During a guest appearance on the July 31 episode of MBC’s “Oppa Thinking,” Red Velvet revealed how people viewed Irene as a trainee, and clarified a common misconception about her.
“When Irene first entered as a trainee, she caused a frenzy among the other trainees because she was so pretty,” Seulgi revealed. While Irene denied this next fact, the other members added that to their knowledge, she was well-known for her looks as a student when she still lived in Daegu.
Irene is often deemed as having a “chic and cold image,” but the members explained how that wasn’t necessarily her personality.
Seulgi said, “She didn’t speak a lot as a trainee because of her dialect.” Joy also expressed, “She’s a very bright person in general. Irene is just very shy, and she’s careful about what she says. She thinks a lot about [her words].”