Rookie girl group Kep1er is off to an impressive start, even breaking a record on the Hanteo chart previously set by aespa.
During an online showcase, the group took the opportunity to discuss their goals as a group, as well as their influences and who they were connected to in the industry. Member Kim Chaehyun said that, as a former trainee at SM Entertainment, she was personally acquainted with the members of aespa, and that she looked forward to meeting them at broadcasting stations. The aespa members themselves congratulated Kep1er on their successful debut, proving that there’s only positive vibes between both groups.
But when asked about who they considered to be their biggest role model, the members of Kep1er claimed that it was Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany.
They explained that this was because Tiffany herself had been a master on Girls Planet 999, the show in which Kep1er was created. With Tiffany’s connection to the show, the girls of Kep1er see in her a true role model to look up to. They also explained that they love how the members of Girls’ Generation are each so different, but are able to come together to present such a cohesive performance.
Each member has their own distinct charm, but it was cool to see them come together as one for a perfect performance. We want to be like them.
With the success that Kep1er is already seeing, the members are already making fans proud and Tiffany is certainly included in that, as she made a congratulatory post on Instagram when Kep1er was announced at the end of Girls Planet 999. We can only imagine how far Kep1er will go being inspired by a role model such as Tiffany, but in the meantime, congratulations to the girls on a successful debut!