of one woman, and that's my mom. Tonight we're celebrating women of this year and I want to take this moment to thank the woman of life. I have the most incredible example of what it means to be a woman ... this is for my mom."

It comes after Camila revealed how her mother had taught her that it is ok to be fearful.

She said: "I think the most important thing I've learned from my mom has been: You're human if you have fear, but you can't ever let it determine how hard you go at a situation. If anything, it should make you go harder - go for it all the way."

And the brunette beauty admits she was "very introverted" as a young girl.

She said: "I was very introverted as a kid. But I started bringing my CDs to the YMCA after school; I'd ask for the boom box and go play my music in the corner and people would come over. And I created a little YouTube channel doing covers - I must have posted 50.

"Even though I'd be like, 'Oh my God, this is so bad,' music was the thing I was passionate enough about to get over being shy. After seeing a One Direction 'tips on auditioning for The X Factor (USA)' video, I asked Mom if I could audition."

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