Friday, July 8, 2016

So is Jimin really (good and) hot (and fresh and fly)?

For some reason, FNC decided that Jimin, nasal-voiced rapper extraordinaire (???) should be the first member of AOA to debut solo. Why they didn’t pick inarguable sex goddess and vocal all-star Choa is a mystery to me (UPDATE: they did, but it was a really boring ballad so I forgot about it. Oops?), but I guess they were trying to capitalize on the exposure Jimin got from appearing on Unpretty Rapstar. Or maybe they were just blown away by her iconic rap intro to Like a Cat.

Whatever the reason, Jimin got her solo debut. And oh my god, it is an emoji-ridden hellscape. She raps like a whiny baby and her weird pigtail-beret situation in the video makes her look like one too. The song is somehow both boring and extremely irritating. Even the title (Call You Bae) is a millennial nightmare. But because I love suffering, I watched the video all the way through to the end.

And that’s how I discovered the extremely sexy/cute final 25 seconds of the video, where Jimin flounces around and makes fake sexy faces at the camera before collapsing into giggles. This prompted a full-on existential crisis: was I actually kind of attracted to this annoying brat?
In the interests of science, I decided to research this pressing question further. So I watched her semi-final performance on Unpretty Rapstar.

As someone who speaks English but not Korean, I have to admit that the English lyrics in this make no fucking sense and Jimin does not know how to pronounce the title of her own song. But damn, the weird synth beat of this song goes hard, and it turns out Jimin actually knows how to rap. Also, having watched more performances of the song, I can confirm she’s fucking hot when she’s not acting like a toddler who can’t have her favourite toy. Even the nasal tone which was so incredibly grating in her solo debut sounds kinda cool here.

As a final test, I decided to consider how Jimin stands up in a group setting. She’s already operating at a bit of a disadvantage, because everyone in AOA is stupid hot (with the notable exception of Chanmi). Even if Jimin was a stone-cold hottie, she wouldn’t be able to hold a candle to the dynamic duo of Seolhyun and Hyejeong, not to mention Choa’s magnetic sex appeal. But my extremely scientific fancam study revealed that not only is Jimin a pretty good dancer (check those hips at the beginning of the first one and the body roll 30 seconds into the second one), but she looks damn good even standing next to my #1 bias forever, Hyejeong. 

To wrap up:

Call You Bae       -200
Puss                       +150
Fancams               +100
Total                      50 sexy points

Therefore, your reporter on the front lines is forced to conclude that Jimin is indeed damn sexy. But you might want to plug your ears when she starts rapping. 


  1. I have to say, I think Jimin is one of the best idol rappers. Say what you want about her voice (which I actually quite like, she's probably the reason why I like rappers like CLC's Yeeun) but she has skill. And I've always thought she was pretty, I think it goes: Seolhyun/Hyejeong, Yuna, Choa, Mina, Jimin, Chanmi (though I don't think she's ugly, I actually had no idea people said she wasn't pretty until now lmao)

    1. Honestly it might just be me! I feel like writing for this blog has really revealed all my unconscious biases

  2. Puss is a cool song. Jimin is hot and shows it.
    Her and Seolhyun are the only girls from aoa that I like.

  3. because everyone in AOA is stupid hot (with the notable exception of Chanmi)

    I beg to differ

    1. Chanmi was hot only during the miniskirt era and never again. In good luck promotion she looked like cursed doll from horror movies.

    2. Old Uncle Oppa the PervJuly 9, 2016 at 1:09 AM

      Looked like a prescription drug advert. The smile guys were creepy.

    3. Yeah, Chanmi is overlooked.

    4. Chanmi has bitchface which adds to her hotness.

  4. My sister isnt that much of a kpop song but when she hears JIMIN rpaping