SINGAPORE – Although it has been a few days since YoonA met her Singapore fans, otherwise known as SONE, the official fandom for girl-group “Girls Generation” which she is a part of. This time, YoonA’s visit to Singapore was to promote the funky, cool and hip summer collection for Korean fashion brand, H:CONNECT.
Truth be told, describing YoonA as a literal goddess might even be an understatement. This 28 year-old singer did not forget about fans who turned up for her event, giving exclusive autographs and also constant interaction. She made it a point to wave at fans constantly when some whipped out their cameras, in hope of getting the perfect shot of their idol.
Well, YoonA also showed a different side of her during the short QnA session, revealing her inner gourmet aficionado, which was not usually portrayed on-screen. She said that she actually had pepper crab once she landed on our shores as well, and probably one more time before she leaves Singapore?
This singer and actress also hinted that there might be more opportunities to meet local fans once again (yes, we’re referring to her So Wonderful Day #Story_1 fan-meet that is on tour now). Of course, she hopes to be able to partake in more movie projects as well. On the other hand, she also said that for her group activities, she recently filmed a reality show, so be sure to look out for that!
We thought that the word “fashionista” would fit YoonA perfectly. Why, you may ask. Discounting the fact that she is the global ambassador for H:CONNECT, she masterfully matched 3 lucky fans that were on-stage to 3 of the H:CONNECT’s new summer collection outfits. These outfits boasts a strong summer vibe and we reckon that choosing any of them will up your fashion game, what’s more, these were actually outfits that were pre-matched by YoonA too, so we assure that you won’t go wrong.
Nearing the end of the event, fans have prepared pink balloons that were raised high in the air, showing their support for her. They also shouted, in unison that they’ve missed her, as she had not visited Singapore for a good 5 years.
Fans on-stage also sang compliments for her, saying that she is not only pretty but has a big heart too. We can’t agree more. She donated more than 100 million won (SGD 121,450) to the Honor Society, a charitable club. YoonA is currently promoting as a member of the pioneer of the K-pop industry, Girls’ Generation and also an actress who has lead in many notable dramas such as The K2 and Prime Minister & I.
Be sure to pay a visit to the newly-opened H:CONNECT outlet in Singapore, at Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street #01-101). The store operates from 10AM to 10PM daily.
Words: Avier Tan
Photos: Avier Tan