Q&A With Fifth Harmony: On Partnership With BIC Soleil Shine Razor and Empowering Women

Fifth Harmony recently partnered with the new BIC Soleil Shine Razor, to empower women to feel confident and optimistic in their own skin. I sat down with this ultra famous girl group, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, and learned that they have a lot to offer young women and teenagers, not only about taking care of themselves outside, but also how to nurture themselves inside. There is no way to meet these girls and not be impressed with their poise and maturity, in the face of fast forward fame. They admit to being well grounded, and family oriented, which makes them perfect role models for the BIC Soleil Shine Razor and its message of empowerment.

BN: Why did you decide to partner with BIC Soleil Shine Razor?
Normani: We thought that the partnership was perfect, honestly, because they stand for everything that we also believe in, and things that we talk about on a day-to-day basis. We really encourage people, not just women, but people in general to really feel confident in their own skin and have self-love, and believe in themselves wholeheartedly and fully.
We know how we feel using this product as well. It makes us feel more optimistic about the day and it makes us feel confident in ourselves. It’s kind of one less thing that we have to stress about.
Ally: We’re always on the Red Carpet, and you know they have all those pictures everywhere. Also when we’re performing, especially me, I love to show my legs, so it’s really nice to use something that really works.

(BN Note: During the interview, Ally let me feel her legs to prove how soft and smooth they were, and I can attest that they were incredibly baby soft and silky.)

BN: What other things make you feel confident?
Camila: I think just having fun makes you feel excited about your life. I know that when I have a day that I look forward to and I’m around my friends and family, I feel like I’m living my life to the fullest. I think living my life to the fullest is sexy and awesome.
Dinah Jane: We latch on to so many insecurities within ourselves. It’s always good to have a friend there to make you feel like you’re loved. I feel that that’s just the most important part as a female to just surround yourself with people that love you. At the end of the day that’s all that matters is your happiness.

BN: Do you feel a positive outlook is something you have to work on every day?
Normani: It’s something that you have to do, that’s easier said than done. But the first thing when you wake up in the morning, just try to have a positive outlook and think of the things that you want to accomplish within the day. Because you need to know that you do have control over your destiny and what can possibly happen during that day. So you can’t really let what happened yesterday, or what you’re afraid of happening tomorrow, affect that day. Focus on the day and take things step by step.

BN: How hard is it to maintain these goals of optimism and confidence, with the pressures of social media?
Lauren: Social media is sort of like a vortex where a lot of people are anonymous, and therefore, have a lot of stuff to say because they have a platform, and they feel like somebody’s listening. So I feel like it gives people this false confidence, which turns into meanness, so they sort of project their insecurities on to you. Again, you’re anonymous so you don’t have anyone checking you to say, ‘Yo, like, that’s not nice.’

When you give people that attention you give them that power over you, essentially that just destroys who you are inside. What they are saying to you has as much of an affect as you allow it to have on you. When you allow that to happen, which is something that I have done in the past, and I constantly have to work on, because we’re sort of set to care about what people think. You have to remind yourself that the real is what’s happening in my world right now. A phone isn’t reality, the Internet isn’t reality. It’s just a place where you can spew all of your inner thoughts.

Dinah Jane: It’s crazy because you can use social media for good things, but it can also be used for negativity. I feel like it’s all negativity lately. It’s in your control how you carry your messages on social media.

BN: Do you have a message for women, in terms of how they can deal with some of the issues that we talked about?
Ally: I think it’s really important to know who you are, and to stay true to who you are, and know where you come from, and know that people are going to love you for who you are. And those are going to be your true friends. Just kind of knowing who you are, and not feeling like you have to change for anybody. You don’t have to change yourself to be cool.

I actually used to do that when I was younger, which wasn’t fun. I just found out through experience that being myself was the best person that I could be. It’s definitely a lesson I had to learn. To know that you’re not alone. I think feeling that is so powerful. And knowing that you aren’t the only person who has felt alone, who has felt scared or timid. And know that it’s all part of life.

For more information on the BIC Soleil Shine Razor, visit, http://www.feelthesoleil.com.

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