"There’s this notion that artists are supposed to be dumb and frivolous. I completely disagree with that."
When Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui first entered the music industry at age 16 as a contestant on X Factor, she said the show's critical, public eye was dangerous for her. The Cuban-American singer hadn't publicly come out as bi-sexual when the show was airing, but she says her fans were already questioning her sexuality over her every move.
"That messed me up, growing up in the public eye when I was a teenager,” Jauregui told Out. “That’s when everyone is trying to find themselves.”
Now, five years later, the young pop star said activism plays a huge part in her musical career and takes pride in her bi identity, collaborating with Halsey for the song "Strangers" that narrates an unrequited love story betwen a same-sex couple.