It's a first for Little Mix. The winners of the U.K. edition of 'X Factor' have landed their first American mag cover in the form of Seventeen's June/July issue!

The ladies certainly help cank the mercury during some of the hottest months of the year with their sizzling cover, and they reveal advice they got from fellow U.K. groups who were once in the same boat as them.

In the issue, they share what Spice Girl Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) told them – which was this: "Emma Bunton told us to keep being friends because that’s the connection fans love you for," according to Jade.

One Direction, who competed on the U.K. edition of 'X' before Little Mix, but didn't win, are close with the girls, as LM's Perrie Edwards is dating 1D's Zayn Malik. Given the proximity, it only makes sense for the Little Mix gals to pick the brains of the 1D boys as they attempt to storm American shores.

Leigh-Anne said, "I asked the boys from One Direction how to make it in America and they basically said: 'Be yourself and you can’t go wrong. People know when you’re trying to be someone you’re not. Just be true to who you are.' So that’s what we’ve been doing!"

Good advice, especially since it's from the boys who are living the dream.

In addition to their cover feature, the ladies are helping launch the Seventeen Style Diaries. It's a weekly web series where the fabulously coiffed and lipsticked Jade, Jesy, Perrie and Leigh-Anne share style secrets and beauty must-haves. Watch for new episodes every Thursday starting May 23 at 3PM. You want and need to subscribe to this channel, makeup mavens and Mixers.

The issue drops at Wal-Mart on May 21, while Little Mix's debut 'DNA' is out May 28.

Little Mix Seventeen Cover
Chris Craymer for Seventeen


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