For her recent photo shoot with 'International bnt,' Soyeon said with hints of laughter in her voice, "There is something that [T-ara] members joke about from time to time. We're not rookies anymore, and because our average age is in the late twenties, there are things that we want to try [before it's too late]. We've expressed our desire to try a refreshing, lovely, and girly concept like group G-Friend. We could probably do it if they allowed us but I think people might feel awkward watching us."
When the interviewer asked her which rookie artist she has her eyes on, Soyeon answered without a moment's hesitation, "G-Friend. I personally really like them. They are so good on stage. I saw their debut stage, and I believed from then on that they would do well. I've watched them rehearse ever since they were rookies, and even to this day they work very hard. So I'm constantly cheering them on."