Kep1er is the recently debuted Korean girl group to take the K-pop fandom by storm. Created from the latest offering of reality survival competition show by MNET, Girls Planet 999, the winners then formed the girl group. The name ‘Kep1er’ is in accordance with following the outer space-related theme of the competition name. Kep1er recently adorned the front cover of THE STAR Magazine. Since they are a brand-new group, fans are very interested in knowing more about their motivations, likes and dislikes, and more. They did a reveal-all in the interview with THE STAR magazine.
A quick refresher on this month’s cover star of STAR Magazine, Kep1er, made their debut with the EP “First Impact” on January 3rd, 2022, with “WA DA DA” as their title track. It has been revealed that as a group, Kep1er would be promoting for roughly the next two and a half years. They have announced that their fandom would be named “Kep1ian” (pronounced Keplian). As for their official colors, they have chosen Lavender & White, and Lavender & Yellow.
Inside Star Magazine: Kep1er Reveals
For the February 2022 issue of the STAR, Kep1er did a pictorial where they showcased their bursting colorful charms. The photo-shoot concept was “Girls’ School”. In the published photos, each of the members exuded their high-teen fashion and girly styling. Then, they sat down for a post-photo-shoot interview.
When asked about how they are feeling after their debut, Choi Yu Jin says, “We weren’t anticipating the overwhelmingly positive response ‘WA DA DA’ got. We promise to keep working hard on our performances so that we don’t disappoint our fans”.
Regarding the synergy the 9-member group has to maintain, Huening Bahiyyih says: “For us, synergy means when the group becomes one as a team. When any issue arises, we have to stick together and talk it out in order to solve it and come to a good conclusion”. Yu Jin cheekily adds, “Our synergy can be seen in the one-of-a-kind bright energy that Kep1er brings to the music stage!”
When asked if she has fallen into any rabbit-hole of interest lately, Shen Xiao Ting says, “Nowadays I am very curious of how the fans are receiving our songs, performances, and fancams. We are hoping they like them a lot!”
They were then asked to divulge the kind of musical activities they wanted to pursue. Kim Chae Hyeon replies, “We want to take up the challenge of exploring a wide variety of musical genres. We hope to showcase the energetic charms unique to Kep1er no matter what genre we end up doing.”
Lastly, Seo Young Eun shares the goals for the group for this year: “We want to keep working hard and win the Rookie of the Year awards. I hope everyone spends the year being healthy and happy.”
About Kep1er, the latest K-pop Sensation
The group consists of nine members: Choi Yu Jin (Leader and Visual), Shen Xiao Ting (Main Dancer), Sakamoto Mashiro (Co-Leader), Kim Chaehyun (Center), Kim Dayeon (Lead Rapper), Hikaru Ezaki (Main Rapper), Huening Bahiyyih (vocalist), Seo Young Eun (Main Vocalist), and Kang Ye Seo (maknae). Several names are familiar as they have already been active in the Korean music industry before participating in the Mnet Survival show. Ahn Yu Jin is a member of the famous girl group CLC managed by Cube Entertainment. Kang Ye Seo was previously a member of the girl group Busters.
The title track “Wa Da Da” has been receiving a lot of love, charting high in multiple countries. In the second week of the release, they won first place on Mnet M Countdown and KBS2 Music Bank. They won first place on Mnet M Countdown again for their performance during the third week of promotions. Needless to say, the girl group is well on their way up on the charts of success, and maybe achieving their dreams of receiving the Rookie of the Year Awards is not too far away. Individual photos and the full interview of Kep1er will be available in the February issue of THE STAR.