IVE had a big night at the 2022 Melon Music Awards, but in the midst of their victory, Wonyoung is gaining attention for the way she treated her members at the ceremony.
IVE swept up four different awards, including the daesang for “Record of the Year.”
It was a special night, as evidenced by the fact that leader Yujin experienced a very emotional moment when they won the daesang.
yujin…. no… 😭😭😭😭😭😭 you did so so so so well 😭❤️pic.twitter.com/1EZC6GqxNF
— 캬라멜 🍡💙 (@caramelmoochi) November 26, 2022
Her members naturally also got a bit teary, but luckily Wonyoung was there to comfort everyone as best she could. She was praised for her princess-like visuals at the ceremony…
cinderella wonyoung pic.twitter.com/maj2CJDKBO
— ♡ (@fairywonyo) November 27, 2022
cinderella wonyoung pic.twitter.com/GRsVsOPr03
— َ (@wonyoserotonin) November 26, 2022
…for which she went viral after making eye contact with one of her fansites.
— want (@want__wy) November 26, 2022
But what DIVE are particularly proud of is the way she prioritized her members when things got emotional. The members themselves have always been appreciative of how Wonyoung is so supportive, and nowhere was this more evident than when they came down from the stage after winning their daesang.
ive girls never fail to mention how strong they think of wonyoung's mindset like yesterday everyone cried, wonyoung almost did but she held back so she can check up on everyone. hugging, caressing their backs and holding their hands while they cry pic.twitter.com/AVj7u5j3V7
— kin. (@jangcentre) November 27, 2022
Wonyoung was right there, providing comfort to the others while holding back from expressing her own feelings.
wonyoung holding leeseo and yujin who’s still crying as they go back to their seats. she kept checking on her unnie too as yujin continued to cry like a kid that she is pic.twitter.com/5jftR6tFii
— thinking about annyeongz (@thinksannyeongz) November 26, 2022
It was only after she’d checked on everyone that she finally let out some tears of her own.
— squen🍒 (@Wonyhu) November 27, 2022
Not that it had been easy to hold back. She had to make a visible effort to not cry, especially when Yujin broke into tears when accepting the daesang.
“—seeing yujin cry made me cry as well”
wonyoung about to cry watching yujin break into tears when they won roty 🥺pic.twitter.com/kSMt4C2vm3
— for annyeongz. (@0403FEED) November 26, 2022
Yet, she still put her members above herself, holding onto Yujin’s hand as they came down from the stage.
wonyoung grabbed a crying yujin’s hand as they walked down from stage and helped her back to their seat pic.twitter.com/uSeqpUaIbf
— for annyeongz. (@0403FEED) November 27, 2022
Fans are now thanking Wonyoung for being the supportive friend that she is, especially at such an important moment as this was for the group.
Rlly wanna thank wonyoung here She's holding yujin's with one hand (yj's totally breaking down) and holding both leeseo's hand and the award with the other 🥺 pic.twitter.com/QWbhgbWDrr
— YJ ent• (@yujtriever) November 26, 2022
Wonyoung may always go viral for her visuals, but she also deserves plenty of praise for her kind and thoughtful personality!