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The 2 most popular IT girls of K-Pop now: Hwasa – Jennie

Jennie and Hwasa are 2 female idols who follow the modern sexy concept which is trendy to many Koreans.

Recently, Jennie and Hwasa both appeared in the Top Young and Rich Female Celebrities of Korean voted by the DC Inside users. On the monthly girl group personal brand chart, they are the most frequent names on top. The 2 girls have so many things in common and are both known to be the top IT girls.

Visual

Jennie was born in 1996 and is currently the rapper of BLACKPINK. She has a fox-like beauty which is sexy and chic but also pure and witty at the same time. Jennie’s power lies in her various facial expressions which fit perfectly with any kind of concept. Sometimes Jennie is friendly like a girl next door, but sometimes she is chic like a good girl gone bad.

Hwasa was born in 1995 and is currently a vocal of MAMAMOO – the multitalented girl group of K-Pop. Compared to her age, Hwasa’s appearance seems much older and mature. She is a female idol who has kicked down all the classic beauty standards of K-Pop. Before, female stars with an hour-glass body were always looked down on compared to their skinny colleagues. However, thanks to Hwasa, this standard has changed.

Style


Both Jennie and Hwasa are pursuing the sexy concept as their main concept. They all have naturally tanned skin which fits perfectly with the Western sexy definition.


However, Jennie has just recently changed into this style in 2019 to fit better with the promotion plan in the U.S. Before that, she had more of a youthful and modern concept, but she still didn’t reveal much of her skin. As time goes by, Jennie seems to reveal more and more with many sexy photos on her SNS.

U.S. Before that, she had more of a youthful and modern concept, but she still didn’t reveal much of her skin. As time goes by, Jennie seems to reveal more and more with many sexy photos on her SNS.

Hwasa has been in the center of many controversies due to her fashion sense. She has been in many controversial stage accidents. Despite all the debatable stage outfits, Hwasa is still being called the next sexy queen after Lee Hyori and Hyuna.

Talent


Jennie is quite a multi-talented idol with her rap, vocal and excellent dance skills. However, based on talent only, Hwasa is a little bit above the BLACKPINK member. Jennie has already received many complaints about her forgetting lyrics on stage, lip-syncing or soulless vocal.


On the other hand, fans highly appreciated Hwasa’s powerful, warm and alluring vocal. Her skill is excellent and she perfectly knows how to transfer emotion into the song. Hwasa is one among a few female idols of the 3rd generation who can sing live perfectly like she has eaten the CD. Also, her participation in writing lyrics for her songs is what makes her just a little better than Jennie is terms of talent.

ul, warm and alluring vocal. Her skill is excellent and she perfectly knows how to transfer emotion into the song. Hwasa is one among a few female idols of the 3rd generation who can sing live perfectly like she has eaten the CD. Also, her participation in writing lyrics for her songs is what makes her just a little better than Jennie is terms of talent.

Stage presence

Hwasa is voted by fans as the female idol with the most attractive and professional performance among K-Pop idols nowadays. Her confidence as well as the ability to control the stage atmosphere is what makes her attractive. Hwasa just debuted as a solo in March last year but many of her stages have gone viral (MAMA 2018, GDA 2019,…) thanks to her perfect stage presence.

A fan once commented on Youtube: “People said that Marilyn Monroe is not the most beautiful woman in the world but her aura and gestures are what give her that title. The same with Hwasa.”

Hwasa’s “Handclap” performance at the GDA 2019.
190123 [4K] BLACKPINK 제니 직캠 – SOLO @가온차트

Jennie is also a fan favorite in BLACKPINK. However, in 2018, she was heavily criticized by netizens due to her “lazy and soulless” attitude during live stages. Jennie’s stamina is not strong enough to maintain throughout the performances while her dance skill is not as energetic as Lisa or Rosé. Jennie has also been in many debates about her confidence and stage control ability. She was once media-played by YG as “the female G-Dragon”, but she still hasn’t proved herself worthy of that nickname. However, while her stamina lasts, she captures everyone’s attention.

Commercial power

There’s nothing to doubt about Jennie’s power as a brand model. Thanks to her uprising fame in the past years along with the high-fashion vibe, this BLACKPINK member is highly wanted by many brands. Jennie is known to be the “living Chanel” and has appeared at many international fashion shows. She has replaced actress Jun Ji Hyun as the next exclusive brand model of Hera – a high-end Korean cosmetic brand for modern women.

According to many reports, the foundation that was advertised by Jennie has sold more than 100.000 products in just 1 month and brought back 5 million USD in profit. Also, the lip product lines of this brand were also sold out with the sales 5 times higher than before thanks to Jennie’s influence.
Hwasa has also received many commercial contracts. Her naturally sexy but friendly image on broadcast has helped Hwasa in receiving the public’s love. Due to this reason, many brands have chosen Hwasa to be their brand model. The latest contract she has signed was with Caribbean Bay. Before this, she had appeared many times on promotion campaigns of drinks, electronics, and cosmetics brands.

Popularity

Jennie and Hwasa’s names are both well-known in South Korea. However, on an international scale, Jennie’s name is much bigger thanks to promotion in the U.S and BLACKPINK’s world tour in 2019. On Instagram, Jennie currently has 19.3 million followers – one of the most followed accounts among K-Pop idols, while Hwasa doesn’t have a personal account. She only updates her photos through MAMAMOO’s official accounts.

Positive – negative reaction from netizens

In conclusion, Jennie and Hwasa are extremely famous on forums and SNS. Every topic about them always has split reactions. Jennie was once boycotted due to her attitude and dating scandal, while Hwasa was hated because she chose revealing stage clothes and went against the beauty standard of K-Pop.


However, off stage, Hwasa still receives more positive feedback from the public. She scores with her friendly image on reality shows and simple fashion along with her bare face at the airport or on her way to work. Amid that, Jennie still has quite a lot of antis due to many scandals throughout her career. Netizens also don’t have a very positive image of her after the scandal series from YG artists since the beginning of this year.

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