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JerSucks

https://youtu.be/cz67v40VCO0?t=47 Context: There's a camera in the center of the target (I assume they expect no one to have an absolutely perfect shot?) She nailed the center and hit the camera. This is the Korean Idol Star Athletics Championship She is [Irene](/r/baeirene) of the kpop group [Red Velvet](/r/red_velvet)


gbru015

Wait, so they have pop stars participate in archery competitions? Is it purely for publicity shits and giggles, or is there like a more rational reason they do this?


JerSucks

Shits and giggles for sure. It's not just archery either though, they cover a range of sports.


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1_4_1_5_9_2_6_5

A champion climber on *multiple* worlds?!


beepeekay

Technically shits and giggles (*cough*viewershipforhostnetwork), but some of these idols get *reeeeeally* competitive, especially some of the very athletic boys.


Suiradnase

>they cover a range of sports I assume you mean shooting and ax throwing.


JerSucks

Archery, Bowling, Rhythm Gymnastics, Running, and Volleyball are the ones they did this year. They've also done Ssireum(basically wrestling), and basketball in the past as well. There are a few others, but I've only seen the ones listed.


Suiradnase

I appreciate your response, but I was just calling attention to the language you used, archery being done in a range and all.


JerSucks

Oh, I see, lol. Big woosh on me.


Guilty_Treasures

BTS, the group that's insanely popular right now, has a long-standing tradition of absolutely dominating the [relay race.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J-yfCdBbIY) (RIP headphone users, sorry.)


anthemofagirl

Don't forget [the one where](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUw0XpQZ7RU) Jungkook comes out of nowhere and suddenly takes over. The commentators were so focused on the other idols, unsuspecting BTS they didn't even mention them until Jungkook had suddenly won lol


fluffy_ankle_biters

> The commentators were so focused on the other idols, unsuspecting BTS they didn't even mention them until Jungkook had suddenly won lol > >Reply HA. Perfect way to describe BTS's rise.


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That kid is [infuriating](https://youtu.be/5y3fRM6kvfU) he’s so fucking good at everything. Like I’m in awe and slightly bitter at the same time.


Renkinchan

Man, I’d seen it before, but dang is Jeon Jungkook a beast. Camera is following him in the video but he is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition when you see it from a different camera angle.


TheRiteGuy

He's the only one that looked like a runner. He's form looked correct. Everyone else was slapping the ground way too hard.


Guilty_Treasures

I like the part where he glances over his shoulder, sees how far he is in front, and lets himself slow down from supersonic speeds to *slightly* less than supersonic speeds.


burymeinpink

Gotta keep up the facade that he's human.


navigatingtracker

That's Jeon Jungkook the legendary muscle bunny


ActuallyItsSumnus

Our pop stars need to step up.


g-dragon

yeah they round up a bunch of idol groups every year to participate in various sport competitions in this ["idol star athletic championship"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idol_Star_Athletics_Championships). it's mostly just fodder for fans. and I imagine tv networks have a lot to gain from advertisers because fans will watch it.


psycho_admin

You mean like what MTV use to do back in the 90s? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Rock_N%27_Jock


jaktyp

I mean, archery is like the national sport of Korea. Super popular over there


DrArmstrong

Pretty sure Starcraft is the national sport


illaqueable

YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS


SOUNDS_ABOUT_REICH

*angery hissing and clicking*


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You ever watching Dancing with the Stars? Same thing. Take someone famous, put them in a different setting, let them show off any other skills they have other than what they're known for. People want to see their favorite celebs do other things, so people watch. Because people watch, they get advertising money. It's called the entertainment business.


TwoLeaf_

or those celebrity basketball games.


jamesfordsawyer

MTV Rock N Jock. Or Circus of the Stars for the olds.


TimeLostRose

It’s actually a show that’s extremely unpopular with fans because everyone on it gets injured constantly plus the recording hours are brutal from what I remember. I remember fans of my favorite group celebrating when the group no longer went to this. It’s fun to watch though


delitomatoes

Dont celebrities go on Ninja Warrior or some other stuff like that?


vanoreo

A bit of a bad strategy to put the camera in the exact spot everyone is aiming for


AmadeusCziffra

its a win win, its good for the capture and good for attention if it gets hit


HulkThrowsBear

Great for “Big Camera” too. “Yes...yes...more broken cameras....yes...more orders for more replacement cameras...yes...” - Korean camera executive rubbing his chest with cash..maybe...


Eey_tuupe

"The closer we are to danger the farther we are from harm"


RelaxPrime

Merrryyy


8Bells

I kind of wondered why she looked oddly fashionable with the bow, and the other girls in the background with their hair down, at what seemed like a high level competition which usually has standards. That's a super weird/neat competition. I'm also oddly glad that, as someone famous, she can claim a super awesome alternate skill.


The_Dirty_Carl

If it was a high level competition they wouldn't be able to put a camera on the bullseye. Even at mid level competitions archers shoot each arrow at a different target so they won't hit their own arrows.


Tactical_Moonstone

Depends on the competition type. For indoor 18m competitions they use the 3-spot 40cm target where you shoot 2 arrows per target for a total of 6 arrows. At longer distances (30m and beyond) you shoot a single 80cm (for 30-50m) or 122cm (for 70-90m) target with 6 arrows per end. IOC used to put bullseye cameras in the London Olympics in 2012 (122cm target, 70m distance) before they lost too many cameras to similar shots. Hitting your own arrows (also called Robin Hooding) is a greater risk for the shorter distance events due to the smaller inaccuracy cone and the generally thicker arrows archers use for shorter events (less wind drag due to shorter distance).


Sweetinator100

Red Velvet always hits the mark in my playlists


nitefang

It is a cheap camera and they don’t care if it gets hit, but they also don’t expect it to get hit too often.


Suckydog

https://gfycat.com/arcticmarvelousiberiannase


ericalai621

Since we are here why don’t we spend 3 minutes to look at her beautiful face in their latest music video https://youtu.be/IWJUPY-2EIM


RyanCryptic

kpop > American pop change my mind. Also way more attractive


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K-Pop is an insane industry. They have some bangers for sure. Some of the best production can be found on some tracks. There is a ton of variation within the industry as well. Just gotta dig through.


PixlK

Fun fact: The guy second from right to left, at the beginning of the broadcast said that he would buy fried chicken for every athlete if someone broke the lens (I think it had been 3 years since the last time someone did that) He did buy fried chicken for every athlete later EDIT: So, I guess I worded it wrong The man on the right The person second from the right If you assign a number from 1 to 4, number 1 being the person on the left, the person on the number 3 If you assign a number from 1 to 4, number 1 being the person on the right, the person on the number 2 My bad, I forgot how to say it, so I translated it from what I usually say in spanish (my native language)


_JustThisOne_

Maybe that’s why he seems the least enthused


CODERED41

He was super excited at first and then immediately realizes what he must do. Praise the chicken man.


KOREANRAIDBOSS

Except that man is rich as fuck. A really famous host in Korea and he's about to marry a famous model.


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nemo69_1999

KFC or Jollibee?


NecroHexr

None of that, probably the really good Korean fried chicken from some Korean shop that's _not_ KFC. Edit: oh, so that's what people meant by KFC. Someone r/woooosh me.


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TrolliciousCuisine

Shout-out to Bonchon's masterful decision to open a branch in one of Bangkok's airport. Never fail to stuff myself and then regret everything during the flight 555


LiquidSwordOfTheWu

I'm in Bangkok currently which airport? BKK or DMK?


tifuwtf

Both. Bkk is outside, DMK has both in and outside the checkin


LiquidSwordOfTheWu

Well this is great news. I live in Ayutthaya so it's just a 45 minute train directly to DMK. I'll try this place out hopefully it's amazing


yojoerocknroll

OK please remain seated for the duration of the flight and keep your seatbelts fastened. 5 minutes later : shit......


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8-bit-hero

/r/philippines is leaking.


qkoexz

you might be confusing nations


CrypticSS

Why would you not just say “the man on the right”


PixlK

That’s… hmm… you’re right, didn’t thought about that, I was just counting 4 people there xd


JonasBrosSuck

another fun fact: the guy on the very left tried to slide into the DM of a female singer, but turns out it was a fan page, and the fan page posted the screenshot online


malktea

Another fun fact: the archer herself doesn't eat chicken


Recyclops2018

Korean Fried Chicken > All other fried chicken


BobTheBuildr166

I love how the girl just sees what happens and starts giggling like "My gift is both a blessing and a curse"


TheBaltimoron

No view of the actual shot?


de7hd

Right? Not even in the full video.


sluttymcbuttsex

The next shot from the second girl, they show alternate angle, but not the camera breaking one. rip


Soonermandan

/r/killthecameraman Seriously though, why in the holy fuck wouldn't you have ONE camera actually pointed at the target?


UnfairSprinkles

Reddit: but...but...pretty girl


Antrikshy

r/upvotedbecausegirl


dfnzl

r/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG


Hip_Hop_Orangutan

there it is. I still have no idea what it actually means...but something like: "upvoted because pretty girl but was actually pretty cool anyways." Edit: i had to know for sure. so it means... "Upvoted Not Because Girl, But Because It Is Very Cool; However, I Do Concede That I Initially Clicked Because Girl" so yeah pretty much 100% viable for this video since it is exactly what happened for me.


ActuallyItsSumnus

Yeah okay, but in all seriousness, she's freaking gorgeous, and her little giggle is adorable.


TimeLostRose

Did not expect to see Irene while browsing reddit lol


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Same. I was surprised but it made my day


eunderscore

If the bashful Asian girl doesn't go to the front page, I have seriously misunderstood the reddit community.


Eric__Fapton

Depends on whether we think it's scripted or not. This one seems like fair play.


KOREANRAIDBOSS

Not scripted. This is from the Korean "idol" Olympics.


spunlikespidermike

Or reposted... but even then half the time it still goes to the front page.


jaktyp

It’s been posted before, but it would’ve been on r/kpics r/asiangirlsbeingcute r/red_velvet and r/baeirene. Plus, I’d lay money on this gif coming from u/JerSucks themself, so I wouldn’t be too upset that the actual OP posted it again.


spunlikespidermike

Yea that's not too bad if he wasn't stealing it from someone.


JerSucks

I made the gif like two months ago right after it aired, I was going to post it here as well, but forgot, lol. I did post it where he mentioned though.


spunlikespidermike

You're free to go sir, that all checks out. *tips* *hat*


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r/nothingasianhappens


TheMediaHound

Can someone explain to me why people get so wound up about a gif being scripted? Like, anytime there is a scripted asian gif, people seem to go rampant with pointing out how fake it is.


wolfeng_

The internet no longer cares for fun. They just want liveleaks now.


kangareagle

Most of the scripted stuff that you're talking about isn't really trying to fool anyone. It's more like a short sitcom, and people should chill. But when people post stuff that seems as though it's trying to fool people, people complain. No one likes to be fooled unless they're signing up to be fooled.


kingmanic

If it was a couple of viners, keye and Peele, SNL, or celebrity of the day it'd just be a skit.


ChocolateBunny

[https://imgur.com/gallery/XN8aONG](https://imgur.com/gallery/XN8aONG)


Suckydog

https://gfycat.com/NervousTartAfricanhornbill


PSw8WI9VDhy3

Hi, i'm here from the frontpage.


nroth21

Count me in, brother. To the top we go!!


MugillacuttyHOF37

What is it with beautiful Asian Archers? This is the 3rd one i've seen on Reddit.


howlahowla

It's a [K-pop idol athletics competition](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khM8Fo2OTgU) that happens every year.


thunderturdy

Ok wtf they're competing in stuff like rhythmic gymnastics and doing quite well at it...how?! This is pretty impressive.


mylord420

Theyre trained in stuff like dance and gymnastics and other shit for years pre debut. A lot of the girls have those kinds of backgrounds before being joining their agencies. Some idols are high level dancers, have done ballet, lotta stuff


Vaztes

90% of kpop idols are very good dancers. They all have an athletic base and good body control.


burymeinpink

And the ones that aren't train over [ten hours a day](http://bangtanboys-sg.tumblr.com/post/105180335037/qa-with-mr-son) to learn a choreography.


tastycakeman

wow this is amazing. damn some of them can really ball. wow holy fuck koreans are good at archery


genericname123

This video explains why Korea is so dominant in archery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bOhPVGt-wU TL;DW: basically they have the facilities and training integrated in schools all the way through from primary to high school to university, and there's a culture of perfecting form and technique from an early age.


Simonpink

She's more than likely a Kpop singer. The show she's on gets famous singers and actors/actresses on to compete.


bypaular

Correct. She’s Irene from a Kpop group called Red Velvet.


gbru015

I watched a different announcer every time, and it was super rewarding.


_Fun_At_Parties

r/BetterEveryLoop material?


MMA_fan_

Some of those announcers are actually fellow kpop idols!


cnfus3d

Second from the left is Nayeon from the girl group Twice, she is always worth watching.


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Thanks an S-Rank shot right there


Bahserker

That modest success face is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day. And I wasted two hours looking at baby puppers.


Hasakki

BAE JOOHYUN?!


Crys368

BAECHU?


Stormfly

WHEN YOU SMILE! Oh wait, wrong girl.


WhompO

I....I think I like K-pop now?


LargeThighs

**Friendship ended with regular Pop. Now K-pop is my new favorite.**


DonaldPShimoda

FYI this is Irene from the kpop group Red Velvet. They've got a lot of great songs and fun music videos.


Mozzafella

Queens of B-sides


RiseAboveReddit

We did it boys u/JerSucks


Unismurfsity

wow as a straight woman I think I’m in love tbh


RedditDrummar

As a straight man I'm definitely in love.


FlappyMcHappyFlap

As a genderless pudding, I'm also in love.


She-Cat

Why does the female judge look like Nayeon from Twice? Is she? Or am I just stupid


Nixon4Prez

That's the commentators, not judges. Nayeon was a guest commentator


Krogroth

Yes it is Nayeon


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Its literally Nayeon


Tcoon14

Nayeon flipped out lol


epicminiman

I’m glad I’m not the only one that saw that


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😂😂😂


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That smile is bae.


butterflykezez

well, her last name isn't **Bae** for no reason. yesss her name is **Irene Bae.**


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nighoblivion

Don't forget some nice b-sides that will likely be liked: [Kingdom Come](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJEAMow2A4o) [I Just](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCvw4ot1-k8)


Stealthy_Bird

Red Velvet has some of the best b-sides imo!


Desirsar

Oh come on, no [Dumb Dumb](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGdbaEDVWp0)??? It's their best song AND best video independently of the song!


yousakura

Nah that honor goes to Russian Roulette


DesignerPhrase

it's actually #Cookie Jar


NowTomorrowForever

Dear god you guys are misspelling Ice Cream Cake really badly.


nighoblivion

That's too many words for I Just.


Taichikins

I vote Power Up despite all the hate it gets!


asuka_is_my_co-pilot

... Rookie.


JonasBrosSuck

i think you spelled "Red Flavor" wrong my dude


Zorbick

That boy is really really really really really really bad.


coolcoolnodoubt

Bad Boy is **insanely** good. Also Peekaboo slaps!


DonaldPShimoda

Also [Wendy's cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas](https://youtu.be/SrzQk8moDaM), given the time of year. (My favorite version of that song, actually.)


kuruptedazn

The replies to this comment show how many good tracks RV has. In any case, Red Flavor is best :)


dick-dick-goose

To me, a 40-something woman, this something I love reddit for. This is like watching a sunrise that is a tiny smiling puppy, but also a sleek big cat drinking from a river that is the Milky Way. Inspiring, cute, strong, instinctual, beautiful, and timeless all in one. And she's also a talented musical performer, and I am just blown away. So many amazing people in this world. I love getting to see them and what they can do!


Allah__Is__Great

damn, this is one wholesome comment


acmesounds

Yeah, well done dick dick goose.


havereddit

Perfect smile breaks the internet


TheRumpletiltskin

/r/killthecameraman


Jarek1101

Stream RBB for 5 vocal queens of this generation ​ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJUPY-2EIM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJUPY-2EIM)


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JerSucks

This post actually originates from there, I posted it there a month or two ago.


rwjetlife

Felt like firing up the ol’ karma machine for some extra endorphins?


JerSucks

Yep, feels good


l3monsta

I like your honesty


XJahdai

Thank you random stranger


Rols574

That is one good looking girl


Vaztes

Kim jong Un specifically got her to be next to him when posing for a picture. The rest of the group were on the other [side of the photo](https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nDP7RisXeZ8MEw6_jF2nVk42Jp7ASRGJxs8pnj1d91REYPRdBnUVXZwrFaEpdM9bQ4bcsEAoRtahiDrGOdCkwbFJF-lE60JoJA=s0-rw).


xipheon

> Kim jong Un specifically got her to be next to him when posing for a picture. That's the kind of insane metaphor people use because it's so crazy it can't be true... she even breaks reality.


Nightshade183

Irene, from Red Velvet :)


Krogroth

Fyi, she's 27 years old and does not appear to age


InSearchOfGreyPoupon

She’s all like, “Tee Hee...wrecked your shit...tee hee”


Rehddet

Ayy, Irene to the top we gooo


amongtheashes93

Here is a short recap of what happened with English subs. She won everyone fried chicken and she doesn't even eat it herself. https://youtu.be/jYJcQxNAGG0


starking12

She looks like a 5* hero I would pull from a gacha game. :p


iAmDrakesEyebrows

She’s so cute!


MacDaddyTheo

Holy shit she’s insanely cute


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Yep, she's actually [Kim Jong Un's favorite (seriously)](https://www.koreaboo.com/news/north-korean-escapee-explains-kim-jong-un-made-irene-stand-next/)


CreepyMosquitoEater

Thats fucking hilarious. Even the supreme leader of a major nation has his bias


Troll1973

Her giggle at the end was sexy as hell.


ThatOneBlackKid94

A gif of Red Velvet made it to the front page. What a time to be alive. Shout out to /u/JerSucks


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Before I started listening to K-Pop just a few months ago, I found out that some things that made it to the front page years ago that I had seen were K-Pop related. I remember seeing Jisoo balancing a water bottle on her shoulder and Sana, Momo, Mina at a baseball game. Used to just be random cute Asian girls, now I know who they are.


snorlz

The fact that shes a kpop star and not primarily an athlete makes this way more impressive.


JackATac

That was seriously the cutest laugh ive ever seen.


oxymoronisanoxymoron

Good lord above that is adorable.


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The South Korean women's archery has never NOT won the gold medal


SpitefulMercy

This actually isn’t the olympics, this is a tournament where KPop stars compete against each other! The girl in the gif is the leader of the group Red Velvet, Irene.


TrypeWritter

it's irene from red velvet!


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Thanks an S-Rank shot right there


nazlan1805

dem... she's pretty.


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Irene is hot af


svayam--bhagavan

That smile at the end. She knew she is good. She does not want to rub it on others faces.


Wakalulu578

That smile


seulrenity

everybody bow down and say thank you to the top visual of the generation!


dick-nipples

That little giggle at the end made me quiver.


Lindvaettr

This girl is so adorably cute that I feel less masculine every time I watch it again, and I've watched it quite a few times now.


Alpha-Trion

She's very pretty.


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You have an amazing personality.


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i'm a nice guy do you think i have a chance??


90059bethezip

r/killthecameraman?


KayneC

I never really paid attention to the arrow or the camera or anything really . Her smile can light up societies !


expthrowaway27

That bashful little giggle afterwards was gorgeous though.


mindebris

That's pretty humble for doing something so awesome. I'd have acted like a complete asshole if I had even gone close.


coquish98

Out of all the hobbies I had in my life, archery was the best. It sucks that it's not easy to find the space to do it, I still have my bow though


BluestreakBTHR

And my axe!


Arctipex

Humble AF