On October 26, SM Entertainment surprised fans by unveiling the first member of Aespa, Winter. She, in turn, shocked fa...
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On October 26, SM Entertainment surprised fans by unveiling the first member of Aespa, Winter. She, in turn, shocked fans with her uncanny resemblance to labelmate Taeyeon!
On October 26, Monday, SM Entertainment dropped teasers featuring Winter. Her teasers have strong hues of pink, purple, and blue. Her blonde, wavy hair and dazzling brown eyes have immediately captured the hearts of netizens and SM Entertainment fans alike.
What also caught fans' eyes is how much she resembles labelmates, Girls' Generation members, and soloist Taeyeon. In the past, there were rumors flying around of a trainee who closely resembled Taeyeon, and many believe Winter is the girl they were talking about. Not only do the idols have very similar face shapes, but the two also have similar noses, eyes, and lips. Winter could practically pass as Taeyeon's younger sister!
When Winter was first revealed as Aespa's member, both her and Taeyeon started trending on social media due to their uncanny resemblance. Do you think they look alike?
Fans are also comparing Winter to Red Velvet thanks to her hair. Her hair is dyed blonde but has strands that are purple, which ended up reminding fans of Red Velvet's two-toned hair during their "Happiness" debut back in 2014. Do you think it's similar?
While SM Entertainment has yet to release information on Winter, fans have already done some digging. Though unconfirmed, fans believe Winter's real name is Kim Minjeong, and that she is a South Korean born in 2001, making her 20 years old in Korean age and 19 in international age. Fans speculate she has been training under the company for three years.
Some fans believe she is a trainee that can be seen in a recent BBC Documentary about SM Entertainment. However, some have argued that the trainee in the video does not look quite look like Winter. You can watch the clip here and decide for yourself.
Winter is rumored to be the main dancer and lead rapper of Aespa.
On October 26, Monday, SM Entertainment shocked fans with a surprise announcement. They revealed that they would be debuting a new girl group in November 2020 named Aespa. The company set up official social media accounts for the group and also uploaded a video teaser and image onto their social media accounts and SM Entertainment's official YouTube channel.
Fans have high expectations for the group, especially with the group's unique concept. Aespa's concept is "meeting another version of yourself, Avatar, and experiencing a new word." Their name also represents that, with the combination of æ to represent 'Avatar X Experience' and the English word 'aspect'. People are expecting a girl group with an innovative concept and look that will elevate the industry with their unique colors.
While the rest of the line-up has yet to be announced, fans are expecting famous Chinese trainees and SM Rookies member Ningning and popular and slightly controversial trainee Yoo Jimin to make the line-up.