5H's Lauren Jauregui Shares Stunning Playboy Spread, But She's Copping Some Flack
We still have a couple months before Fifth Harmony’s hiatus officially begins (watch the video above!), but Lauren Jauregui is already looking ahead to her solo career.
The 21-year-old poses for Playboy in an intimate new photo shoot, and in the accompanying interview, she opens up about her post-5H plans.
“Right now, I’m just exploring myself and getting in touch with myself creatively. To be real, I don’t want to give myself boundaries,” she said, adding that she’s influenced by genres as diverse as pop, electronica, and Cuban music. “It’s definitely different than my work with Fifth Harmony. It’s me.”
Though Jauregui said she has no plans to record solo music just yet, she’s looking forward to showing fans who she is outside of Fifth Harmony. After all, the group formed when she was only 16, and she has a much more realized sense of self now.
“We tried our best to be ourselves, [but] we were also adolescents, so you have to think about who you were at that age and being thrown in front of cameras,” Jauregui said about the 5H’s beginnings. “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. That’s what separates a lot of artists from others — the connection.”
For now, Jauregui has her opening stint on Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour to look forward to. Besides that, she’s focusing on encouraging her fans to be active in social issues. She explained, “It’s so crazy how little people know about what they can do, about their rights, what they’re putting into their bodies and everything that’s going on globally. I believe that art is the core of what starts revolutions.”
Of course with all the praise from her loyal Harmonizers comes some flack:
When you start dating a dude with tattoos and $ sign in his name, you end up in playboy...lol
— BADDEEZ (@Baddeezz) March 27, 2018
or the fact that shes posing half naked for a misogynistic magazine whilst claiming to be woke but ok
— ashley (@camilasfate) March 26, 2018
She seems to be showing quite a few things, but integrity is not one of them.
— Ariel's tears (@arielstears) March 27, 2018
5H flopped and now she has to sell nudes for money pic.twitter.com/YRMs97UkQq
— 🅴 (@skinny_queens) March 26, 2018
lauren so called feminist jauregui posing for playboy the hypocrisy
— luaxana (@getawaytae) March 26, 2018
— :) (@skinnymila97) March 26, 2018
But one fan had the perfect comeback:
Feminism is about sexual liberation and please read her interview she talked about activism world issues and music industry and the photos are classy , even camila twerks on her male backup dancers on stage yet she can be confident we dont shame her so please respect L
— Harmonizerforlife (@Harmonizerforl4) March 26, 2018
Keep doing you Lauren <3
- Madeline Roth
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