K-Pop’s Next Girl Group Power Trio: Red Velvet’s Seulgi Wants To Befriend (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi & IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon
They say good things come in threes, and that’s definitely true when it comes to K-Pop’s girl group idols. From the ’96 liners (Red Velvet‘s Joy, GFRIEND‘s Yerin, and Apink‘s Hayoung) to the Thai liners (BLACKPINK‘s Lisa, CLC‘s Sorn, and (G)I-DLE‘s Minnie), there’s nothing better than a girl group BFF trio to fuel our stan dreams. And the next could be one of the best yet: Red Velvet’s Seulgi, (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi, and IZ*ONE‘s Chaeyeon.
K-Pop fans aren’t the only ones who stan Seulgi. The legendary main dancer even attracts fellow idols to her fandom.
Just take (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi, for example. While promoting (G)I-DLE’s new single, “Dumdi Dumdi”, on SBS Power FM‘s Cultwo Show, Yuqi divulged some of her celebrity friendships for listeners. Alongside explaining she’s close with IZ*ONE’s Yena, Yuqi also shyly revealed she wants to be friends with Red Velvet’s Seulgi.
A die-hard Seulgi-biased ReVeluv, Yuqi gushed about how nice Seulgi seems. She also said she thinks Seulgi would like her too, adding that she’s “overflowing with energy” that would make anyone become happy just by being with her. Given that Seulgi has the same cute and bubbly vibe, it definitely seems like the two could be great friends.
Yuqi even recorded a video message for Seulgi, pleading for a chance at becoming the star’s friend.
#YUQI sent a really adorable video message to Red Velvet's Seulgi.
Yuqi thinks Seulgi's style and energy matches well with her own.
"You won't regret becoming my friend, I promise"#GIDLE @G_I_DLE pic.twitter.com/HIxQpT9R5a
— Official Neverland Guide (@idleguide) August 6, 2020
I respect you so much, and I think you’re very nice, so I can assure you that you won’t regret becoming friends with me! Please contact me! Thank you!
And Yuqi isn’t Seulgi’s only fan in the idol world. IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon has been vocal about how much she loves Seulgi for years, bringing her up in interviews and videos.
During the group’s BLOOM*IZ comeback this year, for example, Chaeyeon sent a video message to Seulgi asking for a collab on stage one day.
IZ*ONE Lee Chaeyeon: Red Velvet Seulgi sunbaenim, I want to be onstage with you [for a collab] someday. pic.twitter.com/l3JWdIaPrW
— Seulgi pics ♡ Uncover (@seulpics) February 17, 2020
While Chaeyeon has been lucky enough to bump into Seulgi at awards shows and events, it’s always been from a fan’s standpoint.
But now, it seems like their fangirling could turn into something more: a full-fledged friendship! After Red Velvet‘s shining main dancer Seulgi recently added another highly coveted magazine cover to her achievements with Allure Korea‘s September issue, the magazine sat down with her of a YouTube interview—and she revealed something that will make her fans very happy.
One of the questions Allure Korea asked Seulgi was whether she’s aware of just how popular she is as a “girl crush” idol among other groups. Surprisingly, though Seulgi may be one of the most modest idols around, she revealed that she is aware of their popularity—and she gave a special shoutout to two of her biggest fans.
Yuqi of (G)I-DLE and Chaeyeon of IZONE. Thank you so much! I really want to get to know them.
Just wait until Yuqi and Chaeyeon hear this! Fans of all three groups can’t wait for the three stars to meet and develop a brand new bond. Between them, these dance line idols have the talent, cuteness, and popularity to be one of K-Pop’s best girl group trios. And who knows—maybe we could even get a special stage out of it?
I felt really good after I heard about [Yuqi and Chaeyeon liking me]. It feels good to be recognized by other women. I thought that I should show my cool and friendly sister-like sides more often. Thank you!