Kep1er’s Chaehyun and aespa’s Karina Show Off Their Friendship In New Snaps Together

Did you know they were friends?

It’s no secret that aespa‘s Karina is collecting all the female idols. She’s already shown off her friendship with ITZY‘s Yeji

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…and Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon absolutely adores her.

Fans were recently surprised to be treated to a photo of Karina and Kep1er‘s Chaehyun together.

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The two posed closely in a set of sticker booth photos. Even almost barefaced, the two looked gorgeous! Karina showed off her new mid-length hair while Chaehyun stunned with blond locks. It seemed like the two were very close!

Just how did the pair become friends? Well, it is a well-known fact that Chaehyun used to be a trainee at SM Entertainment.  During her time at the company, Chaehyun trained alongside Karina, Winter, and Ningning—all of whom went on to debut in aespa. Unfortunately, Chaehyun did not make the cut. She later contested in Girls Planet 999 and made it to the debut lineup.

Their friendship is not news to fans. During Kep1er’s debut with “WADADA”, aespa made sure to congratulate Chaehyun.

The aespa sunbaenims contacted me to congratulate me and said stuff like, ‘now we’ll see each other at the broadcasting station,’ and ‘let’s meet in the waiting rooms.’ Seeing as they’re busy, w couldn’t meet for a long time but I did manage to see them for the first time in a long time.

— Chaehyun

Nevertheless, fans who already knew this were still shocked to see the pair interact closely. Karina even released a moving picture video of the two posing for the photos.

We need more of this 4.5th generation girl group interaction!