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Netizens Get A “Actuality Test” With Aespa’s Journalist Pictures

The distinction is fascinating.

There’s a fashionable saying that “the digital camera provides 10 kilos,” implying that individuals are likely to look heavier on digital camera than they’re in actual life. However does this rule nonetheless apply to K-Pop idols? Korean netizens had been shocked to find that it, the truth is, does, and really visibly so.

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K-Pop is notorious for its demanding and strict magnificence requirements. No matter gender, idols are anticipated to “handle” their weight and look, which they usually obtain by means of excessive diets and train. However even when they’re staying on high of all that, it doesn’t make them immune from criticism, particularly on their seems.

Through the years, journalist pictures have change into a litmus take a look at for idols’ visuals. The concept is that if they’ll “survive” the gaze of the digital camera, which picks up extra imperfections than a cellphone, with out staged lighting, their visuals are actually next-level.

NMIXX’s’ Sullyoon in an unedited journalist picture | Dispatch
IVE’s Wonyoung in unedited press picture | OSEN

However just lately, a publish went viral on a preferred on-line discussion board after evaluating Aespa’s journalist pictures with their real-life visuals caught on a cellphone digital camera. Each photos had been from 2022 when the 4 members of the group attended the Acqua di Parma Magnolia Days Pop-up Open Occasion.

(From left to proper) Winter, Karina, NingNing, and Giselle of Aespa | @aespa_official/Instagram

Karina, Winter, Giselle, and NingNing confirmed up on the occasion in all-black outfits, every serving a special vibe. Each the media and followers had been current on the venue, which meant the group was clicked on digital camera and cell phones equally.


The OP (authentic poster) of the viral group publish identified how, within the mobile-quality photos, it was evident that each one 4 members had a fairly small body. However the chosen journalist pictures didn’t seem fairly the identical. The OP talked about within the caption that seeing this distinction, they understood why idols keep on with strict diets.

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Netizens had been fascinated to see how the pictures from the identical occasion on the identical day and even on the identical spot might look so totally different primarily based on the gadget. Many commented on getting a actuality examine of the idol career with this side-by-side comparability.

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  • “Wow, they actually look puffy within the pictures, however they’re tremendous skinny in actual life.”
  • “Is the primary picture taken with a cellphone? They’re so skinny, however on digital camera pictures, they appear puffy.”
  • “However it looks like the journalist picture got here out even worse as a result of it was taken from a low angle.”
  • “To be trustworthy, they appear skinny even within the journalist pictures TT.”
  • “I already thought they seemed skinny within the journalist pictures, however the cellphone digital camera one…Wow..”
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  • “I really get a actuality examine each time a celeb is criticized due to journalist pictures.”
  • “Wow, it’s actually fascinating.”
  • “Whoa, they’re actually skinny.”
  • “In the event that they seem like that in photos, they should be actually skinny in actual life…That is an excessive job.”
  • “Because it’s a job the place it’s a must to be on digital camera rather a lot, they should drop pounds to the acute limits with a purpose to keep away from wanting puffy.”

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