If you’ve been keeping up with Produce 48, you might have noticed that a lot of the Japanese idol trainees seem a lot shorter than the South Korean idols.
While a lot of South Korean netizens expected that most of the Japanese idol trainees would be quite short, the majority of them were surprised that the Japanese idols were a whole lot shorter than they expected. This has caused various online communities to talk about body ratios of idols. Idols who have the legs to give them the height to stand out have been more favored by both netizens and viewers of the show.
But what they also noticed was that the Japanese members of JYP Entertainment girl group TWICE were not like most of the AKB48 members who have stubby physique.
For those who may be wondering why, it’s because of one thing in common that all three Japanese members of TWICE have.
TWICE members all have been selected by casting agents of JYP Entertainment, meaning they were specifically picked out because of their tall and slim physique, along with their performance talents. JYP Entertainment’s casting team is known for selecting potential idols not just based on their musical talents but also very particular body types as well.
Momo was discovered through a YouTube dance video that she uploaded. Sana was out one day shopping with her friend but was approached by a JYP agent on the streets. And Mina was out shopping with her mother when a JYP agent suggested that she audition. Read More : Netizens Debate Over JYP’s Ingenius Amidst Produce 48 Mess