It’s no secret that many Korean celebrities choose to go by stage names, often for a number of reasons. Sometimes there is already a celebrity or other well-known person with the same name and they want to make the difference known, or they feel their name is too ordinary.
On the other hand, some celebrities have real names that are so different, they sound like stage names. Here’s a list of 12 celebrities who choose to go by their unique given names. Continue reading
2NE1’s Park Bom has returned to social media to support her friend and YG Entertainment label mate, Lee Hi!
This is YG Entertainment’s official statement on rumors about 2NE1’s breakup.
First of all, we would like to say we are sorry to announce this sad news to 2NE1’s fans who have been looking forward to the team’s comeback for such a long time.
YG Entertainment hereby officially announces that 2NE1’s youngest member MINZY will not be a member of the team any longer.
Introducing Ambush, the K-Pop-Approved Streetwear Label Taking Over the World
Few labels have a cult following as loyal—or as illustrious—as that of Ambush, the Tokyo-based streetwear brand that has become a sartorial standard for a generation of fashion-obsessed musicians. Let’s just put it this way: When Rihanna, Lady Gaga, A$AP Rocky, and Rita Ora are singing your praises, it’s pretty clear that you’re on to something.
”Invitation To Our Spring Garden.”
In spirit of the upcoming Birthday of Lady Spring, WeLoveBom has been gearing up for a fantastic celebration—with many tricks up our sleeves we have prepared thoroughly for the big day making this year yet another beautiful year ahead for all Blackjacks, Bombshells as well as Park Bom herself! Better check out the project we have planned at our main page.
We’ve talked about ”Big Bang” members their interactions with Bom on the previous post so let’s shed some light on the YG juniors instead. Even though there hasn’t been much interactions between the juniors and Bom since she went on a hiatus and none of the juniors made comebacks as often or as sooner as we hoped (as expected, Yang Delay), there are still some sweet notable moments I would like to talk about in today’s post.
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – iKON’s Leader B.I
We’re starting this post off with iKON’s leader B.I that actually recently debuted but before that he went on survival programs with the group he’s leading– which led to interactions with the YG Seniors including Bom. Talking about the survival program, there was this one scene during ”WIN: Who Is Next?” where the YG seniors talked about whom they noticed the most out of all the trainees and Bom noted that she noticed B.I the most because of the way he talks to the camera. That little self-questioning period made her remind of herself, which I would think it has something to do with her past thoughts or something.
And the cute moment from the GIF above where B.I told Bom she’s pretty. (Starts 3:17)
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – WINNER’s Seungyoon
Cheers to WINNER’s Leader Seungyoon! That’s right, the next part is about his interaction with Bom. There’s not much, but at a certain time there was alot of cute moments between them, a simple Senior & Junior relationship. The above picture is of Seungyoon during a concert before he joined YG Entertainment, co-splaying as Bom for 2NE1’s ”FIRE” performance. Bom liked the picture a while back,
@haroobomkum: 1st one to ride SsangPark call taxi(Dara’s car=call taxi) is KSY.We went to support him on Inkigayo and eat ^___^He’s really a cool guy~KSY today was so fun~*^^* Look forward to SsangParkTV
Bom’s Twitter update with Seungyoon after he had joined ”SsangPark” for an episode of their hilarious series. In the episode Dara drove them around after picking up Seungyoon from the SBS Building, and basically talked about random things.
Also Seungyoon & Bom promised to have a featuring in Bom’s solo album in the future (whenever that is).
Watch the cute episode below!
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – WINNER’s Jinwoo
Jinwoo has known to have dreamy-like visuals and he has probably done one of the cutest things that links back to Bom! In their fanmeetings, Jinwoo can be seen cosplaying as Bom for a segment where they covered GD&TOP ft. Bom’s ‘Oh Yeah’. The best part of all, he literally wears the exact dresses as Bom has worn before!
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – WINNER’s Rapper Mino
Like Jinwoo, there isn’t much interaction besides some during the ”YG Family Concert” encores. Mino usually hilariously plays along or tries to get Bom’s attention for a tiny bit, and it’s just too cute to see. Below is a video of Mino being incredibly playful, trying to get Bom’s attention during the encore stage.
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – WINNER’s Diva Taehyun
Taehyun and Bom don’t have much interactions beside a few during ”YG Family Concert” encores, and the times Bom has confessed her liking towards the younger male with flawless vocals.
(Skip to 13.02)
During the final battle of ”WIN: Who Is Next?”, MC Daesung asked Bom out of all the trainees, who caught her eye the most? To which Bom obviously, and very cutely, responded with ”Nam Taehyun-sshi?”
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”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – WINNER’s Seunghoon
Bom and Seunghoon seem to have this push and pull interaction with each other and the most memorable and evident one was the cooking scene on Winner TV, which got them the Chef Line label plus multiple articles written about how hilarious they actually are together.
It also just happens that they’re both funny in a weird way and entertains me so much. I would definitely want to see them as a duo on more reality programs in the future. They love messing with each other though. Just look how cute they are!
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – Lee HI
Bom and Hayi really reminds me of the times I used to see Bom & Gummy; they remind me of sisters. Bom dotes on Hayi so much it feels like the same thing when Gummy also took care of Bom before she left the company. It feels like one big sister to take care of the other one and they seem to be of the same kind.
Even from the way Hayi sometimes talks and from the way she does the unpredictables, she does remind us a lot about Bom. Not to mention these two cute sister-like figures have collaborated on a Christmas single which features their strong vocals as a duo. I’d love to have them release more unit songs together again in the future.
Check out their aesthetically pleasing and seemingly eerie concept Christmas video!
A cute interaction between Bom & Hayi during a rehearsal of YG Family Concert in Japan & Bom letting Hayi sing along with her during the ”AIA Festival” Encore rehearsal.
”Join The YG Juniors In Our Spring Garden” – Akdong Musician’s Suhyun
Rarely seen, but super cute! Looks like Bom treats her like a little sister too, the love is overflowing from just simple fantaken shots!
A tiny glimpse of Suhyun & Bom @ 1:52
This concludes our last edition of our ”Spring Garden” series where we have gone in to details about the relationship between Bom, CL, Dara & Minzy, as well as labelmates Big Bang and Bom’s juniors from iKON to WINNER to Lee HI and lastly AKMU’s Suhyun. We sincerely hope you all have enjoyed this mini series which is a slight way of counting down to her birthday. Please don’t forget to comment below the small articles!
Penboy & WLB Staff.
”Play In Our Spring Garden with 2NE1” – CL
That’s right! On our first installation of these mini-series, we will go on about the beautiful bond 2NE1 has– starting it off with Leader CL! The beautiful interactions of Bom and her dearest Chae Rin, whom she dearly addresses as her sister. The beauty of Bom and CL’s friendship is that despite that there is an age difference of 7 years; they bond together like same-aged friends.
BIG BANG is undeniably a part of Bom’s closest circles ever since their trainee days with Bom being one of the longest trainees in the company. Despite that she is being addressed as their ‘noona’, they seem to fool around with her a lot like a little sister. So in today’s series we shall be compiling a few of my favourite BomBANG moments.