Camila on visiting the White House: “We did a small meet-and-greet with Obama, and he has done so much in terms of immigration, and the immigration laws that he set have helped my dad out. I remember we had five seconds with him, and I looked him in his eyes and I started to cry, and I was like, ‘Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for immigration.’ He said, ‘Thank you. I really appreciate that.’ It was something I won’t forget for the rest of my life because I just remember being a little girl and coming from a different country and my family starting from nothing, and to be in the White House is so crazy.”
Ally on meeting Michelle Obama: “She sang to us, and she was one of the females that we’ve been inspired by that we put in our song, so that was kind of unbelievable that the First Lady sang back our own lyrics. She was like, ‘Girls, that’s my workout song,’ and we were just blown away.”
Camila on being a diverse girl group: “I feel like representation is so important, especially for little girls growing up that have dreams, and because of prejudices or because of Eurocentric standards they might not think that they’re good enough or quote-unquote pretty enough — whatever. We have all different ethnicities, we have all different body types, so I think that makes us really special.”
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