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North Korean girl group Moranbong Band

The Moranbong Band [wiki], also known as Moran Hill Orchestra, is an all-female music group in North Korea whose members were selected by the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Debuted in 2012, they are the first female band from DPRK.

The group, which is said to be hugely popular in their homeland, made headlines earlier this month when their show in Beijing was cancelled last-minute, with rumours of possible defection (which has been officially debunked).

There are suggestions that the creation of the group is to counteract the rise of South Korean pop culture in North Korea. Some foreign media actually branded Moranbong Band as North Korean version of South Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, but it’s probably in terms of popularity instead of musical style.

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Red Velvet CeCi Magazine

Cute and colourful photoshoot of Korean girl group Red Velvet, from May 2015 issue of CeCi Magazine [Kr]. The five-member team hit it big with their first extended play, Ice Cream Cake, which was released last March.

Red Velvet Irene CeCi Magazine

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Bae Doona, W Korea, Lacoste

Korean actress Bae Doo-na in May 2015 issue of W Magazine [Kr], in collaboration with high end clothing brand Lacoste [Kr]. The lady is relatively busy making Hollywood movies these days, but still found time to star in an acclaimed Korean film, A Girl at My Door, in 2014.

Bae Doona W Korea Lacoste clothing

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Angelababy & Kiko – Grazia China

Chinese actress Angelababy and Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara are the cover girls for the 200th issue of Grazia [Cn] in China, released April 29, 2015.

Angelababy Kiko Mizuhara Grazia China

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Yang Mi Elle China

Chinese actress Yang Mi is featured in April 2015 issue of Elle Magazine [Cn], which dubbed her a “barbie girl with a guy’s heart.”

Yang Mi Chinese Elle Magazine

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