Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke is 27 years old and a virgin, something she's "proud" of… That doesn't mean it's easy, but, to borrow lyrics from one of her group's songs, it's "worth it."
"It can definitely get hard and rough and you just got to stay strong and remember why I did it," the told TMZ. "And the end goal, you know, it's a marathon and I'm trying to see myself at the finish line because for me personally, I think that'll just reap such rewards in time."
Ally has famously said she's waiting to have sex until marriage.
"I'm happy I can share it with my fans and be honest but it's also awesome because I can still be flirtatious and be sexy and fun in my music videos and in my songs," she said. "There's just a certain line that I'm comfortable with, you know, certain songs that I will sing, certain lyrics that I will change, but it's awesome just being empowered to be who I want to be."
The singer previously spoke about her commitment to pre-marriage virginity in her memoir "Finding Harmony."
In speaking to TMZ she gave advice to others interested in pursuing the same path.
"If you guys are trying to honor that choice, stick to it," she said. "Remember why you did it and know that you're not alone, 'cause there are some people that feel like, 'gosh, I'm the only one who's in this boat,' but you have a lot of people who are with you and have the same struggles and challenges that you do and you know I'm here to root you on and say, 'hey, stay strong.' I know it's tough but you really can do it."