A poster featuring the girl group of ‘Dream High 2‘, HershE, was released as it is made up of T-ara‘s Jiyeon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and rookie singer Ailee.
HershE is a mysterious 3-member girl group that transferred to Kirin Art School, in which the group and male idol, Eden will have a bloody battle with Kirin Art School students.
Jiyeon, Hyorin, and Ailee will showcase a dynamic and powerful dance group, as they will attract the male students’ attention with their stunning looks.
As Jiyeon is being named as one of the most successful idol actresses, she will play Liam, who aspires to be the ‘Queen of the Cannes Festival’. Hyorin, with her powerful vocals and role as the leader of SISTAR, will act as the leader, Nana, who has a fresh personality. Meanwhile, Ailee will play the beautiful and talented Ailee, who often displays a disrespectful attitude as a bluff.
The star-studded cast for the upcoming KBS production ‘Dream High 2‘ has been generating widespread excitement as of late, and the latest idol to step into the highly-anticipated drama will be none other than T-ara‘s Jiyeon!
With several acting gigs already under her belt, Jiyeon will bring her acting talents over to her new role, which has yet to be specified. The casting was decided at a meeting with the producers last weekend.
“Although I’m already busy with domestic and foreign promotions, after reading the synopsis for ‘Dream High 2′ I decided to take it because it was a role that I wanted to play. I wanted to relive memories of my trainee days and as a hardworking student before it was too late,” she said. “I’ll be putting a lot of effort into it, so please be expecting it.”
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate
by MountainMadman @ allkpop
T-ara members Jiyeon, Hyomin & Soyeon will be starring in the ‘Our Youth Roly Poly‘ musical along with Davichi‘s Kang Minkyung.
Even before production of the musical, producers knew they wanted to perform the musical on stages all across Asia. International fans’ expectations for ‘Our Youth Roly Poly’ are higher than ever as it is being put on by Hallyu stars T-ara and Davichi’s Kang Minkyung who has previously showcased her acting skills in a drama series.
The musical will tell the stories of seven older women, and their past experiences with love and friendship. T-ara and Kang Minkyung will be playing the roles of the women in their youth, but the characters who will play the roles of the older women have yet to be revealed. The staff remarked, “We assure you that the cast to play the middle-aged women will be just as glamourous as the girls who will play the younger roles“.
“In the musical, the cute and sassy schoolgirls grow up and turn into women of society. They become mothers, wives, and professional career women. We hope everyone will look forward to the cast members that will be fulfilling the latter roles“, they continued.
Long before they became singers, T-ara‘s Jiyeon and f(x)‘s Victoria were young models for school uniform brands. On November 19th, a netizen shared some of their old photos through an online community board, causing many others to comment on how the idols hardly seemed to have aged.
Jiyeon’s photo especially drew interest, as the idol showcased an innocent type of beauty. She brushed back her bangs and didn’t wear any makeup, which gave her a ‘pure-looking’ image. Meanwhile, Victoria looks as sophisticated as ever with her thick curls and deep bangs. Considering how both girls are now at the forefront of the idol-fashionista line, netizens couldn’t hold back their surprise at seeing their fresh-faced looks.
Comments on the board included, “Even though it is a past picture, you can’t find any flaws in it”, “Both girls were beautiful then too”, and “I think their innocent look is even prettier.”
Source: Dailian via Nate
by phenom @ allkpop
Between the 5th and the 24th of this month, a plastic surgery hospital conducted a survey asking, “Who has the most beautiful face out of the members of all the girl idol groups?” Results have been compiled and with 47.7% of the votes, T-ara’s Jiyeon grabbed the number one spot. Behind Jiyeon, f(x)’s Sulli gathered 22.3% of the votes and came in second, while 2NE1’s Bom closed out the top 3 with 18.5% of the votes.
The organization responsible for the survey revealed, “People’s impression of Jiyeon is her cuteness. She has a small face, but her features are very distinct, thus making her expressions look extremely cute. Meanwhile, Sulli and Bom both have a beautiful, child-like faces.”
Additionally, a source from the CF industry also commented, “Jiyeon is cute yet also feminine. Her outgoing and straightforward personality is loved by a lot of young females, and she is being looked up to by many people. This favourable impression makes her to be a good choice to be different brands’ model.”
In regards to this survey, netizens expressed, “This is the most logical result,” and “Why did they conduct this type of survey?”
Do you agree with the results?
Source: Korea Star Daily
by spicyricecake @ koreaboo.com