As Mnet‘s Street Woman Fighter continues to dominate headlines, the most recent episode featured many big name celebrities that appeared on the show as guests. Out of the many stars, however, it was two specific artists that have started to make headlines for their reunion.
For this week’s episode of the dancing survival program, each remaining dance crew was given the task to invite male dancers to work with them for their upcoming mission. The ladies of LACHICA invited 2AM‘s Jo Kwon, while the gals of HolyBang asked Jay Park to join their performance.
While the appearance of both stars surprised old K-Pop fans, it was their interaction that brought forth emotional nostalgia. Following his performance with LACHICA, Jo Kwon can be seen coming down from the stage when he ran into Jay Park, who was getting ready for his performance with HolyBang. Upon seeing Jay Park, Jo Kwon went in for a heartwarming hug without any hesitation.
The history of these two stars go all the way back to their youth, as they both trained and debuted under JYP Entertainment together. Jay Park was formerly a member and the leader of 2PM, while Jo Kwon is still a member and leader of their counterpart boy group, 2AM.
Due to their many years training together, as well as their time spent under the umbrella of JYP Entertainment, Jo Kwon and Jay Park’s friendship became well-known within the K-Pop industry of the time.
Following Jay Park’s sudden departure from 2PM and JYP Entertainment, however, their interactions became rare and fans were unable to see the two in public together anymore.
Which may be the very reason why this reunion between Jo Kwon and Jay Park caused quite a commotion online amongst the early 2000’s K-Pop fans. Upon seeing the two’s interaction on the most recent episode of Street Woman Fighter, netizens couldn’t help but comment on the heartwarming reunion.
- “It’s such a memory seeing the baby leaders ㅠㅠ”
- “ㅠㅠㅠㅠ the leaders.”
- “Wow, why am I getting emotional.”
- “Wow, hurry up and release the last episode.”
- “Jae Bum looks oddly similar to Tablo when he was younger ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I still don’t fully understand the reason behind his departure from JYP Entertainment…but after he left, he became so successful so now he can smile ㅠㅠㅠ I’m happy for him ㅠㅠ”
- “Wow, so much freaking nostalgia.”
- “Wow the freaking nostalgia.”
What a heartwarming reunion indeed! Be sure to watch Jay Park and Jo Kwon on the most recent episode of Street Woman Fighter!