Watch: Red Velvet’s Yeri, APRIL’s Naeun, And Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon Talk About Their Friendship On “Yeri’s Room”
All three idols were born in 1999, making them same-aged friends. After introducing them, Yeri explained, “A lot of people are curious about how we met. I first became friends with Naeun, and she was already friends with Doyeon. Ah, it seems that Naeun is the cool kid.”
Naeun added that she and Doyeon had been in the same class at the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA). “We were partners at first, but we became closer once we had graduated,” Naeun said. “I introduced Doyeon to Yeri because Yeri was a huge fan of Doyeon.”
Yeri then asked her guests a series of rapid-fire questions to test their responses. Asked to pick Yeri’s good points, Kim Doyeon said, “She’s easy to become friends with” and Naeun, after a moment of hesitation, said, “Her smile gives you energy.” Asked what kind of food she would make her friends, Naeun said, “I have some confidence in making Korean food. Do you like fish? I will make you mackerel boiled down in soy sauce.”
The girls also talked about their ideal types. Naeun said, “I found a new ideal type recently. I really like it when they take care of children. Especially when they seem really good at it.” Kim Doyeon said, “I’ve thought about this recently, but I think that my ideal type is someone like my older brother. He’s really good at studying.” Naeun and Yeri pinpointed this as the “intellectual” type.
Naeun and Kim Doyeon talked about their first impressions of each other at school. Naeun said, “She came up to me, bowed, and introduced herself formally as I.O.I’s Kim Doyeon. It was like she was talking to a superior in the military. Since we’re in the same class and we’re the same age, I was just going to say ‘hi’ casually, but she spoke so formally.” Although both idols are the same age, Naeun is Kim Doyeon’s senior in the entertainment industry.
Check out the episode with English subtitles below!
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