Article: American media, "IOI Jun Somi will be the new star of K-Pop"
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate [LA Weekly article here]
1. [+398, -25] Jackson: Amazing Soooomiiiii!!!!
2. [+377, -35] I agree. She has a good voice and smiles at everything... despite all that she's gone through at a young age, I know that she'll continue to mature as well as she has now! Somi fighting!!!
3. [+336, -33] A positive example of a kid who grew up in a multicultural home ㅋ
4. [+20, -3] First of all, Somi can speak both Korean and English and she's just a nice, hard working person. I think that's why she's popular internationally too.
5. [+18, -2] Out of all of IOI, she probably has the brightest future. Her biggest advantage is how young she stil is as well as her talent... she's also under JYP, a company famous for never having a failed girl group. The other IOI members have no guarantee that they'll be successful under their own agencies but this is JYP... they can just media play Somi's group as the group to continue Twice's legacy and the potential for success is already there.
6. [+18, -3] She really does seem like a bright, positive personality ㅋㅋ
7. [+18, -5] She's fluent in English, has exotic features, a bright personality ㅋㅋㅋ all of the racist people who called her a mutt will regret it once they see her success
8. [+16, -2] She's still only 16 years old!!!
9. [+15, -2] She's so loving and pretty ㅜㅜ I want a daughter like her ㅎㅎ
10. [+11, -4] Come to think of it, unlike China or Japan who both have a ton of top stars who are mixed, Korea really doesn't. They were all born overseas or pure Korean. The only mixed idols who are well known are Jun Somi and Vernon.