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Which female “idols” worked as models for online shopping malls?

A collage of pictures in which some “idol” members are posing like models has been attracting netizens’ attention lately.

Recently, a collection of photos titled “Some ‘idols’ who worked as catalogue models for online shopping malls before their debut” was uploaded on an online community board.

Among them you’ll find Miss A’s Suzy, Kara’s Goo Hara, T-ara’s Qri, Hwayoung, and Hyomin, and 5dolls’ Hyewon and Nayeon in the picture. Their experience as models has become an issue since they debuted.

If you take a close look at their appearance, you can see the girls wearing a younger look. Suzy is showing off her pure charm, living up to her title as “the icon of Korea’s first love” while Goo Hara appeals with her cute, lovely charm.

What drew the most attention is that a number of the singers in the posting are currently managed by Core Contents Media. They are Hyomin, Qri, Hwayoung, Hyewon, and Nayeon, and all of them show the so-called “celebrity look” with their long, straight hair and skinny figures, as if predicting their future appearance on TV.

Netizens who saw the posting commented: “Did Core Contents Media hire catalogue models only?” “They all looked beautiful in the past.” “No wonder they’ve become celebrities.” “The shopping mall made a fortune, I bet.”

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