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Posted by subsubone02 Monday, October 29, 2018

Choreographer Lia Kim picks TWICE’s Momo as most talented idol dancer

Lia Kim, founder of 1MILLION Dance Studio, appeared on MBC’s “Idol Radio” on October 28 to talk about a variety of topics including her work as a K-pop choreographer and founder of 1MILLION Dance Studio in Seoul.


Lia Kim is a popular for providing dance training K-pop idols and trainees. Also Lia Kim has been the choreographer who is behind many memorable K-pop dance routines for hit songs such as Sunmi’s “Gashina”, TWICE’s “TT” and “Like Ooh-Ah”, and I.O.I’s “Very Very Very”.


She was asked to choose the best dancer among K-pop idols. Lia Kim picked TWICE’s Momo and didn’t hold back her praise and respect towards the 'dance machine'. She said: “Twice's Momo seems to be a goddess. She is really good. Not even a sponge can describe what Momo is like, she has a powerful charm and such a demonic expression and this way she upgrades her dance moves. She dances right after she has seen the dance. She’s able to recreate a choreography with just a little explanation and she even adds her own charms and power to the dance routine upgrade it to the next level.”


Earlier Lia Kim said that the idol managed to master 50 different types of JYP Entertainment basic dances in only 4 months, a record time at the entertainment company. She pays attention to every little detail in her dances.


Do you agree with the opinion of Lia Kim?

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hotmamajama Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

I really hope Momo shows up on a 1M video one of these days.

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nq16 Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

People always complain about her vocals but it's not like she was added into the group for her singing anyway. Her role has always been dance and she's good at it.

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Ah_Chuu Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I've never understood the trend of criticising Momo's vocals anyway. She's not main vocal material and the sound of her voice is not everyone's style I guess, but I think a lot of people confuse not liking the sound of her singing with her being a horrible singer. It's weird because her voice is perfect for the type of song that TWICE has been really successful with: it's cute and distinct from the voices of the other girls. Not every singer has to be a Jihyo to be a capable pop singer.

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Starry_Dynamo Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Momo's Japanese singing voice is actually quite nice, and almost unrecognizable unless you know it's her.

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Lost_time Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

Momo is great dancer because she can easily pick up choreo and make it her own. Also, she is extremely versatile because she can dance to pretty much anything. Some dancers can only do one thing well, but Momo can do it all.

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melon Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Shes great I love her but still not the best idol kpop dancer though

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TheMooseLordLee Friday, November 2, 2018 0
Friday, November 2, 2018

What has she shown that she can do though? I've never seen her pop or lock, never seen her do ballroom.

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airplanemandy Monday, October 29, 2018 14
Monday, October 29, 2018

I like Momo and i think shes a great dancer but saying that shes sent down by the gods... is too much. I mean there are others that surpass her skills in dance ? Hyoyeon? Nicole? Minzy? Min? Jia? Fei? Chungha even? and much more... It shouldve been being "one" of the most talented idol dancers not the most talented idol dancer.

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Man_Dao Monday, October 29, 2018 4
Monday, October 29, 2018

Ofc she is sent down by the gods, how can it be too much ? You want her to be sent down by Odin instead ? or our savior Lord Gaben ?

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airplanemandy Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Twice fans... I'm not even gonna argue with the stupidity.

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Jonis Monday, October 29, 2018 7
Monday, October 29, 2018

Really?

Quite sure , Lia Kim 's (a dance choreographer) Opinion is much more valuable than yours

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

U only say that bcoz u only watch her recently performance with twice , which really not justify her talent at all coz u know twice's coreo r too easy for her...watch her predebut dance when she is still a teenager or her cover in 2016 kbs gayo daejun for infinite...she did it with seulgi, chungha n sinb...n u can see momo definitely the best dancer on that stage, her movements was so sharp that no1 chungha or seulgi cant even compare with her moves..n the best thing is she coreograph her dance too sometimes...i personally thing momo has a lot of potential to be more than hyoyeon if she keeps practicing n not afraid to show who she is( sixteen tv really traumatized her coz jyp always scolded her to the point she dont believe with herself)...after all she is still young n full of energy so i am sure she will grows to be best of the best dancer

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TheMooseLordLee Monday, October 29, 2018 1
Monday, October 29, 2018

Really? Boa, Hyoyeon, Minzy

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jhwn557 Thursday, November 1, 2018 0
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Minzy does hard hitting moves but her form is kind of...not great. Just because you dance hard all the time doesn't make you a better dancer.

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jenny21 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Our dancing machine!!! she has one of the best dance lines in dancing, her sharpness, control of her body is amazing! She can dance a variety of dances & do well on it!!! not surprised. Momo is one of the skilled excellent dancers of today's generation




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August_D Monday, October 29, 2018 6
Monday, October 29, 2018

''Sent down from the gods'' Lia...we've been knew girl! Before anyone gives their salty opinion, just remeber that Lia is probably better than any of us at dancing and she is stating that from a choreographer's point of view. She worked with a lot of groups and I am happy she is complementing Momo's dance. What I personnaly like about Momo is her ability to make the steps sharp, but relaxed at the same time. She knows exactly the expression she needs to do and I love the fact that she doesn't only show attitude in her dancing which I start to find boring tbh. A lot of dancers always have this ''too good for you'' attitude that I am over it. Also, her technique is one of the best.

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veronicavivian Monday, October 29, 2018 5
Monday, October 29, 2018

From a choreographer's point of view who was paid by JYP many times to create choreographies for them (for Sunmi when she was still with them, and the Wonder Girls too). No salt here, just pointing out that her opinion is extremely biased.

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TeddyL Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

I was thinking the same thing. She's creates a lot of stuff for JYP, of course she's going to choose a JYP idol. Just because she's a choreographer and an amazing dancer doesn't mean she can't be biased too, and tbh that's normal. If you asked Parris Goebel the same question she would most definitely say it's an idol from YG since she works a lot for them, and Kyle Hanagami would probably say it's an idol from SM.

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Not really before u said that please search in youtube every momo's solo performance without twice after n before debut...what i mean if u dont have a time for that, then it means u know nothing n should never leave a comment😁 so many good dancer out there n momo is not only good she is 1 of the best..

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jhwn557 Thursday, November 1, 2018 0
Thursday, November 1, 2018

She didn't say Sunmi was a great dancer or anyone else. Chill out.

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VelvetSun Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Momo is def a great dancer but not the best imo!!!! there are maaany more out there...i don't think i have to name them,probably you already know,just saying.

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wonderboy47 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

yyyaasss Momo getting that praise she deserves!!!! I want her to do a collab with Lia Kim!

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Kariyu Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

One thing we need to consider is the context Lia gave for why she chose Momo. She talks mainly about how Momo is able to pick up choreography extremely quickly and then perform it to a T in just as little time. There are other aspects of dancing from which someone could say another idol is better at dancing (ie attitude, floridness etc) but from the angle Lia is considering - she believes Momo is the best.

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Anpanman Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

My talented queen

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Indri_hapsari Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

another reason why we love twice...n haters will said that she is overrated bcoz they cant accept that twice r talented than their favourites😁

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laraqean Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

There are far more talented dancers in the first/second generation imo but whateva.

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hiroonakamura Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

i've seen a lot of hype about momo being a great dancer, but i've never seen it during TWICE's music videos. What ahs she done to deserve all this praise?

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lanalee Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I think it's because in her predebut dance performance from Japan, she actually kills it, like a pro I mean, without even being trained as an k-idol, she's actually danced since she was 3 (search "MOMO of twice when she was 14 years old" on youtube, all the dancers are in black/white with heavy black makeup, should be easy to find). Twice's concept doesn't do her any justice. She's very talented in all sorts of dances, she did a very beautiful contemporary performance on Hit the stage with Mina. It was so powerful and full of meaning, but the audience only cared about regular sexy dances so she didn't get points for that ...

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btsjin7777 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Not denying how good of a dancer Momo is... but doesn’t she work for JYP/ been paid alottt by JYP... kinda think she’s being biased/ was paid to say that... lol u don’t kno what happens on idol companies behind the scenes

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hanbaekyeol Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

for me it's really irrelevant as she only worked with twice (three times?) So of course she would choose her.

It would be different if she worked with other idol groups.

But come one in the first place the question was stupid.

Sorry for my bad English hehe

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kpophilippines Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I think Dia Eunjin is the best. Not a fan of Dia but once I saw her dancing Tinashe all hands on Deck and Playing with fire, her hips and body are moving flawlessly. But sad to say she leave the entertainment industry.

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MaeilKpop Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

IDK about the best ever but Eunjin was definitely one of the most underrated girl group dancers. When she was still in the biz I would've ranked her 2nd after Yooa.

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kpophilippines Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I dont know who is Yooa but I will try yo watch her dance. Then what do you think of Momo?

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MaeilKpop Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Yooa is the main dancer of Oh My Girl and face of the group. In addition to being a great dancer she is also a very good singer, visual, entertaining on variety shows and even a good rapper. She's been included in many temporary groups & special stages such as Sunny Girls, Girls Next Door and W5. Also her oppa Junsun is a choreographer at 1M and she released a video with him. As for Momo, I'd say she is more talented than Twice haters give her credit for. She shows a lot of versatility in dance styles and she moves with speed and precision. The main thing holding her back is probably Twice's concept.

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sandybee3 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Wasn't she working for JYP for a very long time? Of course she has to pick someone from JYP lol.

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TripleSThankKyu Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Is this among girl groups only? Because I can name so many boy group members who would easily suit that title (Ten, Taemin, Feeldog, Euijin, Jisung, Hansol, Yunho, etc.)

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jenny21 Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

wait, did allkpop just plagiarised Soompi's translation for this article.????

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PinKookiE Monday, October 29, 2018 5
Monday, October 29, 2018

uhm maybe she said that cause shes the only one she knows as she appeared on dancing high?? i dont see another explanation for that

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jenny21 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

uhm let me show ya, some dancing of Momo outside of Twice :)

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jenny21 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

& here's a video where Lia Kim & Momo are dancing to the same routine.

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Please also include her predebut dance with her japan team when she still teenager n her skin still looks " brown, not white right now" please..so people can watch it..for me its the best performance from her

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sandybee3 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Same thoughts

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M_I_N_A Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I love Lia but I must disagree. There are much better dancers in the K-pop industry. She might be one of the best but she is not the best


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lanalee Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

don't know about best dancer but she's definitely very talented. Just watch her predebut stuff, especially the Japanese ones, it's crazy how she can do any type of dance and not just regular k-idol stuff. Another breathtaking performance was the Dangerous Love danced with Mina on Hit the stage. That one was so underrated but it was so Beautiful as a whole. It's cool to do complex moves and dance hip hop stuff, but it's even cooler to dance with passion at every end of your fingertips. That Hit the stage performance is probably my favourite idol dance video of all time ...

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yeongunnie Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

There are far better dancers in the first and second generations imo, but okay.

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KpopDani Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Momo's dancing is really good. I wouldn't say the best in the industry but definitley one of the best

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IDontCareOkBye Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

momo is one the best imo.. PERIOD. i used to wonder why momo has been considered as one of the best dancers in the kpop industry tbh.. but now i know why (it's not thru what lia said)

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melon Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I love Momo but I'm sure she's not the best kpop idol dancer not for a mile.

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PINKBLINK Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I'm not surprised Momoring works super hard and is one of the most talented dancers in Kpop period, no matter what gen' or GG/BG Momo is always recognised in the industry as a super talented dancer.

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avengerS Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This article is a blatant plagiarism of this Soompi article: https://www.soompi.com/article/1253649wpp/choreogr...

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bangeryun94 Thursday, November 1, 2018 0
Thursday, November 1, 2018

BOTH got this article from Naver. Go to the Soompi article and down at the bottom it says:

Source 1

That will take you to the ORIGINAL article. Allkpop AND Soompi both use Naver as a source.

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Man_Dao Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Word from a pro but ofc people are still going to denies it and be inside their own delusional world keep on being a smart ass

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honeynaomi Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

no wonder she is Japanese.

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samael Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

Do you agree with the opinion of Lia Kim?


i mean, i personally dont think she is the absolute best in kpop, but she is definately amongst the best, with people like seulgi, chungha and lisa.


that being said, i have little to no background in dancing, and move like a potato, so who am i to disagree with a professional choreographer.

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samael Monday, October 29, 2018 1
Monday, October 29, 2018

in the end, personal preference makes a difference, when the differences are so small, no matter what anyone says, but you cant deny her skills are glorious and top notch.

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

For technique for 3rd gen like momo, lisa n seulgi..momo definitely is the best...lisa n seulgi r good dancer

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Jonis Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

MOMO DANCE MACHINE !!!

btw> her Voice very cute too.

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youcangoeatshit Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hmm...really?...Unless you are telling me that she is referring to new idols.

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Dreamer95 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Whats up blinks? I came to say big fat FUCK YOU!! I know it is you little rat ass motherfuckers pushing the downvote button, you useless sea kids. Go have a life you dumb dickheads.

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lolhaha Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Nope Minzy is

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Celebration Monday, October 29, 2018 12
Monday, October 29, 2018

Um no. I can name several that can dance better than her. It's not even close. She really is a over-rated dancer. I am not a Momo anti fyi. I like her just as much as any other member of Twice. But Lisa and Jenny, Hyoyeon , Mammamoo, and CLC. If went want to go with the recently disbanded (couple of years) Minzy, Bora, Hyorin, CL, HyunA, Min, Kahi, and Nicole all dance better than her. Please stop giving credit because of hype. She can dance but I wouldn't put her in the top 10, she is just the best dancer in a top 3 group.

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jhwn557 Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

Comparing Jennie to Lisa is pretty funny but even naming Jennie as a top dancer, makes it seem like you are picking all the overrated people. Lisa is a great dancer. Mamamoo has who to be a top 10 dancer in kpop now? I know you’re not going to say Moonbyul. Maybe you should actually watch how Momo dances and maybe it will make sense to why a dancer who has danced a long time named her as a top dancer. Bora as a top dancer is a joke too.

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Celebration Monday, October 29, 2018 1
Monday, October 29, 2018

Never said Bora was a top dancer, I said she was a better dancer than Momo. Mind of fact I didn't name anyone as a top 10 dancer. Just all the people I named are better than Momo. Learn to comprehend. And if I didn't watch Momo dance I wouldn't have an opinion about her. I watch plenty of her performance and her fooling around. She is alright but saying best? Nope. Lisa is of course a better dancer than Jennie. But in the same vein Jennie is a better dancer than Momo.

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jhwn557 Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Momo is the top right now. Why are you so defensive? I said, a dancer and choreographer who has danced for quite some time and obviously has seen all these idol dancers dance made her judgment. Have you really seen Momo dance? If you had clear vision and not selective vision, as well as knowing what makes a dancer a dancer and a good one at that, you’d probably make better judgments. I clearly mentioned that Jennie isn’t comparable with Lisa, meaning she is not a top dancer. Pretty sure that’s clear to most people except bias international fans

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Rephudence Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

Lol here come the armchair dance experts. Even among idols in that 100 idol survey earlier this year Momo tied for first with Kai as best dancers (will link when I get the chance).


Lisa herself has said without hesitation Momo's one of the best as well.


EDIT: here's the LINK

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IDontCareOkBye Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

it's lia's opinion so why did you even bother stating this? your opinion =/= lia's or everybody's opinion so..

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