The internet term “smol” means “something extremely small and cute,” and TWICE’s Chaeyoung is exactly that.
Standing at 159cm (approximately 5 feet and 2.5 inches), Chaeyoung is definitely one of the most petite idols out there.
In fact, “smol” has become one of the most common terms that international ONCEs use to describe her.
shes the cutest smol bean baby tiger rawrrr pic.twitter.com/ZO1iDNw0dK
— SonCHAEobsession (@SwaggieChaeSon) July 21, 2017
In fact, she event won Koreaboo‘s “Smol Poll,” gaining over 9,000 votes on Twitter from fans all over the world.
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) July 21, 2017
And it’s easy to see why!
Although one of TWICE’s maknaes, the other maknae Tzuyu constantly towers over her, making her look even shorter by comparison.
It’s actually become quite a popular among ONCEs to (affectionately) tease Chaeyoung about her height compared to Tzuyu.
And while she’s still a little bitter sometimes about being vertically challenged…
Chaeyoung has pretty much embraced her smolness.
She’s known as TWICE’s “Baby Beast” (아기 맹수)
Twice Son Chaeyoung smol baby beast pic.twitter.com/6DsFUdsfhZ
— GaindyTan (@GaindyTan_) July 20, 2017
For being tiny like a baby…
But fierce like a tiger or lion!
she’s pretty and cute pic.twitter.com/BsVmIzcG6X
— anja• #ONGNIEL ? (@ongniel101) July 12, 2017
And being “smol” has one more special meaning.
It just means she has more charm and talent per inch!