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The interesting story behind Seventeen's fandom, Carat

People say that diamonds are forever, and in this case, this fandom as well. Seventeen’s fans are organized, loyal and loving. What's their origin, and what does the name mean? Find out more, below. 

  • Seventeen or SVT is a South Korean band formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2013.
  • The group has a total of 13 members, including S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino.
  • Seventeen was named so because the average age of all the singers was 17 when they began. 
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Ever wondered why Seventeen’s fandom has such a unique name? Well, let's dig a little deeper and find out. Do you remember their song Shining Diamond from the debut album 17 Carat. Well, that’s where it all began. Since Carats add more value to the diamond that Seventeen band already is, therefore they named their fandom Carat! If the fans of the band are named Carat then what is a cubic? You must be wondering, right? 

What is a Cubic fan?

Since the Korean band came up with their official YouTube series, Going Seventeen, fans have found a new name, Cubic, for the fans of the web-series only. However, there is a high chance that if you are a Cubic, you’ll soon become a Carat. Like one of these K-Pop fans reveals

I’m a Cubic-turned-Carat. Take it from me. I started watching GOING SEVENTEEN a month ago and now I love their music

So now you know the drill, the best way to get your homies to become a Carat is to get them hooked to the YouTube series. Once they become a cubic, it’s an easy ride onwards.

Vaneeza Muddasir

Business student and marketing freak. Loves to work from home.+ info

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