This week we’re tackling a girl group that is a new edition to my groups (making them an even 45) and a group that I knew once a long time ago, but that recently up down up up downed their way into my heart and the hearts of the entire kpop community. But these girls are more than one sexy fancam, don’t you dare forget that.
Birth name: Seo Hye Rin
Stage name: Hyerin
Birthday: August 23, 1993
Official height: 165 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist
Comment: I might get massacred by my friend for putting her bias last, but I can’t connect with Hyerin. She’s super duper cute, too cute really. Cute is not my type in girls nor in boys and someone that is so incredibly sugarcoated scares me. I’m not extremely familiar with this group just yet, so I’ve yet to see much of another side to her, and therefore don’t find her appealing.
She is the second best singer in the group, in my opinion, but that’s never enough.
Birth name: Park Jung Hwa
Stage name: Junghwa
Birthday: May 8, 1995
Official height: 169 cm
Position: Maknae, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Comment: The fact that Hani is the pretty one and not Junghwa never ceases to amaze me. Not that Hani isn’t pretty, she’s lovely, but Junghwa is such a beauty. To be honest, when I watched the video for “Up&Down” after I heard so much about a pretty member’s fancam going viral, I was sure that that member had to have been Junghwa. I didn’t really know any of the members back then, but she seemed like the obvious choice. Oops, sorry Hani!
I personally think that Junghwa is the weakest out of the vocalists, and I can only remember hearing a couple of rap lines from her. Her dancing is good, but I’ve never seen her as a standout.
Birth name: Ahn Hee Yeon
Stage name: Hani
Birthday: May 1, 1992
Official height: 168 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist, Face of the Group
Comment: I think Hani is a stronger singer than Junghwa, but she’s not a standout in the group. And, as I’ve already mentioned, she wasn’t the member that made me stare because she was so stunning. So why is Hani this high up on my list? Well, just a few minutes ago I watched their episode of Weekly Idol. Before watching that, Hani was nothing but a pretty face (that I didn’t find extraordinarily pretty) to me, but now she’s just oh so precious. She takes selcas with her feet. She does awesome imitations and she does the most fabulous dance cover of Jun Ji Hyun’s techno dance I’ve ever seen. (Not that I’ve really seen any others, but this has got to be one of the best!) She’s not just a pretty face, she’s a total dork and I love it!
Birth name: Heo Sol Ji
Stage name: Solji
Birthday: January 10, 1989
Official height: 170 cm
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Comment: Apparently Solji was the vocal trainer to the group before being added together with Hyerin after three of the original members left. Even though it’s always a mess when groups lose or gain members, I’m happy that this happened. The three members that left left after only a couple of months, so it’s easy to pretend they were never there at all. Plus they’re doing fabulously as three fourths of BESTie these days! And if they hadn’t left, we wouldn’t have gotten Solji and Hyerin. I do like Hyerin, even though she is the least special to me, but it’s Solji that’s the great win here.
She’s such a great singer, which makes sense, since she was the group’s very own vocal trainer. Such a good voice, just wow. I’m confused about her look though… Sometimes, like in the video for “I Feel Good” I find her so amazingly stunning, but in their latest video for “Up&Down” she didn’t do it for me at all. So I’m not sure how I feel… I’m just gonna credit her recent look to bad styling, and claim that she really is a stunning girl.
Birth name: Ahn Hyo Jin
Stage name: LE
Birthday: December 10, 1991
Official height: 168 cm
Position: Main Rapper
Comment: Come on, how could it ever be anyone else? I’m a big fan of a girl with an attitude and great girl rappers and this girl has all the swag plus she can spit like almost no one else. A rap collaboration between her and Block B’s Zico would be a dream come true. Have you heard the song she did with BIGSTAR’s Feeldog and B2ST’s Junhyung? Well you should! Here you go:
Have you heard the song she did with Hyuna? Soon you will have!
You’re welcome. I don’t know if it was the influence of LE, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Hyuna act like such a bad bitch ever before. It’s quite glorious.
LE is a great rapper with a great attitude. This might be very stereotypical of me, but I like my female rappers to be bitches and my male rappers to be douchy playboys. Not that I actually want them to be and act like that, but I like the ones that can pretend.
Okay, and about her being a CL copy… People, please. They’re both bad bitches and a collaboration would be amazing, but they’re not the same. Move along now.
How are you guys liking EXID? Did you like them before the massive hit hit? Do you still not like them? Give me all your mind babies!