Q: The fans are probably most curious about how is everyone is doing.
JS: In comparison to when preparing hurriedly for a comeback, it’s obviously better when there are more relaxation times. Thus, we’ve been putting a lot of care to our health. We’re practicing as well as having our free time. I used to play games and like reading cartoons, but recently I am drawing everyday. I was surfing the internet and coincidentally I’ve found a drawing book that you can follow easily.
RS: You draw? I didn’t know!
JS: It’s my personal secret. I’m so bad at drawing that I draw in secret when people aren’t looking.
RS: For me, my mother came to Seoul so thanks to her, I’m concentrating on my health. When we start promotions, your stamina is very important, so recently I’ve even started doing PT (Personal Training) too.
Star Blooming Scene
Fresh and Pure. BLACKPINK’s Spring Day.
Q: It’s been past 1 year and a half since you debuted. If you add the 5 years as trainees, you have spent a lot of time together. Shall we start comfortably by praising each other on how good you guys stayed together until now?
JS: Jennie’s always…Can we answer that when each of us aren’t here? (laughs) Jennie always makes a colour that is BLACKPINK’s only, and she always thinks about it and acts for that colour to be 100% shown.
JN: Ah, thank you. Rosé hasn’t lost her original intention since her trainee days and she’s always doing her best. With that attitude, she gives good motivation to the team.
RS: With Lisa as our maknae, also as a friend, she’s a person who always gives happy vibes. She knows how to comfort others, and she’s a kid that gives strength.
LS: [I’m embarrassed so] I can’t listen to this.
JS: I’m sorry. We rarely do this. I think I can sum it up. Lisa is a human vitamin!
LS: Jisoo unnie has a leadership that can only come from the oldest unnie. She would say, ‘Guys, let’s do this, do this’ and she gives strength to each person.
Is there such a pretty and a lovely subject? With Chanel makeup’s new muse, a different flow comes out of Jennie everytime she poses. First, she was a bit shy in front of the lenses with the look: Chanel’s 2018 S/S makeup collection, ‘Neapolis: New City’, then she became cute, then she went back to being silent. Probably right now, at this very moment, I think a new siren is being made as she is seducing people with her attractiveness and her enchanting music. Editor/Lee Hyunjung
Dreaming of making a debut and training in YG for a long 5 years, member of BLACKPINK. A year after debut she has so much more time ahead than the time that has already passed. Her first solo photoshoot after debuting today is one in her days of firsts. “Having always done photoshoots with the members, doing it alone now is making me a little nervous. It’s a natural concept that I haven’t tried before so I’m curious what cuts will come out.”
Q: How do you spend the holidays now that you are currently resting from promotions?
R: Last time we had a lot to do even when resting but recently since my mom is in Seoul. I’ve been spending time with her and we just do normal things. It’s been a while since I’ve had my mom’s cooking too. It’s yummy so I eat a lot so much that the my sister has to tell me to stop eating.
Q: Have you always been a bright and happy person? Your speech is really cute too.
R: I think it’s because I’m the youngest daughter and though my sister and I have a four year gap, we are like friends. When I was in Australia, I attended a Korean church and when someone new came in, even when no one told me to do so I would tell them, “If you need anything let me know.” I remember I was excited about it and I was in elementary school then.
A New Generation of KPOP
From the year 2010 onward, K-POP, Korea’s brand of pop music, has inundated Japan and taken it by storm. Equipped with high quality songs and dances, exceptional visuals, and well-polished MVs, it’s quickly captured the hearts of even the Japanese.
And now, those responsible for K-POP’s new generation are on the rise. One such group representative of this new era is a 4-member girl group, the first to debut in 7 years from the same YG ENTERTAINMENT that brought BIGBANG and “Gangnam Style”‘s PSY — BLACKPINK.