Ever since their debut on The X Factor, Fifth Harmony hasn’t shied from showcasing their diverse backgrounds.
Three of the five harmonious ladies (Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, and Ally Brooke Hernandez) are of Hispanic descent, which has led to multiple songs by the group performed in Spanish.
And even though the other two members of the group, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane Hansen aren’t Latinas, they still get the honorary titles when they’re performing with their chicas.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Fifth Harmony (or “The Fuerte Five” as they’re dubbed by the mag), dropped lots of advice, details on their style, and what they look for in a potential beau.
Here are five things we learned from the interview:
1. They take love advice from Nicki Minaj.
When asked what they look for in a guy, Hansen responded by saying “You gotta, you know, run your pockets for me,” a line she says she got from Minaj during one of the rapper’s concerts. The line refers to letting a guy shower you with gifts.
“But someone who respects you a lot is a really big thing for me,” she added.
2. They also give really great advice.
According to Cabello, it’s important to “be kind to everyone around you.”
“When you die,” she told Cosmo, “all that’s going to be left is the mark you left on people, not the platinum singles.”
For Hernandez, it’s about fighting for yourself.
“Fight for what you believe in, speak your mind, and don’t be afraid,” she said.
3. They haven’t always been comfortable speaking their mind, though.
It’s hard to believe any of the BO$$ ladies from Fifth Harmony have ever had confidence issues, but according to the ladies themselves, they haven’t always been this way.
“Personally, I used to be really scared to even speak my mind or stand up for myself,” shared Hansen.
“Me too,” added Hernandez.
4. “F–king Justin Bieber” — double standards aren’t cool.
When it comes to how they dress, the girls shared that they often face double standards in comparison to their male counterparts.
“People aren’t getting that it’s time to move on and be accepting of other women dressing however they want,” Cabello said.
“F—king Justin Bieber, Jauregui said. “I’m sorry, excuse me. Justin Bieber takes his pants off, posts a pic of it, and it’s like, “OMG, he’s so hot.” What. Is. That?! How is this reality?”
5. There’s no problem with standing out when it comes to fashion.
Despite the scrutiny and the double standards, however, Kordei says she prefers to make a statement with her fashion choices.
“My style is very high fashion,” she said. “I like to take risks and not go with the flow of everybody else. I really like to stand out and be different.”
You can read Fifth Harmony’s full interview with Cosmopolitan for Latinas here.