Recently, Korean news sites OSEN and Star News were able to obtain new insight into YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl group debuting next year.
YG Entertainment has revealed that they have added a “No Plastic Surgery” condition into the contract with the 7 member girl group.
They told OSEN, “The new girl group is made up of members who have not had any plastic surgery. The girls have also agreed to the condition of not undergoing plastic surgery in the future in their contract with Yang Hyun Suk CEO. This contract was possible because we were focusing on creating a girl group that emphasizes natural beauty.”
YG Entertainment has done this once before with Big Mama in order to emphasize talent over looks. However, this is the first time that anyone has put this kind of condition in the contract for an idol group. This is also interesting since YG has for the first time considered looks and appearance as part of the selection process for members of the new group.
They added, “Plastic surgery has its positive points, however it’s regrettable to see natural charms disappear through it. Those within the agency all agree with Yang Hyun Suk’s decision.”
YG Entertainment is showing confidence about being able to produce members who are attractive even without plastic surgery. They stated, “While we were looking at the pretty singers from other agencies, we were curious as to what the result would be if those singers did YG music. That is how the idea of this new girl group started. In addition to emphasis on skills, good looks are also included. A group that can’t be found in the existing music market will be produced.”
YG Entertainment also further discussed their decision about the no plastic surgery requirement and revealed more details about the new group to Star News. They stated, “The new girl group that fans will be able to meet next year will have 5~7 members… All the members have not been finalized yet, so the nominees are competing intensely with one another.”
They continued, “The trainees who are nominees for the new girl group are all teens ranging from 15~19 years old. That’s why we put the no plastic surgery condition into the contract.”
They revealed that in addition to not wanting to lose the natural charm of the members, as they stated earlier, they were also worried about health issues that were involved with plastic surgery. “They are still in their teens, so health problems could arise plus the special charm of teens could be lost as well. That’s why we have included the no plastic surgery condition.”
YG Entertainment confidently stated, “YG’s new girl group will be a team that allows you to feel the freshness and purity of teens.”
In related news, ‘Super Star K2’s’ Kim Eun Bi has been revealed as one of the confirmed members of the new girl group.