U.S. X Factor third-place winners, Fifth Harmony, have graced this week’s cover of Billboard magazine. Of course, their Harmonizers are happy to see their beloved girls on the cover.
The “Worth It” singers are steaming up the inside pages of Billboard magazine, as well. On the cover, all five singers are rocking the same neutral look. They’re seen wearing minimal makeup and matching black bodysuits. Inside the magazine, there are separate photos of each singer, along with a group photo of the ladies rocking denim jackets.
Here’s how their fans have been reacting to Fifth Harmony’s new photo shoot.
— Steph || 7/27 (@harmonizersteph) May 5, 2016
— Danii (@InToxicatedIife) May 5, 2016
— Emily (@emilynewts99) May 5, 2016
There is just one little problem with the photo shoot. The Billboard cover had a Photoshop fail with one of the singers. There’s no doubt that Fifth Harmony looks amazing on the cover, but the photo was altered so much that it gave Ally Brooke two right feet. If you look closer at the cover, you will find Ally sitting behind Camila Cabello with her right leg crossed over her left. But if you look closely, you will notice that she has two right feet instead of one right foot and one left foot.
Ally didn’t get embarrassed by the mishap. She took to Twitter to crack a joke about the Photoshop fail below.
When you’re tryna look cute even tho you got two right feet pic.twitter.com/ti4CABVd06
— AllyBrooke Hernandez (@AllyBrooke) May 6, 2016
The striking Billboard cover story comes after the news about their single “Work From Home” going platinum. Though Fifth Harmony sure look harmonious in the photo shoot, they don’t appear to be happy about how their lives turned out. Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, and Normaini Kordei admitted that they get homesick whenever they’re on the road.
When asked about the downsides to fame, Cabello opened up about her struggles with anxiety.
“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 f***ed up. 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.”
Hernandez has become a source of support for the other girls, but even she has her struggles. She revealed to the magazine that she’s also suffered from “awful mental situation” even “pain on a lot of levels. Although the girls would not reveal where their mental health struggles stem from, Jaregui blames it on “the industry.”
“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?'”
Regardless, Fifth Harmony is still gearing up for the release of their new album, 7/27, out on May 20. Regardless of their struggles, the five ladies are looking forward to seeing what the future brings. They believe that learning how to cope with the pressures of fame is all part of growing up.
“It has been an incredible journey, and it’ll continue as long as it can,” Jauregui admitted. “But this will be that chapter that got us wherever we needed to go. We’re learning the business, meeting people we need to know, getting knowledgeable about our craft. This is basically us being in college for our majors.”
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