Aespa‘s Giselle recently spilled on her hilarious (though relatable) reaction to being asked out to eat with NCT‘s Taeyong, Jeno, YangYang, and Hendery.
SM Entertainment‘s yearly winter album included some exciting collaborations last winter, including a highly-anticipated maknae line collaboration.
‘SM Maknae Line’ Red Velvet Yeri, NCT #HAECHAN, Chenle, Jisung, Aespa NingNing will be doing ‘Snow Dream 2021’ a 2021 version & remake of the the song ‘Snow Dream’, title track of the 2006 Winter SMTown album together! pic.twitter.com/dS5arytyVP
— ୧( ˙Ⱉ˙⠕)୨ (@hycklab) December 22, 2021
Yet, despite the participation of many of the company’s biggest artists, the highlight of the album proved to be the collaboration between NCT and aespa’s rap lines, which included Taeyong, Jeno, YangYang, Hendery from NCT, and Giselle from aespa.
The song and the dance even went viral after the group performed it at SMTOWN Live 2022. They became so popular, that, when fans found out that Taeyong had choreographed the dance himself (along with bestie Bada Lee), they demanded that he upload the original choreography video. Luckily, he obliged!
Because the rap line collaboration ended up being such a smash hit, fans continue to be curious about how it came about. The members of NCT discussed it in an episode of NCT LAB, and more recently, Giselle spilled some of her own stories from behind the scenes of the performance.
Giselle was asked about “ZOO” in a recent fansign event, where revealed that she had been so nervous about working with her seniors that she had done lots of extra practice on her own before her practices with the NCT members. Seeing as Taeyong had choreographed it himself, it must have put even more pressure on her!
But more intriguingly, she spilled that the boys had actually invited her to go eat with them after practice…and she refused! According to Giselle, she had felt too shy to go with them.
During the fansign, OP asked Giselle for a behind story of practicing Zoo. Giselle said that she was nervous bc she was doing it with her seniors to the point where she practiced beforehand. After practicing, they invited her to eat with them but Giselle was too shy to go https://t.co/vhoKIH5uas
— coco #Girls (@giselleskr) July 23, 2022
While fans would have liked to see more of her friendship with NCT, many are still enjoying this wholesome interaction.
so, yangyang, jeno, taeyong, and hendery invited giselle to eat with them after practicing zoo but giselle was to shy too go my myzen is heart is full 💚💜
— ً (@chickwenuggets) July 23, 2022
jeno,hendery,taeyong and yangyang asking giselle out to eat😭 ohmygod I don't know what to feel
— uchinaga (@UCHINAGAFORLIFE) July 23, 2022
Seeing as aespa’s NingNing and NCT DREAM‘s Chenle are also known to have a particularly chaotic sibling relationship, fans will hopefully get more aespa and NCT friendship crumbs in the future! The upcoming SMTOWN LIVE concert and world tour could be a good time…
In the meantime, watch “ZOO” right here!