Updated 07:02 PM EST, Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Fifth Harmony Says They're Glad Girls Don't See Them As 'Perfect Little Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed Barbie Dolls'

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Fifth Harmony has been steadily making a name in the music scene ever since their days on "The X-Factor USA" in 2012. Aside from their obvious talents, one of the most noticeable characteristic of the girl group is the diversity among its members, which includes different racial backgrounds such as Latina, Polynesian, and African-American.

The group, composed of Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei Hamilton, are proud of their heritage. In an interview with Billboard, the quintet discussed sexuality, feminism, and girl group norms.

"We like that when girls look at us, they don't see perfect little blond-haired, blue-eyed Barbie dolls," Jauregui told Billboard. "We all have different body types and different skin."

Fifth Harmony's upcoming debut album titled, "Reflection," will come out on February 3 and will feature songs that are "less poppy, harder-edged hip-hop/R&B." "Bo$," the first single from the album which tackled female empowerment, received positive feedback from first lady Michelle Obama. According to Billboard, the track placed 43 on the Hot 100 list and even earned the girls an invitation to the White House party last December.

"The whole girl-power thing wasn't as heavily intertwined before -- we're more aware of it now," said Cabello, who hails from Cojimar, Cuba. "We're all minorities doing a major thing," she added, as quoted by the news outlet.

The members were also outspoken about admiring other female performers in the music scene who embrace and express feminism through their songs. According to Billboard, the girls have a high opinion of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Trainor.

"A lot of people are really exploring their sexuality. And, honestly, we're 17 to 21 -- so that's a realistic topic for us," Jauregui added, as quoted by Billboard.

"Reflection" also features Fifth Harmony's collaborations with other artists, such as Tyga, Kid Ink, and Trainor. Some songs worthy of replays in the album are "Sledgehammer," "Like Mariah," and "Top Down," the news outlet noted.

Lauren Jauregui's and Brad Simpson's Breakup

Fifth Harmony recently confirmed via Bilboard that Jauregui and The Vamps member Brad Simpson dated for eight months, but they broke up last December, J-14 reported.

However, some news outlets pointed out that the situation is still tense between the ex-couple and that there's also friction between their respective groups. According to J-14, Fifth Harmony and The Vamps got into an argument after James McVey's joke was perceived as a rude statement toward Jauregui.

McVey posted several Tweets to pacify the situation:

"Ouchieeeee. Totally misinterpreted there folks... I'm sorry if people have been offended. I was joking that we all think that.. 

The band were all attractive, and we tried to flirt at the start. I failed, clearly. I meant we all 'had a go' at flirting."

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