Singer Lauren Jauregui stepped out in Beverly Hills, California on Friday (May 31) to attend the Step Up Inspiration Awards, where she spoke about how she deals with online bullying.
“Focus on the constructive criticism that the people that know you personally give you instead of focusing on what a bunch of strangers who don’t know you project to you about what they see,” she told Hollywood Life.
“It used to [bother me] when I was younger but I’ve grown to a point of understanding that it’s separate from me and I don’t take it so much into consideration when I value myself, because I know who I am and I know what I offer. A person on the internet who doesn’t know me can’t tell me what I’ve been through or doesn’t even know what I’ve been through so they can’t possibly decide what I need for myself or project my energy like that,” she said.
Now, Lauren reveals that she mainly relies on herself when it comes to support.
“I support myself the most and God, just because that’s at the core of everything and it all floats from within,” she said. “When I found the belief in myself, I started really being myself and really honing in on who I was so that’s my big thing”.
“And my family of course, my friends who have always been super supportive in my life and all of the mentors that I’ve had in my life that have been able to guide me and shake me and help me grow as a woman,” she said.
Earlier this year, Lauren released her second solo single, titled More Than That. If you haven’t already, you can check out the song here!