BTS home company, HYBE, finally announced the upcoming debut date and details of its new girl group, LE SSERAFIM, which will be very soon! Check out all the following facts you MUST know about HYBE new girl group, LE SSERAFIM, from its members profile, age, meaning, and its controversy behind the debut.
Everything You MUST Know About HYBE New Girl Group LE SSERAFIM: Facts, Members Profile, Debut Date, Meaning, and HUGE Controversy
After the success of BTS and TXT, Korea’s entertainment dark horse, HYBE, returns with a hopefully new ace of the company via Source Music with its new girl group, LE SSERAFIM. With a brand new image of six exclusive and high-class princesses, LE SSERAFIM brings a fresh air in the old stagnant Kpop brand and image.
On April 13 at midnight KST, Source Music of HYBE officially announced the debut date and details of their highly-anticipated new girl group, LE SSERAFIM.
However, let us talk about all the facts and details about HYBE new girl group LE SSERAFIM, from the members profile, age, as well as the various controversy behind the high-class group and its members.
Group Profile, Details, and Social Media Accounts
- Name: LE SSERAFIM
- Fandom Name: TBA
- Official Color: TBA
- Official website: le-sserafim.com
- Facebook: official.lesserafim
- Twitter: @le_sserafim & @le_sserafim_jp
- Instagram: @le_sserafim
- YouTube Official Channel: LE SSERAFIM
- Weverse Account: LE SSERAFIM
- Official VLIVE: LE SSERAFIM
- Official Weibo: LE SSERAFIM
The Meaning Behind “LE SSERAFIM”
First and foremost, if you look at the name itself, HYBE new exclusive girl group has such a unique name with an unusual spelling: LE SSERAFIM. The company once stated that the meaning behind “LE SSERAFIM” is actually an anagram from “I’M FEARLESS”. It means that the new girl group will soar fearlessly to the top of the music industry.
However, the name LE SSERAFIM itself pronounces the same way as “Seraphim”, the highest rank of angels. Bearing six wings on their backs with such immense power and forces, Seraphim angels are the strongest and among other angels, and the ones closest to God.
With such promising meaning behind its name, does it mean that LE SSERAFIM will become HYBE’s next big hit after BTS and TXT? After all, this is the first time HYBE launched a new girl group after their huge transformation in March 2021. Will the six members representing the six wings on the angels manage to fulfill both the company and fans’ expectations?
Members Profile, Age & Instagram Accounts
Kim Chae Won
First is LE SSERAFIM leader and former IZ*ONE member Kim Chae Won, or Anna Kim. Born on August 1, 2000, Kim Chae Won shocked everyone, especially former WIZ*ONE fans, with her huge image transformation from sweetly innocent to bold and fearless leader of LE SSERAPHIM.
Born as the daughter of the prominent theater actress Lee Ran Hee, Kim Chae Won is super talented in both vocal and dance. That is why previously in IZ*ONE, Kim Chae Won was both the lead dancer and lead vocalist of the group. Does it mean that Kim Chae Won will take the same role in LE SSERAFIM in addition to her leadership role? Let’s find out very soon.
You can follow Kim Chae Won’s Instagram account here.
The second member is also a former IZ*ONE member, Miyawaki Sakura. After all the IZ*ONE members going on their separate ways, Sakura joined HYBE’s Source Music with Kim Chae Won, and debuted with LE SSERAFIM as the oldest member of the group. She also started her successful brand of a cosmetic line called CRAN BY MOLAK.
Born on March 19, 1998, Sakura was a child actress and passionate gamer with a dedicated gaming channel. Today, Sakura is 24 years old, 5.3 ft., beautiful INFP, and cat parent with tremendous acting skills. So we hope to see her in an acting debut as well. Make sure to follow Miyawaki Sakura’s Instagram account here.
Growing up in the United States as Jennifer Huh, Yunjin started her career in the Korean entertainment industry with Produce 48 as a Pledis Entertainment trainee. While she didn’t make it into IZ*ONE, fate has apparently brought her into LE SSERAFIM with her sunbaes, especially her closest unni, Kim Chae Won.
Born on October 8, 2001, Yunjin spent most of her life in the United States. So it’s pretty sure that she’s the primary English speaker of the group. Having experienced training as an opera singer, it is highly possible that Yunjin will be one of the strongest vocalists of LE SSERAFIM.
Formerly known as her full name, Nakamura Kazuha, the fourth member of LE SSERAFIM, spent most of her life as a professional ballerina. She had previously secured a long list of achievements and impressive awards for prominent ballet competitions before deciding to change course and join LE SSERAFIM. Will this striking background make Kazuha the main dancer of LE SSERAFIM?
LE SSERAFIM’s tallest member Kazuha was born on August 9, 2003 in Kochi, and stands 5.7 ft. tall. Kazuha spent most of her time training in Breda, Netherlands, despite living in Osaka, although she doesn’t speak Dutch. You can call LE SSERAFIM’s fourth member Kazuha, or her nickname Ha-chan.
Nothing much available in the LE SSERAFIM members profile of Kim Garam except that she was born on November 16, 2005 and that she’s a student of theater and film department of Seoul Performing Arts High School.
She originally wanted to become an actress, and you may have noticed her in the “Drunk-Dazed” MV of ENHYPEN. And all the controversy related to LE SSERAFIM mostly revolves around her.
Last but not least is the gorgeous maknae of the group, Hong Eunchae. Born in Miryang on November 10, 2006, Eunchae went to Def Dance School and trained for almost 2 years. Therefore, it is most likely that Eunchae will play a crucial dancing role for LE SSERAFIM.
What’s interesting about Eunchae is that she was a dedicated church leader and close friends with Kep1er’s Huening Bahiyyih and Billie’s Haruna. During the time she trained with Def Dance School, she was in a rough place with tough challenges. But thankfully, the dance school help her overcome everything.
LE SSERAFIM New Girl Group: HYBE Massive Project Involving Executives Bang Si Hyuk (Bang PD) and Kim Sung Hyun (Nu Kim)
As the new and first exclusive girl group of the giant dark horse, HYBE, after its huge merger, LE SSERAFIM got the attention of almost everyone in the Kpop industry. That is especially after the company revealed on March 30 that it was BTS’ founding father and mentor Bang PD (Bang Si Hyuk) himself who stepped off his throne and handled the new girl group as the executive producer.
And as if it was not enough, on March 31, HYBE also sent their ace, Kim Sung Hyun (Nu Kim), who was behind the success of BTS and TXT concepts and artworks. Nu Kim was especially the mastermind behind BTS’ “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life” series. He managed to capture perfectly the sentimental story of adolescence and wrapped them beautifully through iconic storytelling and visual imagination.
This incredibly talented executive is in charge as the creative director of LE SSERAPHIM.
The CONTROVERSY Behind LE SSERAFIM Profile, Group Members, and Its Meaning Prior to Debut Date
On the other hand, once HYBE new girl group LE SSERAPHIM became the talk of the town in the music industry with all their exciting facts, a controversy began emerging around its member, Kim Garam.
Amid the debut date preparation of LE SSERAFIM, a post appeared on a Korean online community, claiming to be a former schoolmate of Kim Garam. The online post revealed that Kim Garam turned out to be a school bully (iljin) during middle school who was involved in lots school violence with her clique.
“For a year, I was being screwed over by Kim Garam and her clique and was getting so much psychological stress. Because of that, I severely detested going to school, and every time a big commotion or violence was happening in middle school, Kim Garam was almost always involved.”Kim Garam’s former schoolmate.
Along with the alleged accusation against Kim Garam, many other posts started appearing together with Kim Garam’s old middle school photos and online chat records.
Source Music Official Statement About Kim Garam Controversy
However, a while after the post went viral on the internet, HYBE’s Source Music made an official statement denying Kim Garam’s bullying accusation reports. According to the official statement, it was Kim Garam who fell and became the victim of the school and cyberbullying.
Still, it doesn’t mean that the controversy around HYBE new girl group, LE SSERAFIM, and its new members just dies down. Because then, more posts appeared stating that Kim Garam’s former clique members began threatening the whistleblower for posting about Kim Garam.
As of today, nothing has been truly confirmed. However, all these issues and controversy around Kim Garam definitely played a huge part in getting more exposure for HYBE new girl group, LE SSERAFIM.
MORE Controversy Revolving HYBE New Girl Group, LE SSERAFIM Members Profile
In addition to Kim Garam, HYBE new girl group, LE SSERAFIM also ignited controversy revolving around the other members and profile.
Kim Chae Won’s Transformation
Firstly, it was about Kim Chae Won’s huge transformation. Previously with IZ*ONE, Kim Chae Won had the image of an innocent sweetheart with large puppy eyes and a pure smile. Today, Kim Chae Won returns with a bolder and more mature image, and it started a debate between Chaewon’s fans.
Controversy Behind the Teaser Clips of LE SSERAFIM
Secondly, the alleged controversy also lies in the so-called “problematic” teaser video of LE SSERAFIM members.
In the video, members of LE SSERAFIM appeared wearing short dresses in one scene where the camera took shots of them from different angles. According to some fans, this teaser video is quite problematic because some members of LE SSERAFIM, like Eunchae and Garam, are underage. So making them pose in revealing clothes with provocative gestures seems inappropriate.
LE SSERAFIM Photoshop Failure Controversy
Finally, the last controversy revolving around HYBE new girl group, LE SSERAFIM, facts was the photoshop failure during the teaser release.
Knowing the facts of how much HYBE had invested in this LE SSERAFIM new girl group that Bang Si Hyuk PD and Nu Kim handled the group themselves. The photoshop failure seemed to be a massive deal to the group’s image and the fans.
Fortunately, immediately after the issue circulated, HYBE released the newer revised version of the photos.
However, does it mean that they have fully fixed the issue? Nobody knows. Most importantly of all the above facts and controversy is that HYBE finally gets all the exposure they need before launching the debut date for the new girl group, LE SSERAFIM.
When is LE SSERAFIM Debut Date?
Eventually, all the above controversy, facts, and issues above have formed a beautiful prologue for the upcoming LE SSERAFIM debut date.
HYBE & Source Music confirmed on April 13 that LE SSERAFIM would launch their first mini-album, “FEARLESS,” on May 2 at 6 PM KST, with a fan showcase at 8 PM on the same day.
In the meantime, here’s the full teaser of LE SSERAFIM, “FEARLESS”.
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