The ‘Girls Planet 999’ girl group, Kep1er. successfully debuted on January 3 with ‘FIRST IMPACT.’ Kep1er consists of nine members: Choi Yu Jin, Sakamoto Mashiro, Shen Xiao Ting, Kim Chae Hyun, Kim Da Yeon, Ezaki Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Seo Young Eun, and Kang Ye Seo. Let’s get closer to Kep1er by hearing their story on their debut, fandom name, and official colors.
How Kep1er feels about their debut with ‘FIRST IMPACT’
“We approached our debut with the mindset of absolutely not disappointing the fans who had been with us since ‘Girls Planet 999.'”Yujin, Kep1er leader
As the 4th generation Kpop girl group, Kep1er is expected to be different and outstanding. Hikaru stated that what set Kep1er apart from other 4th gen girl groups is their “energy and performance.”
“We have the energy of people running to catch their dreams. We’ll showcase that energy through our performance.”Hikaru
Kep1er Experienced Members
Kep1er consists of idols who are not unfamiliar with the idols’ world. Yujin, the leader, had previously debuted in CLC, and Yeseo had debuted in Busters. Yeseo stated, “Since we’d known each other since the show and gotten close, we were able to have a lot of conversations together. We worked hard to talk and communicate with each other.”
Meanwhile, Kim Chae Hyun was a trainee at SM Entertainment together with aespa members. Chae Hyun said, “The aespa sunbaenims sent me a message congratulating me and saying, ‘Soon we’ll be able to see each other in the waiting rooms at the broadcasters. They’re so busy that I haven’t been able to see them recently, but I’m excited to see them at the TV stations.”
The Role Models for Kep1er
When asked about the role model as idols, the girls agreed on Girls’ Generation as their role model. They see Tiffany and Sunmi were great examples in ‘Girls Planet 999.’
“We think it’s so cool that all of them have their own individuality and appeal, but can come together for such amazing performances.”Yongeun
Kep1er Official Fandom Name and Colors
Kep1ian is the Official Fandom Name
Not long after their debut, the girls announced the official fandom name as ‘Kep1ian’ (pronounced Keplian). Kep1ian means “people who support Kep1er.”
The Official Colors
Regarding the official colors of the group, Yujin stated, “I’m a bit cautious about pinning down the identity yet, but I hope that Kep1er can become a bright group that gives people strength.”
On January 3, Kep1er announced that their official colors are lavender and white. Meanwhile, for the fandom, Kep1ian, official colors are lavender and yellow.
Have you decided who will be your Kep1er ultimate bias? In the meantime, let’s enjoy Kep1er debut show here:
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