TWICE celebrated New Year’s Eve in Japan, performing on the popular annual New Year’s Eve program, NHK‘s Kohaku Uta Gassen, as one of three K-Pop acts on the show.
In 2022, TWICE completed their fourth world tour, III, they made comebacks in Korea and Japan, and all nine members unanimously chose to renew their exclusive contracts with JYP Entertainment after seven years together.
Their decision to renew their contracts thrilled fans and warmed the hearts of netizens as the members revealed they made the decision to stay together because being a member of TWICE was “[their] lives.”
I’ve produced and watched so many groups in my lifetime but I never saw a group stay this tight for 7 long years.
— J.Y. Park, founder of JYP Entertainment
The group shined on stage at Kohaku Uta Gassen, wearing sparkling outfits, perfect for the New Year celebrations. TWICE performed their most recent Japanese-language single, “Celebrate,” for the occasion.
While they were the main event on stage, they were also the main event off stage as the members arrived back in Korea after the performance.
TWICE arrived at Gimpo Airport and showed their close bond by arriving in matching bunny hats that had fans and the press cheering as they walked through the airport.
— timi ♡ (@oncetimi) January 1, 2023
2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit, making their matching accessories both cute and meaningful!
TWICE was all smiles as they greeted ONCE, and member Jeongyeon went viral as a video of herself greeting fans circulated on the internet for a hilarious reason.
After the members made it to their vans outside, Jeongyeon rolled down her window for an opportunity to spend more precious time with ONCE.
Before the van took off, Jeongyeon rolled up her window and accidentally closed it on her bunny ears, causing the video to gain over a million views and 89,400 likes. The tweet gained 2.6 million views, and fans couldn’t stop laughing at the adorable mishap.
TWICEジョンヨン、ファンサをしすぎて耳 犠牲にｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗ pic.twitter.com/ETgNcZfren
— 山田 (@Yooo___9) January 1, 2023
After she realized her bunny ears were caught, Jeongyeon hilariously paused for a moment before cracking the window open and slowly pulling them back in the car, adding to the unintentional comedy of the moment.
THE WAY THE EARS SLOWLY WENT IN 😭😭😭 https://t.co/QCsfOEtLMg
— purinz enjoyer (@forjeongie) January 2, 2023
Jeongyeon’s rabbit ears getting stuck being the very first thing we see of her this year is so- 😭😭😭
— Jeongyeon World (@yjyworld) January 1, 2023
— brae 🤓💚 is seeing ITZY (@jeongyeonieuwu) January 1, 2023
Jeongyeon’s lovable personality and TWICE’s close bond started 2023 off in the best way for ONCE!
TWICE isn’t the only group who recently matched at the airport. NCT DREAM had netizens cracking up at their matching ensembles in November. Check out those outfits and the hilarious netizen reactions below!