Last year a ranking of Korea’s most unlikable female singers placed trot babe Hong Jin Young at No. 4, just behind T-ara’s Jiyeon, T-ara the group, and drug-dol Park Bom. I don’t know why the HyunA of trot is so hated (especially considering her success on the charts), but it hasn’t stopped So Yumi from trying to Single White Female her life and career.

Stans of flop girl groups will know So Yumi from the short-lived KISS&CRY, who earned attention last year for their strong talent and charisma before calling it quits after just two singles. (With a better agency, they probably would’ve become MAMAMOO.)

Member So Yumi has now gone solo and reinvented herself as sexy gangnam unnie performing modern trot-pop songs–a.k.a. Hong Jin Young. Yumi has added some campier elements to her act though, like electro breakdowns and gigantic dancing teddy bears.

I’m not crazy about her first single, “Shake Me Up,” but Korea needs more contemporary hot trot singers to capture the ears and genitals of the younger generation, so I’m 100% behind it.

I just really want So Yumi and Hong Jin Young to form a duo, like the Davichi of trot. They can be called Hot2Trot, or PLOT (short for Plastic + Trot).

Somebody please make this happen. Thanks.


  • oh boy i had completely dismissed kiss&cry back when they debuted and they were good! “domino game” was a bit anacronic but it wasn’t bad and that live performance, wow! they deserved better love.

    EDIT: OMG that giant teddy is CRE-AY-EP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyways, this song and live stage will be one of those things we’ll see in ten years from now and remember how ridiculous fashion used to be in the 2010’s.

  • Bruno

    ‘They can be called Hot2Trot, or PLOT (short for Plastic + Trot).’

    #dead

  • MolkangMolkang

    K&C’s Revenge was my favourite, not a big fan of Soyumi’s song even though she was my bias for the short time they were a group. I like the song but I don’t love it.

  • T-rollypoly

    Soyumi is super attractive though. I also love her because of Viva Girls.

  • JisForJoshiePoo

    Why can see T-ARA doing something like this if they ever decided to take a break from their EDM Kweens sound?!?!?!

  • HavokWWE

    I really hope she finds fame at some point.

    A few years ago she debuted originally as Yumi (the leader and main vocal of girl group VNT) before they disbanded.

    She disappeared and re-debuted as Soyumi the maknae of Kiss&Cry

    Now she’s So Yumi (she pulled a Sevyn Streeter and spaced out her name lol).

    She could’ve been a younger and hotter G.NA or NS Yoon G instead of doing that trot shit

    • diamonddog

      Wait – Yumi was the main vocalist?! I always thought that was Tina (who arguably had the better voice.

      • HavokWWE

        That’s what I saw online. I saw a profile of theirs and she was listed as the Main Vocal and and she sang majority of that song too

  • KingBeaArthur

    I’m Kiss&Cry-ing over their premature demise…we have fun here.

    “Shake Me Up” isn’t bad. Hopefully she finds success and continues releasing music. Lord knows something good needs to come from K&C’s ashes.