ATEEZ has upgraded as a group after taking on two large-scale world tours last year. Recently, they interviewed in Seoul and shared their feelings about going on tour.
After the pandemic, ATEEZ held a world tour in the first half of last year, which started in Seoul and continued to different countries for about seven months. Then, in the second half of 2022, they continued with the world tour and met with even more fans around the globe.
Hongjoong commented, “With two tours, I met 430,000 fans in less than a year and a half. After the pandemic, we missed being on stage, and it was a great opportunity to go on tour and interact with fans. While on tour, I thought, ‘I want to do more of this. I need to prepare more.’ I learned quite a lot while on tour.”
Yeosang continued, “I truly thank everyone who loved ATEEZ’s music and performances and feel a great sense of responsibility. I will repay the support with even better music and performances.”
When asked about the most memorable stage, San replied, “The Paris concert was the most memorable. Fans cheer for each performance in their own way, but I felt something when they did the foot chant. I thought I could feel the trembling on stage too. I could feel the thrill and shock of it all and it made me realize this was why I perform.”
Since their debut in 2018, ATEEZ has captivated global fans with its solid skills and unique team color, and has established itself as a representative K-Pop group with steady global growth.
When asked about the secret to the group’s popularity, Seonghwa commented, “It’s embarrassing to say it’s a secret, but one thing I can say confidently is sincerity.”
While holding large-scale world tours and meeting K-Pop fans worldwide, the group must feel responsibility as K-Pop representatives. Hearing this, Wooyoung stated, “I’m really grateful to hear that we read the representative of K-Pop. As much as fans are waiting and cheering for us, I should become an artist they can be proud of.”
Hongjoong continued, “Other senior groups, especially BTS, achieved good results and created this environment for us. That is how all this is possible, so I think we still aren’t enough to receive the title of ‘representative.’ We want to play our part so that other colleagues and we can show a good image on the world stage. Like the tour, we want to show a good side of ourselves one by one and achieve good results so that in time, ATEEZ can be known as a group that contributed to further growing K-Pop.”
BTS’s stylists paired V’s sheer top with a glitzy blazer and “cool shade stunner” sunglasses that embodied the group’s flirty concept for “Butter.”
Last year, ASTRO’s stylist also chose violence by dressing Cha Eunwoo in this see-through shirt for a leather-clad performance of “ONE.” AROHA might want to change their fandom name to “AGHOSTA” now because nobody survived this look.
While V’s “Butter” suit references popstar glam from the past, Cha Eunwoo’s futuristic outfit is living in the year 3023. ASTRO’s stylist mixed various textures and added a pop of white to create this unforgettable look.
For more, check out V’s “Butter” outfit in motion here…
When it comes to one of the best female dancers in K-Pop, BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is always on the list.
Since debuting, Lisa has wowed with her fluidity and creativity when dancing. She also isn’t afraid to share her years of training and experience to help future idols succeed.
Ahead of their evaluation, YG Entertainment‘s newest trainees for the group BABYMONSTER have been training and performing in front of some of the best, including members of BLACKPINK. In the latest video, it was the final time to train before the evaluation.
They also lucky enough to get a masterclass from Lisa!
Before seeing the members, Lisa even shared her worries about being too harsh with the group. Of course, any advice from someone like Lisa would be useful, so she was reassured that the trainees would love all the advice she gave.
Unsurprisingly, when Lisa entered the training room, the trainees’ eyes lit up as the BLACKPINK member showcased her bubbly personality.
Yet, as the performance started, Lisa switched to “Game Mode” and looked seriously as she watched every movement from all the members with a keen eye.
When the performance ended, while Lisa explained that they were good, she honestly admitted that they didn’t have the body strength or control over their movements.
She was even giving advice when it came to the choreography. As someone who has been on stage, Lisa knows that the balance of talent and visuals is important, sharing how she believes the dance could make the members look even better.
Yet, while Lisa wasn’t afraid to share her criticisms of the members’ performance, she was the perfect coach. Rather than just giving them feedback, Lisa got down and dirty, showing the members how to execute the moves so that they could visualize how it should look.
When the members started again, Lisa’s smile was undeniable as she continued to watch, praise, and give advice to the trainees.
When the practice ended, Lisa even made sure to wait and see if the members had any questions, emphasizing for them to be more casual with their words and calling her unnie.
She even got involved and did the dance with the members, getting adorably flustered when she got it wrong.
When the video was released, netizens couldn’t get over Lisa’s mentor aura. Although she was strict and tough, she was also caring and balanced her serious side with her caring personality.
Since debuting in 2019, ITZY has maintained their spot as one of the most loved girl groups, and the members are always a hot topic for their visuals.
Recently, member Ryujin shocked fans after a dramatic transformation left her unrecognizable.
With her cat-like features, Ryujin has gained attention for her unreal visuals and never fails to impress wherever she goes.
Even in performances, Ryujin has always had a distinct look and is easily recognizable to netizens.
Yet, her recent activities shocked netizens when they couldn’t recognize the idol.
On March 22, ITZY’s Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yeji took part in the “Set Me Free” challenge created by their JYP Entertainment seniors TWICE. As expected, the three idols completely slayed the challenge and showcased their undeniable skills as the group’s dubbed “Dance line.”
While all of the comments couldn’t stop praising ITZY’s “Cat Line,” it seems like the video was full of netizens who were confused by Ryujin’s visuals.
During the video, it was undeniable that Ryujin looked flawless, and the fact that she wasn’t wearing any makeup was even more beautiful.
However, the comments showcased Ryujin’s dramatic transformation, as many netizens initially didn’t recognize the idol. In particular, many pointed out that the idol looked like other Korean celebrities. Of course, one of the first was Ryujin’s celebrity lookalike Han So Hee…
Over the years, the two stars have always been compared to each other with their features, visuals, and charm. So, it wasn’t surprising that many saw the actress in the TikTok video.
Considering that they were dancing to a TWICE song, it wasn’t surprising that many of the comments thought that Yeji and Chaeryeong were doing the challenge with members from TWICE.
Others even pointed out that they didn’t know who was dancing with Chaeryeong and Yeji and that it was someone new they didn’t know.
While Ryujin always looks beautiful, the combination of no makeup and, for many, weight loss meant that looking at the idol from far away made them have a double take.
This article includes descriptions of body image issues or eating disorders that may disturb some readers.
Actress Goo Hye Sun has always been known for her small frame. She’s been keeping up her figure for over a decade now, given her start as a famous internet influencer back in the days of Cyworld.
It is natural that many fans were curious about her dieting methods. She posted on Instagram to share more about her “two-day starvation” method. For younger readers, be warned — it is definitely not healthy or recommended by any doctor.
If you start off your diet by starving for two days, it really helps a lot. (Great tip)
— Goo Hye Sun
The reason behind it is pretty psychological. It’s not simply about reducing calories to quickly drop the pouds.
Starting your diet by starving for two days is called the ‘psychological diet.’ If you can get over being hungry at the start, then even at meal times, you will be less hungry. Generally speaking, you snack without needing to because you think you’re hungry, but you can’t tell when the hunger is fake. If you withstand the two days, on the third day, you will be able to get rid of the pressure that you have to eat something, and this is when you will be able to feel full even by eating half a portion. Also, you will feel that those two days will be wasted if you eat something and break your diet rashly, so you don’t end up doing so. You have to drink water. The first and most important thing in a diet is to be able to analyze yourself psychologically.
— Goo Hye Sun
This method is actually psychologically sound, as the human body gets used to habits quickly. Once you are accustomed to eating a certain amount of food at a certain time of day, even if you are already full, your body conditions you to believe that you are not. This two-day fast will help break the habit.
BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo will soon be making her solo debut, ME. The highly-anticipated release has already spoilt fans with a gorgeous visual film. She truly is the epitome of a Korean beauty.
Going in a completely different direction from the traditional elements in the visual film, the fourth round of concept teasers showed Jisoo with a more trendy style. In an off-the-shoulder top and smokey eye makeup, she exuded allure.
In fact, smokey eye makeup is one of BLINKs’ favorite looks on Jisoo. As she prefers casual styling and natural makeup, one rarely gets a glimpse of her with heavily-lined eyes.
That’s not to say that she hasn’t rocked the look before. Jisoo has tried out the makeup style in various performances.
She even tried it with ice-blue and navy accents to match her denim look once.
Jisoo with smokey makeup is so captivating!
Fans are in awe of how she transforms with her makeup style. Despite her innocent and sweet no makeup face, she surprisingly suits smokey makeup perfectly.
“Jisoo’s bare face is totally innocent but she suits smokey makeup too.”
“I’ve already written a few posts on how much Jisoo suits smokey makeup.”
“I knew she would suit it so well.”
“I think that the song will be a little similar to when she covered ‘Liar.’”
K-Pop idols and other celebrities often rock the same outfit due to specific brands and styles trending at any time. In contrast, they may wear the same thing, but an idol’s personality and personal style change how the outfit looks on them.
This was the case with BLACKPINK‘s Jennie and Thai singer, actor, and model Krit “PP” Amnuaydechkorn.
PP Krit is known for coming-of-age BL (Boy Love) dramas such as I Told Sunset About You and its second season, I Promised You the Moon. He is also a successful model, singer, and huge K-Pop fan.
Both of these stars wore the Illusion sheer body suit by Mugler. The body suit features a thin strip of color fabric over the chest and short sleeves, while the rest of the suit is made of sheer material. The suit is currently available for $590 USD.
PP Krit wore the outfit for the 안녕, Bangkok Arena K 2022 event in Thailand.
He paired the look with very baggy cargo pants and was completely blinged out in diamond jewelry. The way the body suit fell on his hips gave the appearance he was participating in the “visible thong” trend.
PP Krit is a fan of BLACKPINK, so he likely was inspired by Jennie’s look for the “Pink Venom” MV teasers. Jennie wore the bodysuit in a custom pink color, inspiring criticism from netizens who thought the outfit was “inappropriate.”
Jennie’s look was complimented by a specially made shoulder piece and skirt from the brand LA CAGE.
These stars both looked great in the outfits, and we love to see it! You can check out another time they wore the same outfit below!
The members of BLACKPINK are some of the most popular fashion icons of today. However, there have been times when their fashion, makeup, or hair choices made by stylists have been considered offensive, inappropriate, or simply unflattering. Check out some of the moments when their stylists received flack from fans below.
1. Jennie’s nurse outfit in “Lovesick Girls”
When BLACKPINK released “Lovesick Girls,” both YG Entertainment and the stylists were criticized by the Health and Medical Workers’ Union of Korea for Jennie‘s nurse uniform.
The union felt that the uniform was inaccurate and “followed the typical depiction used for sexual appeal.”
Many felt this contributed to harmful and sexist stereotypes.
The scenes featuring Jennie in a nurse outfit were eventually removed from the music video.
2. Lisa’s shoes in “How You Like That”
When BLACKPINK released “How You Like That,” fans soon noticed that Lisa’s solo scenes begin with her in an alley and then cuts to her on a throne.
Upon closer inspection, they saw that while seated on the throne, there was a statue of the Hindu deity Ganesha next to her, placed on the floor. Lisa is seen wearing shoes near the idol, which is seen as disrespectful as shoes are strictly not allowed near statues, temples, etc.
3. Jisoo’s questionable looks during promotions
Fans had mixed reactions to some of Jisoo‘s most unique looks that many deemed unflattering for her body type.
4. Jennie’s face jewelry
Jennie’s stylist was criticized for giving her bindi face jewelry.
Many international fans had bitter reactions to the stylist’s choice as it may be seen as Indian cultural appropriation.
5. Lisa’s braids
Lisa’s stylists were criticized for giving her braids in the performance version of “Money.”
Again, international fans took to social media to share their opinions, discussing how it can be considered cultural appropriation.
6. Jennie’s “Ice Cream” music video cut shirt and little skirt
BLACKPINK’s stylists received flack for dressing Jennie in a short crop top that exposes her bra.
She also wore a pleated skirt that was so short it required safety shorts underneath.