Miss movin’ on! Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui posed for Playboy following the band’s recent split and gave her fans an inside look at what really went on during the early stages with the girl group as well as what she’s going to do in the future. Watch the video and check out her flawless Playboy photo shoot!
Now that Lauren is finally breaking out of her Fifth Harmony shell, she told the publication just how hard it was to live up to a certain image in the past that was actually put in place by a record label. “When you’re really disconnected from who you are and you’re ashamed of it, you can write and tell a story, but you can never really tell your story,” she shared. “That’s what separates a lot of artists from others — the connection.”
She said the reason why “you see so many [artists] dying inside” is because they are forced to appeal to a mass of people and not their true identity. And while this may seem like Lauren is opening up for the first time about who she really is, it’s not.
In 2016, she came out as bisexual in an open letter to President Donald Trump and called the people who voted for him “racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic a–holes.” Since then she has not just embraced her sexuality, but her ability to work with other artists who weren’t in the Fifth Harmony bubble including Halsey, Ty Dolla $ign — who she’s currently dating — Marian Hill, and Steve Aoki.
After working with all of these artists, Lauren is exploring different genres including electronica, pop, rock ‘n roll, alt-rock, and Latin music. And while she has yet to announce a solo debut album or an EP, she explained that the sound she is working on is brand new. “It’s definitely different than my work with Fifth Harmony. It’s me,” she said.