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BLACKPINK is arguably this generation's most successful and popular K-Pop idol girl group.

They don't even have a full length studio album yet, but they've managed to release hit after hit with just singles and dominate the US music market with major record label Interscope gladly taking them under their wings.

In addition, they were recently announced as the very first K-Pop girl group to ever be performing at the Coachella music festival this year, and their performance is reportedly going to be live streamed in New York City Times Square by YouTube.

So how did YG Entertainment manage to duplicate 2NE1's success and even take things to the next level? They formed a new girl group at the most needed time in the agency's timeline with four very likable characters.

JiSoo, always having an interest and hopes in becoming a singer, auditioned for YG Entertainment back in 2011. During the audition, YG Entertainment founder Yang HyunSuk asked her if she had a boyfriend. The reason was because JiSoo had a ring on her left ring finger. She passed the auditions and became a YG trainee in July 2011. And before her debut, she appeared in various CF's and music videos for other artists. SM Entertainment even approached her and suggested that she try auditioning for their agency, but she turned it down as she was already affiliated with YG Entertainment.

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Before BLACKPINK even existed, JiSoo was the first confirmed member of the girl group that was still in the works during that period.

And then came along Jennie, often referred to as the 'human CHANEL' for always being seen wearing CHANEL clothing or accessories. Jennie was studying at the ACG Parnell College in Auckland, New Zealand during the time when YG Entertainment was recruiting trainees for BLACKPINK. While her initial life plans were to move to the US to continue her studies, Jennie told her mother that she wanted to try pursuing her dreams as a singer and performer, leading to her auditioning for YG Entertainment. And it seems that Jennie and YG Entertainment were clearly meant to be together through fate, as the K-Pop idol has stated in the past that she had eyes on YG Entertainment only. Jennie actually became a trainee in YG earlier than JiSoo, as Jennie became an official trainee in 2010, whereas JiSoo became a trainee in 2011. But YG Entertainment for some reason decided to announce JiSoo first as a member of BLACKPINK.

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Lisa was always known to have a keen interest in dancing. Hailing from Thailand, she quickly signed up for the YG auditions that were taking place in her country and became the only applicant to pass.

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In April 2011, Lisa became an official YG Entertainment trainee. Because she was from Thailand, she did initially have a language barrier problem but was able to learn the Korean language quickly through private classes, along with the help of the other members too of course.

And last but not least, Rose actually might not have ended up in BLACKPINK if her dad had not booked a ticket to the city where YG auditions were being held in Australia. Rose lived in the rural area of Australia, and her dad always knew that his daughter had dreams of becoming a singer, which explains why he was swift to get her a ticket to the city and have her try out for the auditions.

She ended up killing it in the auditions and coming out as first place in the YG auditions in Australia that year.

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But besides diehard BLACKPINK fans, not many people are aware that the girl group was originally supposed to have five members. And according to an insider at YG Entertainment, before the temporary five-member lineup, Yang HyunSuk even had plans to have the group consist of nine members in total, with two separate units. While information regarding who all of them were have not been revealed, we do know that current (G)I-DLE member MiYeon was part of the five-member lineup.

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The exact reasons why MiYeon didn't debut as a member of BLACKPINK still remains unclear today. One possible explanation was rumors of her breaking YG Entertainment's dating policy.

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BLINK_ARMY
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BLINK_ARMY
Apr 17, 2021 11:24 am

Blackpink makes a perfect combo♡♡♡♡
I will be BLINK 4ever!!
Jennie Jisoo Rosé Lisa are angels!

nerhasefal
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nerhasefal
Mar 7, 2021 05:46 pm

i love blackpink and i did not know this but they did better

Hannah
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Hannah
Dec 28, 2020 03:27 pm

Yes, Blackpink is doing great as four members, but if they actually had debuted as 5, yall wouldn't be talking trash about Miyeon then, would yall? Exactly. Thats like saying that originally Rose wasnt supposed to debut, and we just know figured out, so we started hating on her. Thats how much sense yall are making. All 5 of the girls are beautifull and talented, stop arguing over the gayest stuff, stop saying that Blackpink is WAY better, or that Gidle is WAY better, it doesnt matter. Nobody will win the argument when its about opinions, so shut up. There… Read more »

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:22 am

Omg I lov blackpink soo much it’s better having 4 members than 5 love u all member of girdle is good but rules are rules

Aleesa
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Aleesa
Dec 3, 2020 06:03 am

Please no fighting
It is our right to havep
our Own opinion
Thank you 😊

KKK
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KKK
Nov 3, 2020 02:22 am

真心支持美延 , 和idle一起走花路吧!!!

KKK
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KKK
Nov 3, 2020 02:23 am
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这个翻译有点牛啊kk

blink
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blink
Oct 5, 2020 10:19 am

miyeon is a vey good singer and so is blackpink ok ? pls stop saying bad stuuf about miyeon.

Apek
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Apek
Sep 10, 2020 08:40 pm

The dating policy is literally bullshit

Sylvie
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Sylvie
Jan 31, 2021 03:00 am
Reply to  Apek

Its for a reason tho

Adam King
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Adam King
Dec 15, 2020 10:32 am
Reply to  Apek

Yes, it's full of shit

Rosesarerosie
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Rosesarerosie
May 7, 2020 04:28 am

Nope Jennie was the first member announced

BLINK_ARMY
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BLINK_ARMY
Apr 17, 2021 11:25 am
Reply to  Rosesarerosie

Yeah true

thekpoplover
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thekpoplover
Apr 11, 2021 08:20 am
Reply to  Rosesarerosie

Actually, it was confirmed that Miyeon was supposed to debut with BLACKPINK. The original line-up consisted of 9 members, but YG reduced it to 5 and then eventually 4 (Jennie, Rosé, Lisa & Jisoo). There are pictures with Miyeon and the four girls. Miyeon joined YG Entertainment at the same time as Jennie. Another female idol, Euna Kim was also supposed to debut with BLACKPINK. In conclusion, Miyeon trained and was supposed to debut with BLACKPINK but she didn't debut with BLACKPINK because she left YG in 2015, one year before BLACKPINK debuted.

ANNA
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ANNA
May 3, 2020 05:59 pm

OMG! I was sure that blackpink was not 4 they were 5 because if I ask my GOOGLE MANAGER IT ALWAYS SAY TO BEFORE IT WAS 5 BUT NOW 4 !

Ahnesty
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Ahnesty
May 3, 2020 01:55 am

Why are yall so mean to Miyeon? she is BEAUTIFUL and as if she wants to be in a group with a comeback once in a blue MOON. Yall just jealous cuz (G) Idle gets more comebacks and are getting more known than Blackpink. Go suck a dick

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:28 am
Reply to  Ahnesty

NO BLACKPINK IS THE MOST POPULAR GIRL GRP IN THE WORLD + RULES ARE RULES U HAV TO FOLLOW THE RULES OR U HAV TO PAY BLACKPINK IS THE MOST POPULAR G GRP IN THE WORLD GIDLE ISNT THAT FAMOUS HAVE SOME MANNERS THEY ARNT JELOUS UR JUST STUPID

thekpoplover
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thekpoplover
Apr 11, 2021 08:22 am
Reply to  Connochan9

BLACKPINK may be the most popular girl group in the world but that doesn't mean (G)I-DLE isn't. Stop hating on the (G)I-DLE because Miyeon trained and was supposed to debut with the members.

RIA
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RIA
Jan 13, 2021 12:21 pm
Reply to  Connochan9

Bro chill the f*ck out. If dating is so important to you, you much hate Jennie when she dated Kai. Such toxic behaviour. SMFH

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:25 am
Reply to  Ahnesty

Plz don’t give these types of comments keep it urself okay blackpink is the best girl grp in whole wide world love blackpink

사연은 동혁이오빠를 너무 사랑은
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사연은 동혁이오빠를 너무 사랑은
Oct 25, 2020 05:30 am
Reply to  Ahnesty

i agreed with your first statement cause it was funny but that last one i didn’t. gidle aren’t getting more known than blackpink

ANNA
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ANNA
May 3, 2020 06:01 pm
Reply to  Ahnesty

you are right there she need to comeback !

Nk_Offical27
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Nk_Offical27
Jan 27, 2020 01:13 pm

Ok, now I'm defenitly going to YG when I audition. Not exactly first because I have seen some videos of how YG doesn't promote their idols well, and that they mostly pay attention to BLACKPINK's Jennie than all the others. And I don't know why, but nowadays, I have a heard that Lisa and Rose get the worst clothes. Like in BLACKPINK DDU-DU-DDU-DU Lisa got this cute outfit with these mismatching ugly laundry gloves. THIS HAS TO STOP. I think this is going on because of them being from outside of Korea. Please BLINKs, we need to stop this.

Peachy_peach
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Peachy_peach
Jan 25, 2021 07:09 am
Reply to  Nk_Offical27

A lot of Blackpink's stage outfits look like they should be in a reject pile. It's just so bad it's not even funny. Imo, they are all pretty enough to look fine in that shit, but it's just so bad. They should definitely be able to wear things that would actually look nice.

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:32 am
Reply to  Nk_Offical27

Umm I think their TOOO PRETTY BEATIFUL AND SOO CUTE AND ADORABLE I LUV THEM IAMO

Marinette
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Marinette
Sep 7, 2020 01:16 pm
Reply to  Nk_Offical27

Wow!I never recognized that so I watched the DDU video again...and OMG you're right!Lisa got theses ugly laundry gloves.I can't believe this....we really need to stop this!

JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
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JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
Nov 20, 2020 03:25 am
Reply to  Marinette

UMMMM they were kinda cute...

Lily
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Lily
Apr 5, 2020 07:17 am
Reply to  Nk_Offical27

Yes. That is unfair

M.
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M.
Mar 9, 2020 04:28 pm
Reply to  Nk_Offical27

?

Guest
Guest
Guest
Oct 17, 2019 12:31 pm

NO Miyeon couldn’t just kicked out I think she should be in blackpink.How dare you guys to kick her out

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:31 am
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Oh come on minuend isn’t that pretty honest and blackpink is way more pretty than her and can sing way better sry but tru

thekpoplover
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thekpoplover
Apr 11, 2021 08:25 am
Reply to  Connochan9

Miyeon is the prettiest member in (G)I-DLE (in my opinion). Stop being a toxic BLINK.

Peachy_peach
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Peachy_peach
Jan 25, 2021 07:10 am
Reply to  Connochan9

"minuend"lmao

Trisha
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Trisha
Jan 24, 2020 04:08 pm
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Come on, Jisoo, Rose, Jennie, Lisa are hitting it off amazing
They are enough, Mi Yeon wasn't so pretty like them(My honest opinion)

BLINK_ARMY
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BLINK_ARMY
Apr 17, 2021 11:29 am
Reply to  Trisha

Yeah I agree BLACKPINK is more prettier than Miyeon

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:36 am
Reply to  Trisha

Ur soo tru

staypeachy
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staypeachy
May 6, 2020 04:06 am
Reply to  Trisha

Um excuse me? Yeah, I get it, the group is doing well but that doesn't give you the right to just say someone isn't pretty. Yes, it may be your opinion, but saying it like that can affect people. It's disrespectful so next time do a favor and keep it to yourself. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. And if she doesn't meet your standards then sucks for you. People shouldn't be disrespecting people. And like I said, I understand it's your opinion but it is also rude.

Freya
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Freya
Apr 27, 2020 04:08 pm
Reply to  Trisha

If you don't have something nice to say, why don't you just keep things to yourself instead of dragging Miyeon down?

Luna
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Luna
Feb 20, 2020 07:41 am
Reply to  Trisha

My opinion is that jennie lisa & rose are way less pretty than her & the 3 of jennie rose & jisoo are less talented than she's ...

BLINK_ARMY
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BLINK_ARMY
Apr 17, 2021 11:32 am
Reply to  Luna

Umm... excuse me, writing that would be dragging BLACKPINK down, why don't u write that in the Idle section and don't compare group to group

staypeachy
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staypeachy
May 6, 2020 04:08 am
Reply to  Luna

Well then, if they don't meet your standards then do a favor and keep your opinion to yourself. Insulting people for things they don't have control of is rude. So, find yourself taking a step out of this please.

Iris
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Iris
Nov 29, 2019 12:48 pm
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You sound stupid please be quiet. You are embarrassing.

Matt
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Matt
Dec 13, 2019 05:25 am
Reply to  Iris

Lmao

Guest
Guest
Guest
Aug 6, 2019 10:00 am

I hoped she actually debuted

thekpoplover
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thekpoplover
Apr 11, 2021 08:26 am
Reply to  Guest

She did! She debuted in 2018 with the song, 'Latata'.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 20, 2019 03:17 pm

omggg I wish she actually debuted!!!!!!

Iris
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Iris
Nov 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Reply to  Guest

Didnt the article say she already was a member of g-idle? ?

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 30, 2019 10:19 am

Miyeon is a good singer but I think that blackpink is perfect as four miyeon is attractive but not as the other memeders specially lisa and jisoo miyeon would not settle in blackpink I think but I'm not saying that I don't like miyeon their new mv uh oh miyeon was completely changed but still not perfect as blackpink

Nikki
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Nikki
Feb 17, 2020 06:53 am
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Miyeon is 100% better looking than Lisa!

Kayla Adiki
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Kayla Adiki
Feb 25, 2021 10:39 pm
Reply to  Nikki

Are you blind

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:34 am
Reply to  Nikki

NOO LISA IS WAAY BETTER HOW DARE U LISA IS THE BEST AND TRUTH IS MIYEON IS UGLY COMPARED TO ALL BLACKPINK MEMBERS

thekpoplover
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thekpoplover
Apr 11, 2021 08:27 am
Reply to  Connochan9

Miyeon isn't ugly. Stop comparing Miyeon to YOUR standards, if that's your opinion, you can keep it to yourself.

chien xuan
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chien xuan
Nov 25, 2020 10:20 am
Reply to  Nikki

look here okay miyeon and lisa are both pretty you have no right to say that miyeon is better looking than lisa because both are beautiful and you shouldn't hurt lisa's fans feelings

JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
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JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
Nov 20, 2020 03:26 am
Reply to  Nikki

SHUt. The. FuCk. UP. 
LISA IS BEAUTIFUL AND SO IS MIYEON

Lol
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Lol
Jun 30, 2020 07:42 pm
Reply to  Nikki

No she dont

Lakshita
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Lakshita
May 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Reply to  Nikki

No one should judge a book by its cover
Lisa is just perfect herself
That myo...... Whatever she doesn't suit this girl group

staypeachy
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staypeachy
May 6, 2020 04:09 am
Reply to  Nikki

Ok, great. But no one asked for your opinion. You can say anything, but when you are comparing beauty standards then please leave.

Kiñ ley Zàm
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Kiñ ley Zàm
Apr 30, 2020 04:34 am
Reply to  Nikki

Shut the hell out to say bad things to lisa ? isn't lisa best in her own way !?
Miyeon couldn't be a member of Black pink doesn't mean it's because of lisa that you are saying miyeon is 100% better than lisa
Am sorry if I judge it wrong but I have not seen Miyeon dancing better than lisa or Rapping songs better than lisa

Iris
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Iris
Nov 29, 2019 12:47 pm
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That was the dumbest comment I have ever seen in my life

Luce
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Luce
May 2, 2020 12:08 pm
Reply to  Iris

Ur the dumbest thing I've seen on this planet

Kayla Adiki
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Kayla Adiki
Feb 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Reply to  Luce

Ur dumb stop being a hater

JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
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JOHNNYSUHISPERFECTIONSTANNCT
Nov 20, 2020 03:26 am
Reply to  Luce

oh shut up

Hehe
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Hehe
Apr 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Reply to  Iris

But that's true we can't hide we have seen the predebut pictures and it's obvious that she has something done with her nose she has respectable talent but stating her more pretty than miyeon is the dumbest i think we should appreciate both they have their own charms and are fitting into there grps perfectly then whats the matter and i am not in favour to nikki

Guest
Guest
Guest
Apr 26, 2020 09:09 am
Reply to  Hehe

Wow how ignorant are you?, she hasn’t had any plastic surgery, stop spreading lies like facts when you have no proof at all,

There is something called contouring?? And her nose is still the same , as displayed in almost all Blackpink house episodes

You must look like a half bred mix between a cow and rat, look at yourself first before calling someone ugly

Miyeon and lisa are both beautiful
There must have been some issue if miyeon didn’t debut under Blackpink , but she is thriving in G - Idle now.

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:35 am
Reply to  Guest

tru plasticky surgery wtf lies I’m with u

Marinette
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Marinette
Sep 7, 2020 01:23 pm
Reply to  Guest

Ohhh,wow!

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 24, 2019 08:56 am

Why 5 members crack 4

Connochan9
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Connochan9
Dec 16, 2020 12:35 am
Reply to  Guest

Tru

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 20, 2019 12:06 pm

Jennie was actually the first one announced to the public as an official member, followed by lisa, jisoo and then chaeyoung.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 19, 2019 07:31 am

4 members is enough not 5 members only 4 members

Iris
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Iris
Nov 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Reply to  Guest

Cry about it why dont you

Bruh
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Bruh
Nov 10, 2020 01:01 am
Reply to  Iris

Hey what's your problem??? I have seen you attacking username GUEST many times before for things that are not even wrong or disrespectful. So please stop with your bullshit and play with your mama if you got nothing better to do. 

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 16, 2019 11:35 pm

Hah...it's good enough for me to have the 4 talented members in blackpink..?

Can't imagine their future if miyeon would be part of the group

Iris
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Iris
Nov 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Reply to  Guest

It would have been cool so shut it

chien xuan
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chien xuan
Nov 25, 2020 10:22 am
Reply to  Iris

look why are you so rude?? some people just want to share their opinion okay, so YOU should shut it if you have nothing nice to say 

Luce
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Luce
May 2, 2020 12:10 pm
Reply to  Iris

Or u could just shut up?!

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 24, 2019 03:19 am
Reply to  Guest

stop spreading hate. It's immature and looks bad on BP. Miyeon is talented and so is BP so there is no need to bring anyone down.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 15, 2019 02:39 pm

Jennie was the FIRST member announced to the public

Guest
Guest
Guest
Apr 19, 2019 10:12 am

Miyeon would have been perfect for blackpink

BTW I LUV TWICE AND I AM A ONCE LIKE......

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 15, 2019 01:49 pm
Reply to  Guest

Well then too bad Miyeon isn't in twice ?

staypeachy
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staypeachy
May 6, 2020 04:11 am
Reply to  Guest

Why would it matter? Just keep it to yourself.