Lauren Jauregui Through the Years

It's safe to say that Fifth Harmony have come a long way since the days of nervously auditioning in front of Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid back in 2012 on X Factor USA. One member whose undergone a particularly incredible transformation over the years? Lauren Jauregui.

From burgeoning girl group member to an outspoken, empowered and confident superstar, Lauren's upward trajectory has been inspiring to watch — and her evolution on the outside has been equally compelling.

Check out Lauren's evolution, from those X Factor audition days to the confident "Back To Me" mega star we see today, above.