Another girl group has debuted in the industry, but this time with a twist: all three members of "Piggy Dolls" are of rubenesque proportions, with the combined weight exceeding 200kg. Comprised of Park Ji Eun, Kim Min Sun, and Lee Jiyeon, the group debuted on January 6th with their mini-album, "Piggy Style," on various music sites. Their title track "TREND" is especially fascinating in that it features lyrics expressing their personal feelings on their image. "I'm always confident, I don't care about anything else, what's wrong with my body? My face is unique." The group expressed, "We think our team name fits well with our members. As you can see, we really are 'piggy dolls.' (laughter)" Min Sun continued, "All three of us naturally gain a lot of weight. We like eating so we eat. We can eat about 20kg of rice in three weeks." When asked about their reasons for debuting in an industry dominated by thin idols, Jiyeon answered, "People these days tend to favor thin and pretty people. We just wanted to show everyone that people who have weight like us can be just as confident. We want to break the stereotypes of girl groups as only being skinny. Hopefully our debut can console women who have been hurt because to their weight." However, the group acknowledged the painful reality they're facing against in the competition against other girl groups. Fortunately, they've got weapons to battle their way to the top: talent. Min Sun elaborated, "Since we're big, we sound different... Thin people have thinner voices, and in comparison, our voices sound a lot more rich and powerful." At the mention of pure talent not being enough to last in today's industry, Ji Eun added, "You can consider our concept somewhere between Big Mama and 2NE1. We have the vocal talent of Big Mama, and the performance style of 2NE1. With both styles, we'll be trying our best to perfect both." Throughout the interview, the girls were noted for their confident and open thoughts, leading the reporter to ask where their confidence stemmed from. Jiyeon answered, "It's our vocal talent. I hope people stop thinking that just because we're big, we're going to be less talented than other idol groups. We'll show everyone that we're good at dancing and singing." To conclude the interview, Piggy Dolls showed their determination as rookies by stating, "Our goal is to captivate the audience with our own charms, especially on stage. Our long-term goal is to rank first on the U.S Billboard chart. You may be thinking that our goal is too far-fetched, but we fully believe that you need to aim high in order to succeed faster. Please give us your love, as we'll be Piggy Dolls that tries our best." Source + Photos: Asia Economy via Naver *** An interesting point to note about their music video for "Trend" is that it highlights interviews of overweight people, who explain their hardships in fitting in with society. Determined to make a change, the Piggy Dolls trio get up and out of their comfort zone to show the public and prove to those girls that overweight people can be confident and beautiful as they are. Check it out below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGbeYJpvcrg
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