aespa Karina, “A relative promoted me when I debuted, but I don’t even know who that is”

aespa member Karina explained the viral issue that happened when she made her debut in 2020.

On May 20th, aespa members Karina, Winter, Giselle and NingNing appeared on the Youtube web entertainment show “The Kstar Next Door 3”.


In the video, MC Jonathan said to Karina, saying “Even before the debut, you had the viral marketing issue”, showing what Karina’s relative wrote on SNS when she made her debut in aespa.

When aespa debuted in 2020 with their debut song “Black Mamba”, Karina’s relative joined a fishing fancafe and “Kangneung Yoo” cafe to leave a post, saying “aespa’s leader KARINA whose real name is Yoo Ji Min. She’s my niece. Black clothes. She debuted through ‘Magic Bank’. aespa, stage name Karina”.

During aespa’s debut days, this article became a hot topic on various online communities under the title “Karina uncle promoting of his nieces”.

Seeing the article again, Karina couldn’t stop laughing. She exclaimed, “It’s humiliating”, adding “I was surprised, too. My dad told me about it. I don’t know who that is. He even knows my dad’s name”, revealing an unexpected fact.

Jonathan wondered, “You don’t know who he is?”. Karina replied, “No, I’d like to meet him”, expressing her gratitude to the kind relative who wrote the promotional post.

In addition to the relative’s post, the Twitter account of the Marine Corps also tweeted about Karina’s debut in 2020, saying “The daughter of XX is finally debuting as a girl group member. We are proud that she has endured and overcome all the hardships as a trainee”. In response, fans reacted, “Did Karina’s dad serve in the Marine Corps?”, “Oh the Marine Corps”, “She already had an impressive record even before her debut”, etc.

Source: Wikitree

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