I’m glad Minju was the big talking point of the Violeta comeback. Almost everybody, including myself, had doubts when it was announced she would debut, but she’s really proved herself in all areas. I hope she will be able to shine just as much in future IZ*ONE comebacks.
I was skeptical about Hyewon and Minju joining IZ*ONE but the latter has really grown on me. She’s sweet and always tries to do her best. About Hyewon, however.. I feel like she doesn’t even want to be there.
I still remember when Kim Minju and Kang Hyewon performed for the first time and when they were done Bae Yoonjeong said something along the lines of, “Purity is all that you’ve got”. Now that I think of it, after 12 whole episodes, that’s still all they’ve got. I watched some live performances and in “Idol Room” they all did a part of their choreography of “La Vie En Rose” on their own and I’ve noticed when it was these two’s turn, the way they danced was a bit messy but at least when they’re dancing with the whole group it’s kind of unnoticable.
Kim Minju is really similar to Bae Jinyoung, as in, both of them started out being very shy so they both were lacking, but then they came out of their shell and debuted. I think it’s nice that they gained confidence and I can see their improvements but I feel like they could show us a bit more. Although I admit, Minju had a bit of extra boost since almost everyone started talking about how she resembles Tzuyu.