aespa Talks About Their Debut, Learning Korean, And More On 1st Radio Show Appearance
aespa appeared as guests on the December 2 broadcast of the radio show “Kim Young Chul’s PowerFM”!
During the broadcast, aespa shared that it was their first time on a radio show. Karina and Winter revealed that they had run into Kim Young Chul once before their debut, and Winter commented that seeing Kim Young Chul felt like they were meeting a celebrity.
Karina shared, “Our company has a main staircase where music videos of the company’s senior artists always appear. While going to practice one day, our music video appeared. That’s when it felt like we really debuted.”
aespa revealed that although they woke up early to appear on the radio show, they normally woke up later, especially Ningning. She explained, “I still can’t hear my alarm very well even if I raise the volume.”
The members also revealed their unexpected charm on the broadcast. Karina shared that her specialty was picking up items such as a TV remote and bobby pins with her feet. Ningning revealed her favorite food was sundaeguk (blood sausage soup) and explained, “I eat it with red pepper powder, chili peppers, chives, and kkakdugi (cubed radish kimchi).”
Karina and Winter are Korean members, while Giselle is from Japan, and Ningning is from China. Giselle shared, “My mom is Korean, so I’ve used Korean since I was young.” Ningning revealed, “I came to Korea in 2016, but Korean is still hard. In particular, when I sing my part, ‘the enchanting you,’ the pronunciation is too difficult.”
aespa also talked about their futuristic “avatar” concept. Giselle described the avatars as being like their twins in an imaginary world created out of data. Ningning commented that she was very shocked to see her avatar sing in the same voice as her.
The four-member girl group under SM Entertainment made their debut on November 17 with the digital single “Black Mamba.”