The Girls of Fifth Harmony Reveal the Lowest Points of Their Careers
There’s a dark side to fame.
In Fifth Harmony’s latest cover story with Billboard magazine, the girl group — comprised of Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui — share their darkest moments. Recalling the struggles they had to deal with last year, the pop quintet opens up about the low points in their pop career.
“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 fucked up,” Cabello begins. “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.”
Meanwhile, Hernandez, who wouldn’t go in specifics, mentions dealing with “awful mental health situations” and “pain on a lot of levels.”
According to Jauregui, many of their problems stem from “this industry.” She tells the publication, “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?'”
“I love touring, but the schedule traumatized me,” Hansen quips. “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.”
Kordei, who experienced three deaths in her inner circle in the past four months, adds with teary eyes, “I’m in the process of getting to my high point.”
However, despite dealing with some heavy personal stuff, the girls insists they’re also there for each other as well.
“What’s special is we’ve got four other girls willing to go through it,” says Hansen.
“You guys are the best,” Jauregui, who was encouraged by her bandmates to skip doing press to fly back to Florida when her grandmother passes away, tells the rest of the group. “You literally saved my life.”