Olympic short-track athlete Hwang Dae Heon recently named BLACKPINK‘s Jennie as the celebrity he wanted to receive encouragement from. In a YouTube video with teammate Kwak Yoon Gy, he shared that he loves listening to BLACKPINK’s music and that he would love to go to a concert of theirs!
During an interview after the medal ceremony, Hwang Dae Heon thanked everyone for their kind support. Not only did he make sure to mention BTS‘s RM for his encouragement, he also thanked Jennie.
While it was no surprise to fans that he thanked RM, fans were startled to hear Jennie being mentioned. RM had publicly posted multiple Instagram stories about the short-track athletes. Jennie had not uploaded any related stories or content on her social media, leading fans to wonder if she had sent a DM to encourage him.
And, I wanted to say thank you to RM and Jennie for their plentiful encouragement.
— Hwang Dae Heon
What a lucky fanboy! This is not the first time Jennie has encouraged her country’s national players. She previously uploaded an Instagram story in the summer of 2021 to encourage swimmer Hwang Sun Woo. Hwang is known to be a huge fan of Jennie and ITZY‘s Yeji.
Looks like we have to become Olympians to get the attention of our faves now!