It was reported today that YG Entertainment included a “no plastic surgery” clause in the contract with their new seven-member girl group set to debut in the first half of next year.
According to local media OSEN, an official from YGE was quoted as saying, “The new girl group will be comprised of members that had no plastic surgeries. They also included a ‘no plastic surgery’ clause in their contract with Chairman Yang Hyun Suk. The contract was possible because we wanted to come up with a group focused on their natural beauty.”
YG included a similar clause in their contract with R&B group Big Mama in the past. But the move is rarely seen with idol groups that usually put a lot of emphasis on their appearances. In particular, YG’s new girl group has been advertised as a group with “good looks,” so the clause is garnering a lot more attention.
“Plastic surgeries are good in some ways, but at the same time, it decreases the natural beauty of the members. People in YG are satisfied with Yang Hyun Suk’s decision,” the official added. “After seeing so many girl groups with beautiful faces, we started to question what they would look like with YG’s music. So think of it as any YG group that values musical skills first, combined with the beautiful looks. You’ll get to see a girl group you haven’t seen in the industry yet.”
It was reported earlier this month that Kim Eun Bi of “Superstar K2” will be in the group. Currently, YG’s planning a seven member group but they could add one or two more members. The new girl group is scheduled to debut early next year.
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