It’s only been a week since the introduction videos for Mnet‘s upcoming girl group survival show, Girls Planet 999, were released, but a few contestants are already attracting tons of attention. Here are the trainees with the most views on YouTube right now—along with why everyone is so interested in them.
5. Kim Chaehyun
19-year-old Kim Chaehyun has reached over 161,000 views on her Girls Planet 999 introduction video in the last week. According to her official profile, Chaehyun’s special skills are her vocals, speaking Japanese, and doing DIY projects. She also loves to dance, exercise, and play the guitar, and her MBTI type is ESFP (the Entertainer).
One of the reasons Kim Chaehyun is attracting so much attention is that she’s a former SM Entertainment trainee. Before leaving the agency, she trained alongside aespa‘s Karina, Winter, and Ningning. Chaehyun showed off her vocals in her introduction video, and many viewers remarked that her impressive singing skills are characteristic of SM Entertainment’s vocal training. Many also enjoyed the cute news reporter format she chose for her video, interviewing herself about her skills.
4. You Dayeon (former LIPBUBBLE’s Seoryn)
23-year-old You Dayeon has reached over 165,000 views on her Girls Planet 999 introduction video in the last week. According to her official profile, Dayeon’s special skills are playing games and skateboarding. She also loves drawing, and her MBTI type is ISTJ (the Logistician).
This isn’t the first time You Dayeon has appeared in the public eye, so it’s no surprise that many are already interested in her. From 2016 to 2019, she was a member of the girl group LIPBUBBLE under the name Seoryn. She later left to join renowned dance studio 1MILLION, then in 2020, she made it through the first round of Mnet’s Show Me the Money 9. Dayeon showed off her rap skills in her introduction video alongside her rap and dance abilities, and viewers were highly impressed.
3. Doah (Fanatics)
17-year-old Kim Doah has reached over 191,000 views on her Girls Planet 999 introduction video in the last week. According to her official profile, Doah’s special skills are waacking (a type of street dance pioneered in LGBT clubs), dancing with light steps, and making facial expressions that exude charm. She also loves collecting perfumes and doing Pilates, and her MBTI type is ENTP (the Debater).
As the maknae, lead rapper, lead dancer, and center of Fanatics, Doah had plenty of fans under her belt before she even made it onto Girls Planet 999. However, although she’s long been known best for her rap and dance skills, viewers were shocked at how well she sang in her introduction video, even with her mouth full of cherries.
2. Yujin (CLC)
24-year-old Yujin has reached over 281,000 views on her Girls Planet 999 introduction video in the last week. According to her official profile, Yujin’s special skill is speaking Japanese. She also loves watching movies and doing Pilates, and her MBTI type is ENFP (the Campaigner).
The lead dancer of CLC, Yujin is one of the most well-known idol contestants on Girls Planet 999, and Cheshires (CLC fans) have been rooting for her since rumors of her participation first broke. In her introduction video, Yujin wowed viewers with her high-octave singing and her skills in both modern dance and waacking. After proving just how versatile she is, Yujin became one of the main contestants to keep an eye on next month.
1. Huening Bahiyyih
And at the top of the list, 16-year-old Huening Bahiyyih has reached a staggering 1.25 million views on her Girls Planet 999 introduction video in the last week. According to her official profile, Bahiyyih’s special skill is dancing. She also loves shopping and decorating her journal, and her MBTI type is ESFJ (the Consul).
Huening Bahiyyih packed numerous unexpected tricks into her introduction video, from impersonating Spongebob’s laugh to balancing a chopstick on her tall nose. She even managed to cover Girls’ Generation‘s “Into the New World” while jumping with a jump rope. Alongside her excitable and fun personality, Bahiyyih is also attracting attention because of her famous family—she’s the younger sister of TXT‘s Hueningkai.
Girls Planet 999 premieres on August 6 at 8:20 PM KST. Get to know the top J-Group and C-Group contestants here.