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[Information] Minsun, SuperstarK & Mongsili Sisters

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

In the first season of Mnet’s Superstar K which aired from 24th July till 9th October 2009, Kim Minsun was seen the first time on TV. She convinced the judges with her strong singing, lovely attitude and strong ambition and power, even when asked to dance.
Here is her auditioning video:
http://player.mnet.com/VodPlayer/L_swf/mnetTake.swf?vodid=25502&vodtype=3001

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[Cyworld] Old and new pictures

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The girl in the picture might be Minsun’s old friend, I am not sure though. But a girl very similiar to this is in one of her old selcas.
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[NEWS 110806] Music Bank, Piggy Dolls live standing out due to getting a lot slimmer

August 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Rough translation ahead!

Piggy Dolls appearance became slimmer and presented a confident stage.

Aired on 5th on KBS ‘Music Bank’ Piggy Dolls, starring Park Jieun, Lee Jiyeon wearing costumes in cool blue tones, and the pink tones with leopard skin belonging to Kim Minsun’s costume, showed and impressive stage.

Their figures having prominently become slimmer, wiping their tears with tissue, along with a dynamic and unique moves, create a funny dance.

Before their comeback each of the members have been said to have lost an average of 20kg

The group presented their first full length album ‘Hakuna Matata’ by singing their title track ‘Know her’ live on stage.

‘Know her’ has a raggae beat, along with spectacular SynBrass with cute and witty lyrics making it a fun song.

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cr; 2010iris.com

trans: google + dollypiglet

[NEWS]Piggy Dolls @ MTV The Show!

August 6, 2011 1 comment

Rough translation ahead!

Piggy Dolls spent two days in the studio, in Jung-gu, Seoul,  for MTV Networks Korea Open MTV <The Show (THE SHOW)>. Many hot performances at the public recording!

A program co-produced by MTV and KTH <The Shows>. A variety of popular artists with different themes will decorate the stage each week to represents a new concept music show. Every week a ‘hot singer’ and ‘Super Rookie’, ‘Comeback singer’s debut can be seen in one place to meet the star’s charming points, viewable and to choose from in prepared corners.

While f(x) Luna was tied up with other schedules,  W & Whale, TEEN TOP, Brave Girls, Min Gyeonghun, Girls Day, Hwanhee, N-Train, CSJH Dana & Sunday, Piggy Dolls, HITT, CHI CHI appeared and presented a brilliant show.

cr: Moon Sujin @ unionpress.co.kr

trans: google + dollypiglet’s brain and basic korean skills.

More pictures ahead!

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Piggy Dolls lost weight for a diet advertisement

August 5, 2011 1 comment

Recently, it was revealed that the Piggy Dolls had dropped 20 kg each in time for their “Hakuna Matata” comeback. At the time, the real reason for the weight loss wasn’t revealed, it was only implied that they had lost the weight naturally while preparing for their comeback.

As it turns out, the girls lost a total of 52 kg due to an offer to become models for a sports dieting machine.

Their agency, Winning Insight, explained, “In the beginning of the year, the girls received a modeling offer for the dieting machine and participated, dropping a total of 52 kg. We all decided that it’d be best for them to lose weight in consideration of their health. After three months of intense dieting, Kim Min Sun lost 25 kg, Lee Ji Yeon lost 13 kg, and Park Ji Eun lost 14 kg. Their total weight as a group dropped from 232 kg to 180 kg.”

The members themselves said, “We’ve gone through a lot of changes in our bodies, but our music remains the same. We ask that you continue to give us your love and interest.”

Source + Photos: Joongang via Naver

cr; allkpop

Additional pictures I found on their naver fancafe.  This looks like the dieting machine thing…

News: Piggy Dolls Plans Comeback With Full Length “Hakuna Matata” [19th jul 2011]

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Trio member girl group Piggy Dolls have fled their “more to love” concept and made a dramatic change in appearances for their new full length and comeback!

The album “Hakuna Matata” will feature the songs from their first single as well as new songs in many different genres including but not limited to: House & Dubstep. Though most fans says the girls have lost weight – using drugs and harmful means no less – the record label and the girls say that is not true.

A representative said, “They lost weight naturally in the past few months while preparing for their comeback. We’re careful and worried in case people suspect the girls of purposely dieting.”

Nevertheless, fans are pleased that Piggy Dolls is scheduled to comeback and will come back on the 21st.

1. Piggy Dolls (Intro.)
2. 아는여자
3. Luv Game
4. 어제까진
5. 하쿠나 마타타 (Hakuna Matata)
6. Shout
7. Trend
8. 그거 아니
9. Darling
10. 아니잖아
11. 이 노래

cr; alivenotdead.com

Piggy Dolls drop 20 kg each for their comeback

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Piggy Dolls, the girl group trio that debuted in January with their first EP, “Piggy Style“, have announced that they’ll be making a comeback later this month!

At the time of their debut, the girls earned more headlines for their  weight instead of their outstanding vocal talents. Together, they had  weighed a total of 230 kg, with 20-year-old unnis Kim Min Sun and Lee Jiyeon weighing in at 90 kg and 70 kg respectively, and 17-year-old maknae Park Ji Eun at 70 kg.

After shedding tears over their body image and the inability to  perform to their heart’s content because of their weight, the girls will  be making a comeback with a slimmer image; reportedly, they lost 20 kg  each. Late night practice sessions have been revealed to be the cause of  the dramatic weight loss.

The girls debuted with the hopes of giving other overweight people  the confidence to stand out, so this weight loss has actually put the  company in quite the predicament.

A representative said, “They lost weight naturally in the past  few months while preparing for their comeback. We’re careful and worried  in case people suspect the girls of purposely dieting.”

Stay tuned for more updates, as they’ll be making their comeback with a new image on July 21st!

cr; allkpop

Piggy Dolls reveal that they’re being pressured to lose weight [April 9 2011]

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

On April 9th, Piggy Dolls guested on SBS’s “Star King” and shed tears over the pressure to lose weight.

Kim Min Sun (21), who weighs 90kg, began, “My  mother runs a small restaurant, and my father runs a Chinese take-out.  I  was born with the love of eating, which is how I got my current  ‘U-line.’“  She went on to reveal that the group’s combined weight totaled to 232kg, with Lee Ji Yeon (21) weighing at 72kg, and maknae Park Ji Eun (18) at 70kg.

Park Ji Eun continued, “When we first auditioned, there were  three conditions.  First, we had to be talented vocally.  We also could  not have had any plastic surgery done, and we had to weigh over 70kg.”

Unfortunately, due to the flop of their debut album, the conditions have changed drastically, as she went on to reveal, “Before,  we’d say that we just ate and our CEO would still order us something to  eat, but after our first album flopped, he said that the fat concept  won’t work anymore.  He’s trying to change our image now by making us  lose weight, but we don’t want to.”

When asked by MC Kang Ho Dong whether they had any intentions of reaching a compromise with their agency, Kim Min Sun replied, “We, of course, thought about it.  But let’s say that we lose weight and get plastic surgery.  That doesn’t mean we can become SNSD.  Kang Ho Dong is overweight, but also became the best MC.  Why can’t overweight people achieve their dreams?”

She continued, “The pain of being told to leave the room at  auditions even before I opened my mouth to sing is still left in my  heart.  I want people that are overweight to not be so self-conscious  and to be able to leave their house without shame.  We want to become  hope to them.

cr; allkpop

What kind of Hardships did the Piggy Dolls Endure? [Feb 5 2011]

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

They Finally Speak.

There’s no doubt that Piggy Dolls turned heads when they debuted last month. While their Rubenesque figures certainly gained headlines, it was their vocals talents which earned them the spotlight.

In an interview with E Daily, the girls were asked the question many have been wondering about since they’ve debuted: How did they feel about their name, ‘Piggy Dolls’?  Did they not think it was degrading?

Leader Kim Min Sun replied, “It’s a name given to us by our CEO. We thought the name was so cute at first, and felt that it fit us well since all of us have that appearance. The name feels like fate to us.”

It wasn’t easy for them to reach this point in their careers. Kim Min Sun first debuted by competing on Mnet’s “Superstar K“, but she was unable to receive any attention because of her figure. Auditions for the other two members were out of the question because they were concerned about their looks.

Fortunately, their current agency reached out to them first, reasoning that as long as they had the vocal talent, one’s appearance did not matter at all.

The leader continued, “Whenever I said I wanted to sing when I was little, everyone around me told me to lose weight. I was really hurt by that, but luckily was able to meet our current agency. Ever since I joined them, I’ve become a lot more confident as a person.  ‘I’m fat, but I’m also a singer.’  I take pride in that.”

Despite the support from their agency, their parents weren’t so willing to give in.  Most were concerned over the hardships their daughters would have to face in an industry dominated by visual appeal.

Lee Ji Yeon explained, “They worried a lot, mostly over us getting hated and garnering anti-fans.  They’re happy about it now, though, and ask about what programs we’ll be appearing on.”

Aside from their talent, the three have something else in common: they’re all from the same high school, Ahyun Polytechnic School, which is especially noted for its long list of celebrity alumni.

Kim Min Sun said, “Park Hyo Shin, Wheesung, Hwanhee, Navi, Bubble Sisters, No Brain, and B2ST’s Kikwang are all seniors of ours. We’ll be working hard to become like them.”

The girls also made light of the crude jokes circulating on the internet about how their combined weight could break the stage.

Park Ji Eun explained, “Our heels break by the end of each performance.We probably have a box full of heels that are broken.

Kim Min Sun added, “Recently, we jumped slightly on a stage which caused the floor to cave in a bit.  Another singer even fell because she tripped over it.”

To conclude the interview, they were asked about what they hoped to achieve with their careers.

The Piggy Dolls confidently replied that they wanted a second, or even a third version of ‘Piggy Dolls’ to emerge so that the narrow-minded standards of beauty could be shattered once and for all.

Source: Daum + allkpop

Piggy Dolls deliver a phenomenal cover of “One Night Only” on ‘Sketchbook’

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Although they’ve just debuted in the music industry, the Piggy Dolls are quickly being applauded as a sensation due to their strong charisma and undeniable talent.

This powerful vocalist trio made an appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” recently, and they impressed everyone in the house with their phenomenal cover of “One Night Only” from “Dreamgirls“.

Afterwards, MC Yoo Hee Yeol embarked on an in-depth interview with the girls. He began by confirming their ages, and was incredulous to discover that the maknae of the group, Park Ji Eun, was actually younger than IU.

The MC then asked if they were satisfied with their group name, the ‘Piggy Dolls’. Beaming, the girls solidly declared, “Yup! We like it a lot!” Yoo Hee Yeol wondered if their parents had minded the name, as he was sure that they would’ve preferred something more fitting for their beautiful daughters. Member Lee Jiyeon responded, “Actually, at first, my parents were quite worried. The concept is a little ‘plump’, and they were concerned that it would create a lot of anti-fans. But after our debut, both my mom and dad really liked it.”