Ok-pop girlies Secret Quantity on Seventeen, songwriting, and their favourite YouTubers

Open up any Us Weekly journal, and also you’ll discover a part devoted to images of celebrities doing regular human issues. “Stars… they’re identical to us!” reads the title above snaps of Dua Lipa spilling her espresso or Reese Witherspoon strolling her canine. Speaking to lady group Secret Quantity about what they watch on-line is like flipping by way of the pages of Us Weekly in actual time.

From making an attempt (and failing) make-up tutorials to watching (however not making) new recipes, these women are identical to us. Jinny, Soodam, Dita, Léa, Zuu, and Minji sat down with Mashable in the course of selling their newest single, “Doxa,”(opens in a brand new tab) to share the movies they’ve been loving these days.

Cooking movies

Dita: I like cooking and baking, so I’ve watched a variety of Joshua Weissman movies. He’s so humorous, and I simply love the fashion of his YouTube movies. He has a “however higher” sequence the place he’ll make, like, a McDonald’s burger “however higher” or like Chick-Fil-A “however higher.”

Have you ever ever made something that he’s made?

Dita: I did. It was a tough one and took me virtually two weeks. I used his sourdough recipe and it labored effectively, however now my sourdough starter is lifeless [Minji and Jinny laugh] so I’ve to start out it once more. However I used his recipe. Thanks, Joshua, when you’re studying!

Did the remainder of you attempt her sourdough?

Jinny: Nicely, she by no means gave us any so…sadly no.

Dita: [Laughs] It was a small batch! So I completed it on my own.

Was there a selected burger recipe you appreciated from Weissman’s “Each Method To Cook dinner A Burger” video?

Dita: I had needed to attempt the “fry bread” burger. That’s the one which received essentially the most votes [from taste testers in the video], so I believe it’d be good. It’s most likely going to be like pita bread, I suppose: comfortable on the within however crispy on the surface. 

Possibly she’ll make it for all of you, when you’re fortunate! 

Soodam: I lately got here throughout a channel about creating experimental meals. It’s virtually like a problem, like, what occurs when you add 100 slices of cheese to a cup noodle ramen?(opens in a brand new tab) The consequence seems actually appetizing, in order that’s one thing I’m having fun with watching lately

Possibly Dita could make it for you.

Dita: After all! As quickly as I get 100 slices of cheese.

Minji: I additionally love watching cooking movies like this one,(opens in a brand new tab) however I’m actually not desirous about cooking myself. It’s so passable to observe different individuals cooking so effectively. It’s calming.

Ok-pop dance movies and vlogs

Dita, you attended a Ok-pop dance cowl studio in New York referred to as “I Love Dance,” proper?

Dita: Sure! I watch a variety of dance practices movies from different teams, most lately IVE’s “I Am” and Le Sserafim’s “Unforgiven.”(opens in a brand new tab) I nonetheless love to do dance covers. Generally it’s extra enjoyable to do as a result of it’s not [a Secret Number] tune. 

Zuu: I lately discovered and filmed a canopy of Seventeen’s “Tremendous” problem.(opens in a brand new tab)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how exhausting was it?

Zuu: The main points within the choreography are incredible. It’s so delicate, they usually at all times put out a terrific efficiency. So, contemplating the truth that I attempted to observe each element of their choreography, I believe that I’d give it like a 9 to 10. It was very exhausting.

Will you add it sooner or later, or is it only for follow? 

Zuu: We’re ready on affirmation from our firm to add it, so hopefully quickly we’re all going to be watching it [laughs]. And if that occurs, Elizabeth, I’ll make certain we let you recognize.

Thanks! Minji, you despatched over a Seulgi vlog.(opens in a brand new tab) Are you a Pink Velvet fan?

Minji: Pink Velvet is without doubt one of the senior teams I actually look as much as. And personally, I like Seulgi’s vogue, her fashion, and I like watching touring vlogs as effectively so watching her vlog on this relaxed fashion was enjoyable.

What’s your favourite Pink Velvet tune?

Minji: It’s very exhausting to only choose one, however I cherished Seulgi’s solo monitor, “28 Causes.”

Jinny despatched an episode of “Secret Tour(opens in a brand new tab),” the present she MCs with Minji. Do you watch again your individual exhibits after they’re executed?

Jinny: For monitoring functions, I watched each single factor that’s associated to Secret Quantity, and I search my very own identify, too. I at all times refresh the YouTube class — you may select [to see videos by] latest, and I’ll filter that and verify on daily basis. I watch all our performances, response movies, and covers from followers.

After I undergo our “Secret Tour” movies, I monitor how we will enhance in making the present smoother. Minji and I watch it within the automotive on our means again residence from capturing it, really. From transitions and reactions to interactions with the company, we watch to get the suggestions of “Oh, possibly we must always have executed this” or “Let’s do that subsequent time.” 

Magnificence YouTubers

PONY Syndrome has been round for a very long time, she’s like an OG YouTuber. Inform me about why you watch her.

Dita: Make-up is a pastime of mine, and I watch a variety of PONY’s movies as a result of she is in Korea and a variety of the merchandise that she makes use of, I take advantage of too. After I lived within the U.S., I’d watch a variety of American YouTuber make-up movies as a result of I might get these merchandise. So now that I’m dwelling in Korea I attempt to discover extra Korean magnificence YouTubers so I can discover and use the merchandise they use.

Minji: I watch a variety of Risa Bae.(opens in a brand new tab)

Do you ever check out the identical seems they do, or is it simply good to observe?

Dita: I do recreate the make-up generally. PONY does a variety of spring or autumn make-up, like these kinds of issues, and I normally copy these.

Minji: I really follow and check out my biggest, but it surely’s not too passable [laughs]. So simply watching it offers me satisfaction.

Cat clips

Jinny, you additionally despatched me a cat video you lately watched.

Dita: [Laughs] That’s so Jinny.

Jinny: So me! [Laughs] I’m an enormous cat particular person. I’ve two cats at residence [with my parents], they usually’re getting previous however they’re nonetheless infants to me, so I like watching different individuals’s cat vlogs. They’re simply so cute.

Would you ever have a cat within the dorm?

Jinny: [Sighs] I don’t suppose my members would really like that.

You’ve gotten some canine individuals within the group?

[Dita raises hand]

Jinny: They’re all canine individuals, aside from Soodam and Minji — they’ve cats, too.

It looks as if it’s three-on-three, such as you guys are at struggle. I used to be speaking to Fifty Fifty the opposite day about getting a pet for his or her dorm and I mentioned, “It’s a must to get one thing you all agree on,” like a fish or a parrot!

Jinny: I like parrots, too!

Dita: [Leans over to Jinny] Wait, it’s OK to maintain them as pets?

Jinny: Yeah, you may preserve them as a pet, too!

Dita: Oh, actually?

They’re very loud, although. 

Jinny: Yeah they are loud.

South Korean skit channels

Soodam: I like watching Korean skit channels, like Deep. They’re primarily based on how individuals would act in another way in a given state of affairs. Skit channels are fairly widespread in Korea as a result of lots of people can relate to them. I’m simply amazed at their concepts, how they’ll give you this skit and the way they’ll act out a given state of affairs. One other skit I like(opens in a brand new tab) is about previous {couples}, you know the way somebody would act if that they had been with an individual for an extended, very long time, their change in angle in the direction of one another in that relationship.

Zuu: I like two channels just like Soodam’s: mimgorithm(opens in a brand new tab) and she or he(opens in a brand new tab). They’re hilarious, and I relate to them a lot. Whereas I watch I’m like, “Oh! I simply had this sort of dialog or state of affairs with my band members or my very own siblings or household.” It’s very relatable.

Soodam: Generally components of MBTI are blended into among the skits, like how a “P” particular person may act this fashion or an “F” particular person would suppose like this. To see the variations from a 3rd particular person’s standpoint could be very attention-grabbing. Léa is de facto into MBTI exams.

Léa: I like all forms of persona exams, however I’m most inquisitive about different individuals’s MBTI and the way they’ll react and what they give thought to in a given state of affairs. In our group chat I ship messages like “what do you consider this MBTI’s perspective, do you agree?” [All laugh and nod] And if my members don’t react to that, I’d get unhappy. That’s how I’m.

Zuu: The largest perk of understanding one another’s MBTI for us is that we will relate to one another higher, as a result of we all know one another’s persona. After we are attempting to say one thing to one another, we all know how every particular person goes to react. Our MBTI sorts are very correct, so it’s very straightforward to know what to say, what to not say, and learn how to really phrase it for one another.

Inventive inspiration

Léa: One factor I’m actually desirous about is the universe, issues past something that I’ve ever skilled. I’m at all times intrigued to know extra about them. This channel referred to as Owl’s Assessment(opens in a brand new tab) talks in regards to the universe, amongst different subjects. In a single video I keep in mind, they have been speaking in regards to the human eye because the Earth. And that made me suppose, like, we live on planet Earth. But when we consider the Earth as a human being, we’re sort of dwelling in that particular person. The Earth is alive identical to we’re. So I like imagining, “If we, on Earth, live in one other human being, what if there’s one other human being dwelling inside us?”

Wow Léa! That makes my mind harm. Jinny is over there watching cat movies, and also you’re desirous about philosophy and physics. 

Léa: I additionally love vacationer spots all all over the world, so at any time when I see an excellent one I’ll normally bookmark or save the publish after which think about touring round to these spots in the future. One account I like, travel_behappyhere(opens in a brand new tab), focuses on Korean vacationer spots and introduces the locations it is advisable go to if you go to.

Is there a spot you lately noticed that basically made you go, “Wow!” Possibly some place you may go to when Secret Quantity goes on tour sooner or later?

Léa: There’s an island referred to as Miyako in Japan, and it’s very fairly. Its surroundings is gorgeous. I believe it’d be incredible to go to to shoot a music video in the future.

Minji, you shared a summer time pop playlist(opens in a brand new tab) with us.

Minji: As a result of I write music, I don’t actively look out for sure genres or songs. I wish to discover as many genres and types as potential with out really in search of them. So I like listening to playlists as a result of you may uncover new music you’ve by no means even heard of, and it’s a great way to refresh what you’re listening to. I prefer to play it within the background to discover new types of music.

Are you able to inform us extra about your songwriting?

Minji: I haven’t participated within the songwriting for this upcoming single, however I participated in “Hola” from our Doomchita album. And really, my first self-written monitor(opens in a brand new tab) was fortunately chosen as the unique soundtrack for a drama, which meant different nice artists carried out my tune. [It] was a terrific honor for me. And in addition, I wrote two songs that an incredible Japanese artist, Kawaguchi Yurina, carried out(opens in a brand new tab). I haven’t participated in writing a variety of Secret Quantity songs, however I’ve always written for others. 

Jinny: I’ve been in a position to contribute in writing songs for Secret Quantity ever since debut, and I hope to proceed to. I’d like to work with Minji on our personal group tune, too.

Zuu: I’m always practising and making up choreography. I wish to be extra concerned, personally, and I do know I’ve much more to be taught, however I hope sometime I can take part in creating level choreography for our personal tune. That might be actually cool.

I’d like to see all of that occur for you. Administration people within the room, trace trace! What else has been inspiring you latterly?

Minji: I like watching a present referred to as You Quiz on the Block. It’s an interview present that invitations individuals of varied occupations, each celebrities and non-celebrities, to share recommendation on how they stay their life, what they’ve discovered from life, issues like that. It’s a really comforting, very heat present to observe.

One of many issues that stood out to me from a latest episode with actor Kim Woobin(opens in a brand new tab) is that he mentioned, “When you’re dwelling day by day life, it’s very uncommon to lookup on the sky deliberately.” And that made me suppose “Wow, I haven’t actually regarded up on the sky fairly often, not even as soon as a day.” One other factor he mentioned that was memorable was that when he made the profession transition from modeling to appearing, he wrote about what he was grateful for on daily basis, which actually impressed and impressed me. Remembering what you’re grateful for is essential.

Have you ever began writing down what you’re grateful for on daily basis?

Minji: I’ll write about right now’s interview, I’m very grateful for you.