Although there always seems to be a perceived competition between idols, there is nothing that fans love more than seeing this rumor debunked and artists supporting each other. In particular, the behavior of K-Pop idols within the same company has been heartwarming over the years.
Recently, one person who caught the attention of fans for her generosity and love for her labelmates is none other than BLACKPINK‘s Jennie.
Since debuting, Jennie has been known for her thoughtfulness in choosing gifts for people, whether they are staff, friends, or family.
On February 23 (KST), she showcased this again when soloist Somi, who is under YG Entertainment‘s associate company The Black Label, received a special gift from the BLACKPINK singer.
Somi posted on her Instagram story sharing a beautiful gift of flowers from Jennie. They weren’t just any flowers, but it was something Jennie sent out to her closest friends after the announcement of “Jentle Home,” which is a collaboration between the idol and Gentle Monster.
In the post, Somi tagged Jennie and wrote, “The packaging was too pretty to open. So I left it out as show, and I finally opened it today.” Considering the beautiful colors and ribbon, it isn’t surprising that Somi looked in amazement at the gift!
She also followed Jennie’s guide to opening the box, and even though she wrote, “Why can’t I do this prettily…” there is no denying that she opened it gracefully but with her own personality showing…
And exactly the same way that Jennie had shown in her guide posted when the announcement was first made.
Yet, although it might seem simple to many, the fact that Somi received it shows how much Jennie cares for her. The gift was only sent to those Jennie is closest to, including fellow BLACKPINK members Jisoo and Rosé and others like WOODZ and WINNER members.
Even as Jennie showed off the flowers herself on Instagram, it shows just how much the collaboration means to her as her childhood memories inspired it.
Yet, it isn’t surprising that Jennie’s gift meant so much to Somi. In an interview with W Korea, Jennie shared her love of buying others presents. She explained that rather than receiving presents, she prefers giving them out.
I really like buying gifts. I get more excited to buy gifts for others than when I buy something for myself.
In the same interview, she shared in detail how she chooses the gift for each person, explaining that she thinks a lot about their preferences to ensure it matches their likes and dislikes.
I also think about what would suit that person if they had or wore something a lot on a normal basis. If a special day is coming up, I find it fun to hide the gift until the end and give it to them like, ‘Tada!’
It isn’t the first time Somi and Jennie have showcased their friendship. The two idols have always been there to support each other. Hopefully, fans can see more interactions between the duo in the future.
You can read more about Jennie gifting her besties presents from her newest collaboration below.