Pop star Alessia Cara visit Davidson Academy to talk about bullying

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some students at Davidson Academy got a surprise visit from singer-songwriter and pop star Alessia Cara on Monday.

Cara’s goal was to bring awareness to bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month as she’s been named an ambassador for the #ChooseKindness campaign.

Her latest single “Scars to Your Beautiful” addresses body image and positive self-esteem. She told News 2 she hopes the students can take something good from that.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“I think we should embrace not only ourselves but everyone else and their beauty as well, all different kinds of beauty,” Cara said. “And that’s what this song is about, finding the beauty within yourself and you know, saying, ‘I don’t need to change myself for the world. If anything, the world should change their perspective on me.’”

The singer also surprised a student with 10 tickets to her upcoming show in Nashville.

Cara rose to fame in the fall of 2015 with her hit “Here” from her debut album “Know-It-All.”

Her visit to Davidson Academy was made possible by Nashville radio station i106.7 and Def Jam Recordings.