Netizens are crowning aespa‘s Karina as the most successful fan of Girls’ Generation in the world, and Karina has definitely proven that she deserves the title!
Like many other K-Pop idols, Karina was a fan first before she ever became an idol herself. And like many young female idols today, she grew up idolizing Girls’ Generation, who are one of, if not the, most iconic girl groups in K-Pop history.
As a major artist in SM Entertainment now, Karina has had the chance to not only meet her idols, but to work with them as well. Along with Winter, Karina formed part of GOT the Beat, a super group consisting of members of aespa, Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet, and the queen of SM Entertainment herself, BoA.
Unfortunately, Karina has not yet been able to collaborate with her favorite idol, Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany. She did, however, get the opportunity recently to film a TikTok challenge with her and Sooyoung behind-the-scenes of SMTOWN LIVE 2022—and fans couldn’t be more proud of her for making one of her dreams come true!
Fans hilariously joked that Karina must have gotten desperate when she heard Girls’ Generation doing their “FOREVER 1” challenge with NCT‘s Taeyong and Mark and SHINee‘s Minho…
Karina in the middle of getting her hair done at SMTown, when she heard that Taeyong, Mark & Minho were doing the Forever 1 dance challenge with Soshi pic.twitter.com/TBXWYieeEH
— Sara ⧗ F♡REVER 1 (@WonderfulSone) August 24, 2022
…particularly special because, as MYs have pointed out, Karina wasn’t just a passive fan. In the past, she actively defended Girls’ Generation and Tiffany from hate comments online, proving she is one of the biggest SONEs out there. Netizens are now praising her for achieving her dream of working with Girls’ Generation and Tiffany when she so clearly earned it!
Karina went from defending SNSD and Tiffany from haters to dancing with them. Our successful some, you’ve come so far pic.twitter.com/PY366qxkcV
— karina's 1st wife (@ujiminphoria) August 24, 2022
karina went from defending tiffany behind her keyboards, constantly yelling ‘right now it’s girls generation’, got into the same label with her role models,ended getting all the support from them.. funny how all dreams come true pic.twitter.com/Cttcp9bV8z
— nugget #Forever1 (@shadyroxanne) August 24, 2022
While fans can already see Karina perform with GOT the Beat, they will hopefully not have to wait too long before she can work with Tiffany and the other members again!
In the meantime, read further about Karina’s adorable interactions with Taeyeon at SMTOWN LIVE 2022 right here.