LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura Surprises Choi Yena With Her Transformation Since Their IZ*ONE Days

Yena couldn’t believe her eyes.

LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura had the chance to reunite with her former IZ*ONE teammate Choi Yena on the latest episode of Sakura’s online variety series Fearless Kkura. They combined forces to challenge Olympic gold medalist Yun Sung Bin to a sledding competition.

Yun Sung Bin (left), LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura (center), and Choi Yena (right) | 겁도 없꾸라/YouTube

Before their contest, Sakura and Yena went through a rigorous warm-up under Sung Bin’s guidance, consisting of squats, bench presses, and deadlifts. Despite the duo admitting to exercising the least while in IZ*ONE, they still bravely faced the challenge ahead.

First came the squats. As Sakura set herself up, Yena commented, “You seem like you’ve done this before.” She couldn’t control her reactions as Sakura completed repetition after repetition! Yena exclaimed, “Unnie, you’ve changed!” (Unnie is the Korean word women use for older female friends.) Even trainer Sung Bin had to admit that she looked experienced.

Not to be outdone, Yena bravely stood under the 20kg barbell and barely succeeded in lifting it. She then, unfortunately, failed to advance to the 30kg weight.

Meanwhile, Sakura progressed to 35kg before reaching her limit. Yena was again amazed at how much her friend had grown since they were in IZ*ONE.

Watch the full episode of LE SSERAFIM Sakura’s Fearless Kkura featuring Choi Yena and Yun Sung Bin below! They begin their warm-up at the 4:57 mark.