My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Lisa for Allure Korea

I am so happy that they finally posted the full set of Lisa’s pictures on the Allure Korea website. I wanted to share them earlier, but I could only find four photos. Now that I have everything, you all can enjoy the beauty that is Lalisa Manoban.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

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Youth With You 2: My Thoughts On Episode 1 – Part 1

Hello, beautiful people. I hope everyone is doing great. Due to the current state in the world, I am at home practicing social distancing. Hence I have some free time to blog.

This variety section has been on hold since I completed Heart Signal because it was difficult for me to decide on the next program to tackle. Recently I saw a few clips of Youth With You Season 2, and even though I am not the biggest fan of audition programs, I still want to check it out. Now, if this program fails to keep my attention by episode three, I will drop it. My thoughts on this show will be in the form of a recap/short commentary.

Youth With You 2 is an iQIYI produced program that focuses on the journey of 100 girls as they try to realize their dreams of becoming idols. The show incorporates a youth producer representative and mentors that help guide the girls. Only 9 girls will be chosen to debut at the end of this program. Right now, I am kind of confused about how the mentor vs youth producer line up works, but I will figure things out while watching. All I need to do now is remember their names. We have KUN as the Youth Producer Representative, BLACKPINK’s LISA as the Dance mentor, JONY J as the Rap mentor and Ella as the Vocal mentor.ย 

Youth With You 2 is available on the iQIYI app with English subtitles.

(Please note – this is a real-time review/recap. This means I am typing down my exact thoughts while watching the show.)

My Thoughts on Episode 1 – Part 1:

  • Finger crossed๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ. I hope this turns out good and exciting.
  • The intro is quite dramatic. I almost thought I was watching the wrong episode.
  • Ahhh!!! iQIYI is killing me with so many product placements. It’s already five minutes into the episode, and they are still showing sponsored products.
  • Can we just begin the actual program, please???
  • So KUN debuted in 2018, and he is a singer and producer. I like that they are giving us a proper introduction to each mentor.
  • Ella is from Taiwan, and she is also a singer. She is a member of the popular girl group S.H.E, which debuted in 2001. I know the group, but I don’t follow their music.
  • I really love the set design for this show.
  • LISA is so adorable, I can’t.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  • JONY J is the director of the rap record label known as SHOOC. He is known as “the hip-pop poet.”
  • I love when Lisa speaks her home language, it just flows so beautifully.
  • I love that the mentors get to sit and talk with the trainees first instead of just starting off by judging their performances. This is different from other audition shows I have watched.
  • Lmao, I live for the hilarious edits in Chinese variety shows.
  • Lol, the independent trainee, Jue Chen, gave very straightforward responses that made everyone feel very awkward. I like her.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Esther Yu. I know her from the Chinese drama Find Yourself.
  • I don’t know the Chinese companies, but all the girls are beautiful, and I am excited to see their performances.
  • Awww, KUN is so considerate. He actually asked them to stop and make sure that LISA could understand what everyone was saying. I like him.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  • Hmmm, seeing them eating dinner is making me hungry. I guess it’s time to visit my kitchen.
  • Chinese variety shows are always so cringy with their product placements.
  • Yes, now the audition begins, and we are going to get performances from each mentor.
  • Lisa did great. At first, I wasn’t really feeling her performance, but once she started dancing to “Attention” by Charlie Puth, I felt the heat.
  • Excellent stage presence and she is also an impressive dancer. So I believe these ladies will learn a lot from her.img_4266
  • Who’s next??
  • Okay, JONY J. I love his flow, and the song is perfect. He is performing his own song – “My Man”
  • The lyrics are touching. This song is, for sure, going on my playlist.
  • I got goosebumps from his performance. He will be a great mentor for these ladies.img_4267
  • Up next is Ella. She is performing her own song – “How Old Are You”
  • Her voice is beautiful, she sounds like a calm flowing stream. The mentors keep on giving me goosebumps, and this song is also going on my playlist.
  • This is one of the things I appreciate audition programs for. I get to discover new music.
  • Ella will definitely be a great vocal coach for the girls.img_4268
  • It’s KUN’s turn now. His stage is way upbeat than the rest, and he is performing his own song – “Young”
  • He is a great performer, a good dancer, and I love his energy. He really hypes the crowd.
  • He was once a former trainee on the show, so the girls will see him as a success story that inspires them to work harder towards their dreams.img_4269
  • Alright, now it is the trainees’ turn to perform. They have to compete on stage to get a rating between A to F.
  • l like that have everyone’s name on screen when they speak or sing. That way, my brain doesn’t have to work to so hard.
  • The first group – TOV Entertainment Vs. LIONHEART: The TOV group did great. I love their energy, and they are also good dancers. The mentors gave them constructive feedback.
  • The trainee from LIONHEART is cute. I love her deep tone, but she seemed out of breath a lot. Maybe she was nervous.
  • The mentors also noticed that she was nervous and not too used to singing and dancing at the same time.
  • Lol, Ella is too playful.
  • Their ratings – Kelly Lin from LIONHEART got a C | TOV Entertainment – Marco Lin got a C, Hazel Chen also got a C, and K Lu got a B.
  • I think their rating was befitting to the performances they showed.
  • I am enjoying Youth With You 2ย so far.
  • I will check out part 2 of episode 1 later today.

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Visual Queens Part 2

If you have not seen the first part of Visual Queens, use this link ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Visual Queens. I had so many ladies, so I could not include them all in one post. Here are the rest:

(Please note: none of the images are mine, I got them from official websites and social media sites.)

Nana for COSMOPOLITAN Korea -January 2020 Issue. Her radiance is astonishing. She is gorgeous, and I love the apricot/peach coloured makeup look on her.img_2982

 

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Yao Chen graces the cover of Variety China for its January 2020 Issue. I don’t know why but to me, she looks like the exact description of snow white in these photos.

 

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EXID Hani for NYLON Magazine – February 2020 Issue.ย  I love her funky and goofy poses.

 

IU for J .Estina Jewelry. I love all the photos for this jewelry campaign with IU. She always looks fresh with the minimal makeup look.

 

Cecilia Boey exudes casual charm for FireBible. She is so beautiful, and she nails so many different concepts.

 

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BLACKPINK’s Lisa takes the latest cover for ELLE Korea’s February Issue. I love the flowery concept. She is beautiful.

 

img_3097Park Eun Bin for COSMOPOLITAN Korea.ย  She looks like a flower that just bloomed. Honestly, I wish I could rock peach coloured makeup like her. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

 

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Sun Yi for SoFigaro Magazine. She is one of those who doesn’t even have to try. She has a natural and relaxed charm to her.

 

img_2586img_2587AOA’s Seolhyun looks stunning in this shoot for Allure Korea. I love the incorporation of fruits. I hardly get attracted to pink, but this got my attention. The way her hair was pulled back, allowing her face to have all focus and the soft makeup look was a great choice as well.

 

Minah looks lovely with her rosy cheeks in this photoshoot for COSMOPOLITAN Korea.

 

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Guan Xiaotong takes the cover of SoFigaro Magazine’s latest issue. The freckles called to me. She is serving direct eye contact that just makes you want to stare.

 

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BLACKPINK’s Jennie in her latest photoshoot with W Korea. She is definitely someone that can rock any style. She always makes a fashion statement.

 

And last on this list is Xuan Lu for Aida Fashion. Whatever colour editing that is going on in this set of photos is pure magic. I love the brown-goldish tone they used. I have seen many of Xuan Lu’s photoshoots, and she always slays.

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