Sounds like they could seriously use some work from home days…
Fifth Harmony is literally the most famous girl group of the past decade, but success in the music industry doesn't always mean things are going perfectly in your personal life.
Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui are currently on the cover of Billboard Magazine looking all sexy and confident, but in the pages they get surprisingly real about their struggles.
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For one thing, Camila opens up about how going from auditioning for X Factor as a soloist to being in an A-List band gave her unbelievable anxiety, saying:
"I'll start with the low because that led to the high: 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*cked 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."
We're glad she figured out what works best for her!
However, Lauren shares similar feelings about the Simon Cowell singing competition:
"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 [in this] for myself or for this?'
We were not expecting 5H to get so deep!
But unfortunately for the group's youngest member, Dinah Jane seems to have suffered the biggest loss since touring began in 2012:
"I love touring, but the schedule traumatized me. I was like, 'What kind of job are we doing?' I watched my great-grandmother be buried on FaceTime. We're all so family-oriented, and we've all lost people on the road."
We can't even imagine how difficult that must have been for her.
Still, it's not all bad, as Dinah explains:
"We finally have a damn voice. We feel like actual artists. We were little babies in the beginning; now we're becoming big girls… What's special is we've got four other girls willing to go through it."
That's the spirit!
We simply cannot wait to hear how all of this raw emotion translates into song when Fifth Harmony's sophomore album 7/27 drops internationally on May 27.
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Plus, just to keep things a little bit light after all that heavy reading…
Ch-ch-check out 5H's HIGHlariously pitch perfect impressions of Rihanna, Meghan Trainor, Leona Lewis, and more (below)!!!
[Image via Ramona Rosales/Billboard.]
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