Despite the chaos of so many groups attending the 2022 KBS K-Pop Festival (also known as the KBS Gayo Daechukje), eagle-eyed fans spotted a friendly interaction between Kep1er‘s Xiaoting and NCT‘s Renjun.
While many of the groups were standing on the festival stage, including NCT, the members of Kep1er passed by to return to their spots. That’s when Renjun and Xiaoting spotted each other.
Although Xiaoting’s back was turned to the camera, hiding her reaction, fans saw Renjun smile as if he was greeting a friend.
Despite how quickly the moment passed between the two idols, fans couldn’t help wondering when they’d become friends.
xiaoting and renjun are friends!???? pic.twitter.com/1eNUb8qPtb
— aras (@xiaotingate) December 16, 2022
At first I thought "how tf renjun and xiaoting smile to each other" then I remembered that guanlin ex wannaone also have renjun number which means they are besties and I'm even more sure if renjun is friends with all the Chinese idols in the industry lolpic.twitter.com/6uKb7HQ0kF
— ً (@ROLO0323) December 16, 2022
But it all makes sense when considering Renjun is friends with other Chinese-speaking K-Pop idols like SEVENTEEN‘s The8 and Jun, former Taiwanese Wanna One member Lai Guanlin, and possibly PENTAGON‘s Yanan. In fact, aespa‘s NingNing confirmed there’s a big group chat for all the Chinese idols in the K-Pop industry.
Guanlin reaction to renjun's beatbox wink challenge
Guanlin: Renjun, why are you so good? I'll have to send you a message later.
WAIT YOU BOTH CLOSE?????
— ً (@ROLO0323) July 2, 2022
It looks like Renjun and Xiaoting may have more idol friends than fans know.