Behind-the-scenes photos at MAMA show how close TWICE and I.O.I really are

TWICE and I.O.I are often in direct competition with one another, but these photos captured during their rehearsal for the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, show a different, friendly dynamic between the groups.

Behind the scenes, TWICE and I.O.I proved that the members of two of K-Pop’s most popular girl groups can actually be very friendly and close. Photos captured the groups doing each other’s choreography and looking like they were having a good time.

The two groups were also captured on camera as they rehearsed for their upcoming stages.

Twice doing their popular point dance move "TT"
Twice doing their popular point dance move “TT”

Tzuyu presents an innocent appearance as she rehearses for the stage.
Tzuyu looking innocent as she rehearses for the stage.

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I.O.I all in a line, looking ready for their show.

Somi exudes her strong force with her fierce eyes. Her slim waist is shown in this image.
Look at Somi’s facial expression – she’s really into it!

Sohye and Sejeong make a heart to their fans. They are so cute!
Sohye and Sejeong make a heart to their fans. They are so cute!

I.O.I and TWICE were actually photographed together earlier this year as well when the groups promoted at the same time.

In fact, the two girl groups are inextricably linked by two members. I.O.I member Somi was a JYP trainee and her friendship with TWICE’s Chaeyoung actually goes way back. Their close friendship was revealed in an old video of the two in a street interview.

This year, I.O.I won the Best new Female Artist and TWICE won Best Female Group and the Song of the Year. What a pair!

Check out I.O.I and TWICE’s performances from MAMA:

Source: Sports Chosun