We know the girls of Fifth Harmony are some of the fiercest ladies around. Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Hamilton and Ally Brooke Hernandez give us songs that are all about empowerment and they ooze self-confidence, but in a new interview, the girls opened about how this is something they struggled with but now, they are willing to do whatever it takes to have their voices heard and stay true to who they are.
They each shared the best advice they've ever received that has really shaped them into the fearless group they are today.
"Be who you are and don't allow other people to tell you who you're supposed to be. That's something we constantly have to fight against," Lauren said. People try to change and make us into a certain image they want, or try to give us songs that don't agree with our image or who we are. Authenticity will translate best to our audience."
Normani echoed Lauren's thoughts, adding that it's important for anyone to remember to "block out everybody else, and really focus on what's important to you."
Dinah Jane and Ally Brooke reflected how they used to be afraid to be their true selves and speak up for what they believed in, but they learned that as long as they stick together with the tough decisions they make, they can achieve whatever it is they want.
"Personally, I used to be really scared to even speak my mind or stand up for myself," Dinah revealed. "We've all grown to be stronger than before, and especially, when you're a girl in this industry, you're very scared. You learn to have a thick skin."
"All of us have come across a situation where we had to turn down a song because we didn't believe in it," Ally continued. "It was a fight, but we fought it and won. We became closer because of it, so fight for what you believe in, speak your mind, and don't be afraid."
These girls know how to dish out some advice! Camila summed up all of the girls' feelings by bringing home the sentiment that what's most important is being assertive and sticking up for what you believe in a kind way that doesn't hurt others.
"When you're in a meeting, you can stick up for what you want but also have to be kind to everyone around you, whether it's the head of your label or the man cleaning the venue," Camila said. "When you die, all that's going to be left is the mark you left on people, not the platinum singles.
And that is how to be a successful pop star, in every way. Bravo, ladies!
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