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IVE’s official standing formation is unlike any other girl groups (ft. netizens’ mixed reactions)

What do you think about IVE’s standing formation?

Starship’s rookie girl group IVE had a successful debut with ELEVEN.  Aside from bagging many music show wins, IVE also came under several controversies. Recently, when looking back at IVE’s group photos throughout their first promotion, netizens have mixed reactions. 

From the debut showcase…
From the debut showcase…
... weekly music show...
… weekly music show…
to year-end events, IVE has a fixed standing formation
to year-end events, IVE has a fixed standing formation 

Specifically, the two tallest members of IVE, Jang Wonyoung and Ahn Yujin, get to stand in the middle of the lineup. Other members, who are shorter, stand at the sides. Wonyoung and Yujin, who were already the most popular pre-debut thanks to IZ*ONE, look even more outstanding in the current lineup of IVE with their impressive heights.

Wonyoung and Yujin take the most spotlight
Wonyoung and Yujin take the most spotlight 

Starship probably let Wonyoung and Yujin stand in the center because they have the highest recognition among IVE members. However, many fans can’t help but be unhappy with this formation:

  • Such a weird formation. Tall members in the middle while short members at the side. 
  • Wonyoung is the center so it makes sense she stands in the middle but putting Yujin in the center too makes both of them stand out too much, the other 4 can’t be noticed. 
  • I feel bad for 4 other members. Starship keeps turning them into backup dancers. 
  • Why not let Wonyoung and Yujin stand at the two sides? Wouldn’t the lineup look more balanced that way?
Netizens think that Wonyoung and Yujin should stand at the sides
Netizens think that Wonyoung and Yujin should stand at the sides 

Compared to other girl groups, the formations of TWICE or BLACKPINK look much more even than IVE. Tall members do not stand in the center. That way, the spotlight is divided equally for every member. Standing formation is also flexible and not fixed like the case of IVE.

TWICE's lineup is arranged by putting a tall member next to a shorter one, shortest member Chaeyoung gets to stand in the middle
TWICE's lineup is arranged by putting a tall member next to a shorter one, shortest member Chaeyoung gets to stand in the middle
TWICE’s lineup is arranged by putting a tall member next to a shorter one, shortest member Chaeyoung gets to stand in the middle
The two tallest members of BLACKPINK, Lisa and Rosé, usually stand at the sides
The two tallest members of BLACKPINK, Lisa and Rosé, usually stand at the sides
In (G)I-DLE, tallest members also stand at the side to balance the lineup
In (G)I-DLE, tallest members also stand at the side to balance the lineup
In (G)I-DLE, tallest members also stand at the side to balance the lineup
Meanwhile, in IVE, Wonyoung and Yujin draw even more attention by standing in the center
Meanwhile, in IVE, Wonyoung and Yujin draw even more attention by standing in the center
Meanwhile, in IVE, Wonyoung and Yujin draw even more attention by standing in the center

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