A confusing video makes fans think BLACKPINK’s Jisoo was talking to BTS’s RM, but the truth is…?

A female idol who looks like Jisoo (BLACKPINK) appears in a video with RM (BTS).

Recently, a video created a stir among Kpop fans. The video was posted on Instagram, receiving more than 27,000 likes and attracting hundreds of comments after only 3 days. At first glance, many fans think that it was BLACKPINK’s Jisoo who was having a chat with BTS’s RM. The two were standing close to one another. The female idol who is believed to be Jisoo didn’t hesitate to pat RM‘s shoulder and have skinship with him.
A rare video of “Jisoo” and RM confuses Kpop fans

The video confuses many fans. Many BLACKPINK fans try to recall what event this is but still have no memory of any moment between Jisoo and the leader of BTS. As for fans of BTS, many fans are also “dumbfounded” about this situation. In the video, RM looks very young, so it’s hard for international fans who entered the fandom in recent years to know exactly when this moment was recorded!

She looks a lot like Jisoo but is it Jisoo?
She looks a lot like Jisoo but is it Jisoo?

However, the truth about this video has been quickly explained by “veteran ARMYs“. This video was taken at KCON New York on June 30, 2016. The girl in the video looks a lot like Jisoo, but she’s actually not Jisoo! She is Ailee, famous female Kpop soloist and owner of hits like I Will Show You, I Will Go to You Like the First Snow…

Ailee and RM were the two MCs for KCON New York 2016
Ailee and RM were the two MCs for KCON New York 2016

At KCON New York 2016, RM and Ailee were the duo of MCs. The video was recorded behind-the-scenes, in which Ailee was constantly chatting with the leader of BTS. Many international fans even wonder why a female idol could be so comfortable and openly interacting with a male idol in front of the camera.

This is because Ailee has an open personality since she has lived in the States since childhood. Also, this was the situation where the audience asked RM to do aegyo, but he was too shy. Therefore, Ailee encouraged RM to make a cute expression, and the leader of BTS then showed a “reluctant” aegyo.

 Not Jisoo, this is actually Ailee
Not Jisoo, this is actually Ailee

This is also one of the rare times that the BTS’s leader took on the position of MC at a joint music festival. Since 2016, BTS has become famous around the world.  The members are always busy, so their MC moments like these have become incredibly rare.

RM had many close interactions with Ailee when hosting an event in 2016


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