Camila Cabello embodied all of us last year when she attended Taylor Swift’s model-studded Halloween bash dressed as a “Grandma Who Couldn’t Find Her Cat Because She Sat on It.” The look became an instant classic and was a stark contrast to the slinkier costumes Swift’s other friends, like Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt, sported that evening. No shade to anyone who opts for a sexy Halloween costume, but Cabello’s outfit just felt so relatable—we’ve all been in a situation where it feels like you missed a dress-code memo.
And during her interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Monday evening (September 25), Cabello finally opened up about what it was like to be the “grandma” in a sea of sexy cub scouts.
“I didn’t [leave the costume on for the whole party],” she said. “I walk in, and it was, like, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt—these models—and I just walk in, like (goofy face). Then these two attractive guys come in, so I went to the bathroom. I had this black turtleneck and pants under it, and I went to the bathroom and took [the costume] off. And then I came back out, and I was like, ‘I was really hot.'”
We’ve all been there. Everyone knows what it’s like to attend a T.Swift Halloween party in a gag costume but immediately rip it off because two guys with washboard abs walk in. OK, maybe we don’t, but Cabello did what 98 percent of humans with a pulse would’ve done in this scenario.
Honestly, though, Cabello should’ve kept the costume on. If the guys at the party couldn’t appreciate her A-plus costume, then they weren’t worth her time.
Watch Cabello tell this story for yourself in the video, below:
Let this be a lesson to everyone who wants to dress as “Grandma Who Sits on a Cat” this Halloween: Own it. (Unless you actually feel overheated—in which case, yes, take it off.)