When TWICE‘s Jihyo and Sana guested on Red Velvet Wendy‘s radio show, Wendy’s Youngstreet, Jihyo mentioned that out of all their junior groups, she wanted to get close to IVE.
Q. Juniors that TWICE wants to get close to?
— TWICE Indonesia (@TWICE_Indonesia) August 31, 2022
What TWICE want, they get, and only a few days later, TWICE and IVE had an interview together for Music Bank as the first place nominees. In their speeches about how they felt about being nominated, Jihyo couldn’t hold herself back from complimenting the girls, and Yujin couldn’t stop smiling as she responded on behalf of IVE, saying it was an honor to be nominated alongside TWICE.
Jihyo’s smile was huge as she made a heart with Leeseo, and every time she looked at IVE, her smile only grew bigger.
Jihyo made a hand heart with IVE's Leeseo, her big smile after 😆 pic.twitter.com/VDfRfqP3LZ
— minaron #TalkThatTalk (@godmitzu) September 2, 2022
jihyo looking at ive members like a mom looking at her daughters AND THE WAY SHE MOUTHED "kiyeowo" AAA CRYING pic.twitter.com/HX7xfVYjfs
— ً (@wonyovers) September 2, 2022
When the girls were asked what they would like to resemble about each other, Wonyoung answered that she wished to follow TWICE’s charismatic charm. While both IVE and TWICE are alluring in their own ways, there’s a certain charisma that comes with experience. However, in due time, IVE, too, will deepen their colors and show everyone that there’s no limit to what they can do.
Nayeon then answered that though it’d be hard to make a reality, TWICE wished to be just as tall as the members of IVE. Since IVE’s shortest member is 166 cm while 7/9 of TWICE are shorter than that, it’s easy to see why IVE’s height is what’s most enviable for TWICE.
Afterward, on Jihyo’s Instagram, she posted a picture of herself doing the trending Ban Yujin pose, which IVE member Yujin made popular amongst idols. Jihyo also watches Earth Arcade, the variety show Yujin is a part of, so perhaps her love for IVE started there.
twice jihyo watches earth arcade, knows abt the tones used during the no english games and doing the ban yujin pose oh we love her pic.twitter.com/5OcyQTj667
— ً (@intoayj) September 2, 2022
A new thread of celebrities who did “Ban Yujin pose” (originally Ban Yoonhee pose) which became a trend again because of An Yujin.
Bonus: The camera angle shot and the style of clothes with cap, plaid shirt, cargo pants… was also recreated by many people. pic.twitter.com/OLemGmmpOX
— Ban Yujin Pose Trending (@yux2rie) August 22, 2022
We can’t wait to see what other TWICE x IVE interactions lie in store!