Aespa’s NingNing Is Gaining Attention For Her Reaction To Reuniting With A Male Friend Competing On Chinese Survival Show

It’s been seven or eight years since they last met!

Aespa‘s NingNing has gained attention after her reaction to seeing an old friend on the Chinese survival show she is currently a mentor on.

Aespa’s NingNing | @imnotningning/Instagram

Earlier in the month, it was announced that NingNing would be a mentor on the Chinese survival show Stage 2023. Even before the show aired, NingNing gained attention for her stunning visuals ahead of recording.

NingNing before the recording of the show

When the first episode finally aired in China, it was no exception as the idol looked beautiful, professional, and shined.

NingNing on the first episode | Weibo
| Weibo

During the first episode, NingNing spoke about the contestants and shared that there was one that particularly had an impact on her. In particular, she described his performances with three words which were “youthful,” “explosiveness,” and “contrast.”

The stage that left a deep impression on me is…to describe it using three keywords – the first is ‘youthful’ because he’s really young. The second is ‘explosiveness,’ and the third is ‘contrast.’ He looks cute, but he’s explosive when he’s on stage, so there’s a great contrast. He’s the type of singer who surprises you.

— NingNing

Yet, what was more shocking to fans was this wasn’t just any contestant… but someone NingNing is friends with. The aespa singer revealed that she had known Bao Wei Er (English name Will) for a long time, and even sang with each other. However, she didn’t let it cloud her judgment.

We’ve known each other and sang together when we were young, but I watched his performance from an objective point of view, as a regular viewer.

— NingNing

Even though she judged it objectively, NingNing honestly revealed how shocked she was by her friend’s performance.

His performance really shocked and surprised me, so I think the viewers will feel surprised too.

— NingNing

In particular, NingNing shared some adorable anecdotes about the contestant and also couldn’t stop gushing about how much he’s grown since she last saw him around seven or eight years ago.

When he was little, he was really cute. He looked cute and his voice was cute too. But I haven’t seen him in about 7 – 8 years. When he was on stage, he was really different, very mature. [So he’s grown up] Right, right.

— NingNing

Although it isn’t certain, a video then circulated on TikTok, which allegedly shows the playful behavior the two friends had in the past. According to the video, the clip came from 2015 and showed the contestant teasing NingNing.

When the video was posted, netizens couldn’t get over the cute interaction between the two friends.

It’s always heartwarming to see idols reunite with people from their past, and hopefully, as the show continues, the two will have more interactions with each other.

You can read more about the show below.

Aespa’s NingNing Shocks Netizens With Her “Legendary” Visuals For A Chinese Audition Survival Show

Source: @ningningskr