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Fifth Harmony star inspires transgender fan to name herself after singer

Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello has inspired a dedicated fan to name herself after the pop singer after transitioning from male to female.

The Boss hitmaker, who turned 18 on Tuesday (03Mar15), shared a sweet snap on Instagram.com of herself posing next to a fan called Camila Joe during a recent backstage meet-and-greet session at one of the girl group's concerts.


Cabello detailed the touching story of her new friend in the accompanying caption and wrote, "The stunning, confident, magical woman standing next to me is named Camila Joe. I met her during a signing last year when her name was 'Joey' and she told me I inspired her to have the courage to transition.


"And right before my eyes, today I saw a beautiful, confident woman (with IMMACULATE EYELINER by the way). She told me she was going to go by the name of Camila Joe and I kinda lost it with excitement. I don't know your Twitter but I just wanted to say how proud I am of you."


She added, "There's a light in someone's eyes when they become who they want to be. Today you lit up the whole room. i love you darlin."