1. Name – Why are they called ‘Aespa’?
The group name “aespa” is a name created by combining “æ” which expresses “Avatar X Experience” and the English word “aspect” which means both sides, and “Meet your other ego, Avatar and You will experience a new world” is epoch-making based on the world view, and we are planning to show off various activities, and future activities are expected.
Name: Yoo Ji min
Date of Birth: April 11, 200
Trainee period: 4 years
position in the group: leader, center, lead vocalist, lead dancer
Name: Kim Min Jung
Date of Birth: January 1, 2001
Trainee Period: 3-4 years
Position in the group: main dancer, lead vocalist, sub rapper
Name: Aeri Uchinaga
Date of Birth: October 30, 2000
Nationality: Korean Japanese
Trainee Period: 1 year
Position in the group:
Name: Níng Yìzhuó
Date of Birth: October 23, 2002
Trainee Period: 4 years
Position in the group: main vocalist
3. Controversy (Rumors)
- 1. Fans are not happy with having Chinese members
As there were many Chinese members of SM artists who left the group, or ones under controversy, fans are not happy with having Chinese members in the group. (Previous Chinese members of SM artists who were under fire includes Hangeng, Luhan, Songchian (Victoria), and Jangyixing (lay))
2. Contacting with fans through Weibo during trainee period
It is banned to keep in touch with the fans before debut
3. SM internal information leakage + got paid for providing information
while she was a trainee, Ningning leaked SM Entertainment’s internal information to her fans through weibo and got paid for providing the confidential information.
When fans asked her a question about SM Entertainment, and sent pictures of ‘yes’ and ‘no’, she only read one picture that’s the answer. For example, when a fan asked her “Is there going to be a new girl group debuting next month?” and send two pictures, and the answer is ‘No’, then she would only read ‘no’ picture to give the answer.
One day, some pictures of texts were uploaded on an online community. Writer said the conversation was between herself and her friend Karina who will be debuting soon under SM Entertainment. The texts were about Karina criticizing other artists including BTS and EXO members.
However, SM Entertainment made an official statement saying the photos are made up and is a rumor. They will also take legal actions to malicious comments.
There was a post uploaded on an online community about how Giselle was in the past. We are not sure if this is true or a rumor yet, but SM Entertainment hasn’t made any official announcement yet.
Here is what people have written about her.
- Half Japanese half Korean
- She has spoken about her past (her behaviors and past actions) to her close friends
- She smoked, drank alcohol, did drugs since she was under aged and had sexual privacy
- Suddenly changed her number and deleted her Instagram account. Later found out to be SM Entertainment’s trainee
- Before she deleted her account, few of her friends saved photos of her past
- Told everyone that she will make a debut
- Was a private trainee
- Told her friends that she had already filmed her debut Music Video two months ago and was supposed to make a debut back in July but got delayed due to other artists’ comeback. Their debut choreography is hard. Dyed her hair and is ready for debut
- Her hair is pink
- Has long legs, is white and is 166cm tall
- Real name: (Initials)
- Her friends who drank alcohol and did drugs with is following Aespa’s Instagram account
We are not sure if this is true or is a rumor but SM Entertainment should make an official announcement if this is a rumor, before other people assume it is true.
Although they are under fire for may reasons even before debut, Aespa will continue with their debut in November. Let’s wait until SM Entertainment gives out an official announcement.
We will let you know if there are any updated news 🙂