Jiyeon Breaks Silence on Weight Worries During IU’s ‘Hole’ Challenge — ‘I Felt Like I Had Gained…’

T-ara’s Jiyeon recently stepped into the spotlight by engaging in IU’s ‘Hole’ challenge, shedding light on her weight-related worries.

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On the 21st, Jiyeon unveiled her rendition of the ‘Hole’ challenge on her YouTube channel, ‘Jiyeon JIYEON’, in a video titled ‘Wudangtangtang Holseed Challenge’.

Outdoor Ambiance and Bright Colors

During the video, Jiyeon explained her choice of setting, stating,

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“I believed the song’s essence would bloom more vividly outdoors, thus opting for an outdoor location. IU’s concept was incredibly charming and flawless.”

She also remarked,

“I selected the most vibrant attire from my wardrobe.”

Friendship with IU

Known for their close friendship, Jiyeon mentioned IU’s advice, sharing,

“IU encouraged me to dance gracefully rather than cutely, but I struggled to find the right style and location. I requested IU to share a dance video, but she mentioned not having one.”

You can watch the full video below.

Jiyeon flawlessly executed her challenge on her playground, showcasing her prowess as a singer, her primary occupation. Post-challenge, Jiyeon indulged in pork belly with a friend, sparking a conversation about weight.

Weight Concerns and Annoyance

During the meal, Jiyeon’s friend commented,

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“Have you lost weight?” To which, an acquaintance retorted, “When did you gain weight? It’s irritating.”

Expressing her frustration, Jiyeon disclosed,

“I’ve been restricting myself to one meal a day lately due to feeling heavier. My weight increased after my visit to America.”

She also shared her anticipation for her husband’s upcoming return to Korea.

Keeping in Touch and Fondness for Family

Reflecting on her communication habits, Jiyeon noted,

“I prefer contacting family members when they return from their activities, rather than initiating conversations during my work commitments.”

She expressed affection for her husband, showcasing a phone background filled with his image and affectionately saying,

“Darling, I miss you.”

Meanwhile, Professional baseball player Hwang Jae-gyun and his wife, K-pop star Ji Yeon from T-ARA, share a heartwarming reunion and spontaneous day off in Busan, documented on Ji Yeon’s YouTube channel. Their playful banter and romantic moments reveal the essence of their relationship.

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Hwang Jae-gyun surprises with a humorous yet sincere parenting plan for their future daughter, proposing to introduce her to Ji Yeon’s music videos to gauge her interest in becoming a K-pop star.

Netizens express happiness for the couple and admiration for their relationship, anticipating their journey as a family with Hwang Jae-gyun’s supportive parenting approach. 

You can watch the full video below.