During TWICE’s recent concert TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park, Nayeon teased fellow member Jeongyeon by ranking herself 1st in TWICE and Jeongyeon 9th.
After hearing Nayeon rank Jeongyeon as 9th (to which Jeongyeon jokingly admitted), reporters mistakenly believed that Nayeon was giving out rankings based on concert merchandise sales.
List of TWICE merchandise on sale at the venue.
And while it was true that Nayeon’s personally-designed picnic blanket did sell out the first day, it did restock the next day and did not completely sell out by the end of the concert.
In fact, Dahyun’s “dubu cushion” was the first member-designed item to completely sell out.
ONCEs noticed that Nayeon had drawn up a “ranking list” on her personally-designed picnic mat, which similarly ranked herself 1st and Jeongyeon 9th before sales even began.
She said that she wrote the names of TWICE members in an order of her personal rank (NAYEON MOMO..etc..JEONGYEON). If you look at the picture closely there's a name tag in the blanket and that's what she've meant. Definitely she'd designed it before she realized the sale volumes. pic.twitter.com/wPVSvLVets
— 사탕소년. (@CandyBoy_1020) May 20, 2018
Theories surrounding Nayeon’s mysterious ranking system include how affectionate they are to her.
LMAO I just realised nayeon arranged the members not according to age krhekahsb is it by her preferred ranking HAHAHAH
9th: JY pic.twitter.com/5lxmHy5Xe7
— 🐰💗나쿠💗🐼 (@nayeonmilk) May 13, 2018
Nayeon is known for being super self-confident, and Momo has proven her admiration for Nayeon time and time again. Meanwhile, Tzuyu is always avoiding Nayeon’s kisses, while Jeongyeon is Nayeon’s ultimate tsundere.
While all the members of TWICE are close friends, Nayeon and Jeongyeon are among the two closest friends, having trained for years along with Jihyo and almost debuting together under JYP Entertainment as 6MIX before TWICE.
In fact, during the same concert, Nayeon and Jeongyeon performed the only duet stage, covering 2PM member Taecyeon’s “My Ear’s Candy” as a couple.
And during Nayeon’s emotional ending speech on the 3rd day of the concert, it was Jeongyeon who came to comfort her when she broke down in tears.
I love how jeongyeon is always right there to hug nayeon whenever she's crying pic.twitter.com/mc1Sqcsgaf
— Im Yoo (@imonlyyoo) May 20, 2018
It’s clear that Nayeon and Jeongyeon are super close friends, and Nayeon’s comment about member rankings was clearly a joke between TWICE and ONCE that was misinterpreted by the media.
둘다 너무 귀엽따..정말..😭😭 pic.twitter.com/INIpljVr2j
— 나연이랑 (@nayeon2rang) May 20, 2018
In fact, the day after the 3rd concert, the girls had the day off and Nayeon spent the day on a date with Jeongyeon.
Fans spotted the two out on a walk around the Apgujeong district in Seoul.
UPDATE: And it seems like Nayeon and Jeongyeon saw the fan-taken photo!
The girl on the left from yesterday. #hot_girl #ONCE_What
It’s safe to say that 2yeon has stayed unbothered by the comments about their friendship.
HELLO JEONGYEON IS IN SUCH A GREAT MOOD SHE KISSED NAYEON IN PUBLIC THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY 2YEON TED TALKpic.twitter.com/KY4zEDZBCx
— BLIИKTWIƆE™ (@MlNACHAEYU) May 18, 2018