'Kia ora!' Fifth Harmony embraces Te Reo even before hitting our shores

The Fifth Harmony girls say they're so excited to come to New Zealand, they might just try some hangi. 

It was all smiles between the members of the girl group during an interview with Three's The Project, despite rumours they're planning to split after the release of their next studio album. 

Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui are already embracing Te Reo even before they arrive to our shores, welcoming presenter Shannon Ryan with a friendly "kia ora!". 

The band will headline KFC Edgefest in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington this November. The four members of the pop group said they were excited to eat some of New Zealand's famous meat pies, and asked about our food specialities. 

When Ryan told them about hangi, the girls were insistent on sampling it.  

"We've got to have that" member Lauren Jauregui said. 

But when chat turned to their past, they said they "cringe" while watching performances from their time on The X Factor in 2012.  

"I'm traumatised" Normani Kordei says of their early days together. Surprisingly, they said it wasn't Simon Cowell that was the hard part of the being on the show, but "more the politics and dynamic of it". 

Fifth Harmony topped the NZ charts with their hit 'Work from Home', which has been streamed more than 685 million times on Spotify.