IVE’s Rei Becomes Only The Second K-Pop Artist After BLACKPINK’s Lisa To Accomplish An Impressive Feat

It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone to achieve, let alone a rookie idol!

Despite not quite being a year old yet, IVE has already taken the K-Pop industry by storm and is well on their way to being one of the biggest girl groups in the industry.

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With their success have come numerous unique opportunities for the members to take advantage of, and recently, Rei was given the chance to do something that only one other K-Pop idol has before!

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Earlier today, it was announced that she would star on the December 2022 issue of VOGUE Japan!

 

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And while it’s not uncommon for K-Pop idols to star on the cover of VOGUE KoreaBLACKPINK‘s Lisa is the only other K-Pop idol to have done the same for VOGUE Japan up until this point for the magazine’s June 2021 edition.

While Rei is a Japanese K-Pop idol, this is still a huge deal for someone in the industry to achieve, especially given how young IVE still is!

 Several photos from the pictorial have been shared on VOGUE Japan‘s Instagram page, showcasing Rei’s elegant and gorgeous visuals.

 

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She’s shown in a variety of different clothing styles, all of which she models with seemingly flawless ease.

 

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Fans have been quick to express their admiration and delight for Rei and her accomplishment, praising both her ability to get this opportunity as well as how well she suits the concepts given to her.

  • “It’s super hard to cover on VOGUE Japan. It is especially hard for celebrities who are not Japanese to make it to the cover”
  • “Rei made it to the cover of VOGUEㅋㅋㅋ daebak. And everyone knows how cool Lisa is already”
  • “While I love the rest of Lisa’s photoshoot I actually think the cover is lacking, Rei’s cover is gorgeous. Neither of them really scream vogue to me but I don’t really follow the japanese version, so maybe it’s just their style.”
  • “Rei is only a 10 months old rookie who made it onto the cover which is definitely not an easy thing to do considering how many JP idols have debuted in the past. I remember when her teaser pics were first released for IVE, people said she had a model-like face.”
  • “Rei’s picture looks amazing and high fashion, and her career is less than a year old, ive is truly doing well for themselves”

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Congratulations to Rei for getting on the cover of such a high-profile magazine so early on in her career!

Source: Pann Nate and Pann Choa