As the leader of ITZY, Yeji constantly needs to keep her mentality strong and healthy! But as many know, everyone, especially K-Pop idols can get stressed. Despite difficult times, Yeji revealed what helps her maintain a solid mindset.
So what exactly keeps Yeji’s thoughts so optimistic? According to Yeji, it’s simply her love of being a singer and her mother’s positive influence!
Q: You have a healthy and solid mentality
I have dreamt of being a singer since I was young. Since then, I have had various imaginations of situations a singer might have to go through. Although they did not come close (to what she imagined), when I do encounter a situation, I deal with it as they way thought. Looking back, I had a lot of funny imaginations, but it has given me a lot of strength now. My mother’s positive attitude also plays a big part.
Another aspect that Yeji revealed that helps her have a good and confident mindset is ITZY’s songs!
Q: Which song has influenced Yeji the most during ITZY’s promotions.
‘WANNABE.’ My motto is ‘Belive in myself.’ Before ITZY was created, that motto gave me a lot of courage necessary in moments of challenges and failures. Our song accurately holds that message which is what I wanted to express.
Yeji continued and shared the specific lyrics of the “WANNABE” that she is able to correlate with and why it’s so significant to her.
I relate with the part, ‘Whatever peolple say, I’m me. I just wanna be me.’ Everytime I get asked questions like ‘Who is your role model?’ ‘Who do you want to be like?’ I can never answer them. Though it’s good to look at someone and be able to emulate them, I think I just want to resemble their good sides while becoming a ‘WANNABE’ of myself.