Fifth Harmony come together on the newest cover of Billboard.
Here’s what the girls — Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui — had to share with the glossy:
Lauren on falling for the illusion of fame: “They sell you this present of rainbows and butterflies, and as a 16-year-old that’s what I bought. It’s why I did X Factor and why I ended up in a group. But then you’re working so hard, so young. [Meanwhile] my friends are in college, telling me about their days and what they’re studying. You’re having to put on a smile on a red carpet. It’s like, ‘Who am I? Am I for myself or for this?’”
On knowing the group can’t last forever: “It has been an incredible journey, and it’ll continue as long as it can, but this will be that chapter that got us wherever we needed to go. We’re learning the business, meeting people we need to know, getting knowledgeable about our craft. This is basically us being in college for our majors.”
Camila on suffering from anxiety: “I was having terrible anxiety, nonstop. My heart would beat really fast the whole day. Two hours after I woke up, I’d need a nap because my body was so hyperactive. It was so eff — sorry, but it was so f***** up. I was scared of what would happen to me, of the things my brain might tell me. I realized the stuff I thought was important isn’t worth my health. Now I write in a diary every day, work out and meditate.”
For more on Fifth Harmony, visit Billboard.com.