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Jeon Somi Admits She Had Celebrity Disease When She Was A Member of I.O.I!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Nov 16, 2021 09:52 AM EST
Jeon Somi and JaeJae

On the most recent episode of SBS's popular YouTube show "MMTG" hosted by JaeJae, Jeon Somi was taken on an exciting car ride and opened up in a later interview! 

Earlier on, Somi began sharing how she became close with aespa's Giselle. Jeon Somi and Jae Jae even jammed out to aespa's recent hit, "Savage" Immediately after aespa's song went. The "XOXO" singer then talked about her closeness with aespa's Giselle. 

READ: Jeon Somi Spills The Tea On MMTG On How She & aespa's Giselle Became Besties!

JaeJae then asked how the two K-pop stars became close and Jeon Somi explained, "I approached her first." Jeon Somi even hilariously joked that she got the attention of aespa's Giselle by 'Flirting'!

Somi then added that she and Giselle see each other every other day. As of the filming of the "MMTG" episode, Somi revealed that she actually met up with Giselle the day prior and she was scheduled to see her again on that day. 

Beyond sharing her activities in the present, Somi also spoke about her past, more specifically when she was a member of I.O.I.

READ: Somi Gives The Real Reason Why She Left JYP Entertainment +Current Relationship With TWICE!

Somi explained, "I was so vain when I was a member of I.O.I. I had the 'celebrity disease'. After gaining some popularity, most people in this industry will catch this at least once in their career span." 

Notably though, Somi was completely unconscious about her actions. For her, she had to work almost 365 days a year, and it was her job to look perfect at all times. But she still felt guilty.

When JaeJae asked when she realized this, Somi noted that it was after her debut, specifically when she heard what people had to say about her.

Somi then explained that she will never act like that ever again.

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