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IOI's Jeon So Mi featured in 'LA Weekly' article

By elliefilet   Friday, July 29, 2016   66,005   8,763   63



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IOI's Jeon So Mi has been featured in an article by the alternative weekly magazine 'LA Weekly'.

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Writer Maxwell Williams asked whether Jeon So Mi could become the first major biracial K-pop idol star in an article titled, "Can Jeon Somi Become K-Pop's First International Biracial Superstar?" Though she's the youngest member of IOI, 15-year-old Jeon So Mi has already made waves, coming in first at the end of the competitive reality series 'Produce 101'.

The self-described Dutch Canadian and Korean idol also already brought in a couple of endorsement deals for companies in South Korea like SK Telecom and Alaskan Salmon

Check out the full article here. Do you think Jeon So Mi will become K-pop's first international biracial superstar?

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Zeith576 Sunday, July 31, 2016

anyone want to join ioi line fan group? add: luffylovetori

SugarFree Friday, July 29, 2016

This is a terribly poorly written article, not even by a real journalist.

lifeoftheparty Friday, July 29, 2016

I say she joins twice, since they are both one of the hottest people in korea atm, I think adding somi to twice will just increase both of their popularities. Just my opinion though

c_catchan lifeoftheparty Wednesday, February 1, 2017


ramjetranch Friday, July 29, 2016

LA Weekly - these clowns are part of the establishment that keeps Asians out of the U.S. entertainment industry.  I'm surprised they know what kpop is, but I congratulate them for their venture into the world of "tolerance".  I'm not suprised they used the word "race" in the title, however.

emmagod Friday, July 29, 2016

Somi fighting! ♥

krell Friday, July 29, 2016

https ://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Amerie ... <-- AMERIE

k_kid krell Friday, July 29, 2016

KPOP. Amerie isn't KPOP. She's half-Korean that's why she came out on that magazine.

krell k_kid Friday, July 29, 2016

https://i. ytimg. com/vi/AJOvyL5ydVU/maxresdefault.jpg ... <-- AMERIE and 4MINUTE photo

k_kid krell Friday, July 29, 2016

So just because Amerie performed with 4Minute that means she's Kpop? Snoop Dogg featured with PSY, Jinusean, and appeared on Show Me the Money last year. Does that mean Snoop Dogg is also Kpop? Amerie is half-Korean and she has pride for her Korean heritage as well that's why she even got a Korean tattoo of her name on her lower back. But she doesn't perform as a Kpop artist. She's an American artist.

kokita Friday, July 29, 2016

If JYPE put Somi Natty Lily m Mashiro Chae Sister together They would form a really daebak international girl group (Korean, Japanese, Thai, Canadian, Australian in one group). This group will have many international fans.

krell kokita Friday, July 29, 2016

Interesting idea; for AFTER SOMI does join MISS A Group for their LAST TOUR ... ;-)

lindiuxi Friday, July 29, 2016

I hope she makes it big, I've always liked her since Sixteen, Go Somi! Woooo!

RimmieMeli Friday, July 29, 2016

lol she already is

nami_chan RimmieMeli Friday, July 29, 2016

lol that's exactly what I thought reading the article, she already is

SugarFree RimmieMeli Friday, July 29, 2016

She goes back to being a trainee in 7 or 8 months.

Stuntmaster Friday, July 29, 2016

This is 2016, and people still talk about Biracial star like it's still a thing. If I were Somi, I would feel offended by this kind of stupid question. Is race suppose to have anything to do with what she achieved? Somi is talented and have the star quality in her, regardless of what race she was born into

krell Stuntmaster Friday, July 29, 2016

Race is a factor. Look at the current friction between PRChina and other South China Sea nations. The 'ill will' of it is 'spilling over' into K-pop; with FEI (PRChina citizen, MISS A Group) taking some 'heat' for supporting the PRChina viewpoint. Which S.KOREANS do *not* like it much. Which, *some* of them are now *openly* HOSTILE towards FEI.

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