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Crayon Pop is a 5-member Korean Pop band founded in 2012 (Initially known as Hurricane Pop). In the beginning, they found little success in their native Korea, but they were mildly popular in Japan. Their fortunes changed when they released "Bar Bar Bar" in the summer of 2013. At first, the song looked like it was destined for another lukewarm reception, but almost a month after it came out, the song went viral. It would go on to become their first and so far only chart-topping single. They performed as Lady Gaga's opening act for some dates of her "Art Pop" tour in June-July of 2014.Current Members:
Gummi: Leader, Vocalist
Ellin: Main Dancer
Way: Vocalist, Rapper. note Joined to fill the spot vacated by Serang.
Soyul: Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
Strawberry Milk note Composed of Choa and Way, debuted October 15, 2014.
Beware the Nice Ones: Soyul. She's the shortest and youngest of the group, usually soft-spoken, and by no means the bravest member. However, she always has witty comebacks, is almost undefeatable at the games they play on Crayon Pop TV, and if her three appearances on "Let's Go Dream Team" are any indication, she is quite strong/athletic.
Big Eater: The girls have a reputation for eating more than other female idol groups.
"Blind Idiot" Translation: While staying in Hong Kong for MAMA 2013, Way tried to use a translator app to check up on iced coffee she had ordered for Choa and herself. The app botched the translation, but the twins still got their meal.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Although they are unconventional relative to other K-Pop groups, all of them are quite capable dancers, and Choa and Way are deceptively strong singers.
Butt Monkey: Ellin seems to lose their games and generally get made fun of the most on Crayon Pop TV.
The Cameo: As the visual of the group, Ellin has had a few of these.
She appears as the love interest in Bumkey's "Attraction" video.
She is also the person responsible for reviving K-Much in their debut video "Good to Go."
Crayon Pop's iconic helmets also appear at the beginning.
Camera Abuse: In "Lonely Christmas," Way knocks over the camera, causing none of the video filmed by the girls to be recorded.
Creepy Twins: Way and Choa at the beginning of "Dancing Queen 2.0."
Determinator: They have been this for much of their short career. Now, the burden is on them to prove that "Bar Bar Bar" won't turn them into a One-Hit Wonder.
Ellin auditioned and failed twice for the group, but tried again and successfully made it.
From this episode of "Let's Go Dream Team": Their match against Dal Shabet, especially Soyul's round against Subin (Skip to 1:01:20 for that). Subin has the clear height and weight advantage, and knocks Soyul down twice, but Soyul takes the beating, lets Subin lose her strength, and wins it all for Crayon Pop.
Distaff Counterpart: Their male labelmates, K-Much, debuted with a song that sounds very much like "Bar Bar Bar." However, they have already expressed that they want to be unique from Crayon Pop.
The Ditz: Ellin, although she insists she's more of a Genius Ditz, as it lets her show off more sides of her personality and brings attention to Crayon Pop.
Older Than She Looks: All of the girls are 22 or older, but their antics and high-energy songs make them seem younger.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Soyul, in spite of being the smallest and youngest, has gone up against K-Pop idols much heavier and taller than her, helping to secure all three of Crayon Pop's victories on "Let's Go Dream Team."
Public Bathhouse Scene: The opening of the "Bar Bar Bar" story video briefly features the girls sitting in a bathhouse facing away from the camera, with a rather impressive dragon tattoo on their backs.
Punny Name: In Korean, their name is spelled keu-rae-yong-pab. Yong is also Korean for dragon, so they frequently shorten their name to "YongPop" or literally, "DragonPop."
Sexy Santa Dress: Photos were posted of Choa◊ in a rather revealing Santa dress (At least by Crayon Pop's standards) as a preview for their upcoming Christmas-themed song.
In reality, their outfits for the teaser were much sillier◊.
Subverted with this performance of "Bing Bing" in Santa outfits.
For example, they spend a few minutes in the Crayon Pop TV episodes on their Australia visit arguing about who's the bigger star and who needs to go on a diet...all while trying one-up the other's English.
The Stoic: When "Bar Bar Bar" won their first music show, the girls were obviously happy, but didn't really react too much. Except for Gummi, who broke down in tears.
Talk Show: The group posts their own series, Crayon Pop TV, to their YouTube channel. Some episodes of Crayon Pop TV are just the girls sitting around a table discussing things or playing games. They also mix in the occasional clip from shows or interview a Chrome staff member.
Team Dad: Their managers Earman Kim and Wife Jung.