BILLLIE’s Tsuki Gets Candid Over Her Love For LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura And Her Popularity In Japan

“How popular is Sakura?”

LE SSERAFIM‘s Sakura and BILLLIE‘s Tsuki recently met for the first time on JTBC‘s Knowing Bros. Here, the latter’s love for the former was revealed: “We don’t know each other but Tsuki liked me before our debut.”

Tsuki acknowledged that she has followed Sakura’s career for a long time, liking her since her AKB48 and HKT48 days.

Sakura in HKT48

When Kang Hodong asked her to name three things she liked most about Sakura, she had ready answers such as her perseverance when moving from Japan to Korea. Despite being an already-famous singer back at home, Sakura took the risk of building her career again from scratch in Korea.

I’m Japanese, but I was really touched when I saw you perform in Korea.

— Tsuki

The second thing she mentioned was how gorgeous Sakura always looks.

She’s so pretty and perfect.

— Tsuki

In fact, Tsuki claimed that “She’s like a god!” when concluding her list about what makes the LE SSERAFIM member her favorite.

Upon hearing the high praise, the Knowing Bros cast members questioned Sakura’s level of popularity back in her home country. Hodong curiously asked, “Sakura debuted when she was 14 [Korean Age]. How popular was she?”

Sakura Pre-Debut

According to Tsuki, she was so famous that “There’s no one who doesn’t know her.”

Prior to debuting with LE SSERAFIM, Sakura was the second-place winner of Mnet‘s Produce 48. In 2018, she was also the third most popular member of the Japanese girl group AKB48 and their sister groups.


She first rose to fame in 2011 as a member of HKT48.

Both Tsuki and Sakura are rising stars in the K-Pop world. Check out their latest music videos below!

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