Who is the mystery woman behind Karina from K-Pop band Aespa?

The new K-Pop girl group Aespa debuted on November 17 with the music video for their song “Black Mamba” and we were all speechless. One thing that caught our attention was the woman who appears behind Karina in one of the parts of the video. We have been investigating and continue reading to find out who she is and why she is there.  

  • SM Entertainmente presented their first girl group in over 6 years on November 17th. 
  • The Asian giant had not represented a female band since Red Velvet in 2014. 
  • The premiere of the 4 girls from Aespa was highly anticipated by fans.
  •  Finally, Karina, Giselle, Ning Ning, and Winter debuted with the music video for the song “Black Mamba” and broke a record with 4 million views in 3 hours!

The choreography that the girls show in the video is incredible.

Accompanied by dancers to make it more impressive. In a part of the video the main dancer and possible leader of Aespa, Karina, suffers some kind of possession and moves to a dark parallel reality where we can see “Black Mamba” personified.

Karina and Jang YoonJu

Our surprise was to find out that the mysterious woman who embodies it is the famous 40-year-old model Jang YoonJu.

This South Korean star is also an actress and singer and has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997 when she began her runway modeling career.

Yang YoonJu posing for Vogue

She later became a television star hosting the show Korea's Next Top Model.

Jang YoonJu is really a great contribution to the debut of the Aespa girls and their avatars.


We will have to wait for the next music video of the SM Entertainment band to find out what other surprises they have in store for us.

Kelsey Miller

Certified English teacher by the University of Cambridge. Wine enjoyer, writing lover and cute Hollywood actors expert.+ info

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