Boys Planet, a reality survival program modeled after Girls Planet 999, which created Kep1er, recently introduced its nearly one hundred trainees.
There have already been some viral standouts from the bunch, including Maeda Haruto, who went viral for his hilarious response to his “badly edited” profile photos.
Fans have also praised PENTAGON‘s Hui for his iconic introduction, despite initial issues with him appearing on the show.
for his pr video he sang all the songs he produced for mnet's past survival shows 😭 lee hoetaek I– pic.twitter.com/K3sAT1AMv0
— ada🐔rest | WAITING FOR YANAN and HONGSEOK (@huistsc) January 2, 2023
Yuehua Entertainment trainee Ricky has already gained the attention of viewers for his own hilarious introduction, where he introduced himself as “young and rich, tall and handsome” and asked fans if they’d like to go shopping with him in English, Mandarin and Korean.
“young and rich , tall and handsome” ricky so unserious 😭😭😭😭 he ate tho fr 😟 pic.twitter.com/hndcG1FZeD
— seeing skz in tx || #MAXIDENT• SET IN: Jada 🤍 (@jadasokpopp) January 3, 2023
He attracted more attention after the trainees held their first public and private fan meetings, where fans could see his handsome visuals up close and unedited.
— 🌏 (@mycathanbin) January 5, 2023
While there are several “dopplegangers” of already debuted idols amongst the trainees, fans couldn’t help but notice that Ricky bore a strong resemblance to Kim Lip of LOONA!
From her slim face to her round eyes and cute nose, there is a strong sibling-like resemblance between the two!
The two also have full lips fans seem to love and ears that stick out similarly!
Once fans online noticed their similarities, they couldn’t stop comparing the two.
sobbing i can't unsee it pic.twitter.com/5XEKC00AJR
— minnie 🐯 (@nyomers) January 4, 2023
lippie's lost brother https://t.co/oUWJFWsphK
— SAEROM & YOOHYEON DAY (@HEES0ULER) January 5, 2023
he's so kim lip coded https://t.co/ww9VO32O0J
— dan (@hsytheworld) January 4, 2023
Fans have even taken to calling him “Kim Lip’s cousin” and “Him Lip” as a joke.
— #1 꿀빵어⟢ (@gwoyun) January 4, 2023
Boys Planet Ricky aka Him Lip sings eclipse by LOONA’s Kim Lip. pic.twitter.com/mDSgxIE1gs
— kiki | ricky since day 1# ♡ (@rickligion) January 6, 2023
we all have heard of kim lip, so give it up for ricky mouth! https://t.co/LnwPSdal7i
— Fæ stands with CHUU (@suhosoxygen) January 4, 2023
“Boys Planet” is set to begin airing in February.