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Spotlight On Lapillus: Yue's Idol Journey From The US To The Hallyu Scene

This Chinese-American idol traveled from the US to South Korea to pursue a career as a K-pop star. Now, she's excited to see the rest of the world and perform on the global stage with her fellow Lapillus members

One’s transition into adulthood is special and significant. For LAPILLUS’ Yue, this phase in her life was marked by a remarkable milestone. At 18, she debuted with the global girl group as its main vocalist and dancer—a dream career that many girls aspire for.

The Chinese-American K-pop idol initially didn’t think she’d actually be able to enter the entertainment industry; this successful foray into the field can be credited to her beauty and talent, coupled with some good luck. Yue told Metro.Style, “Before auditioning, I just really liked K-pop. So I looked for some chances, and it was honestly just for fun. I didn't think that I would really get into a company. I thought of it as an experience for my future.”

LAPILLUS' Yue in a skirt by Chelsy Estrada | Photography by Ria Regino

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Global Girl Group Lapillus In Their First-Ever Digital Magazine Cover Feature


Global Girl Group Lapillus In Their First-Ever Digital Magazine Cover Feature

LAPILLUS is a six-member multicultural girl group under MLD Entertainment, composed of members Shana (Japanese), Chanty, (Filipino-Argentinian), Bessie (Korean), Yue (Chinese-American), Seowon (Korean), and Haeun (Korean). The group debuted on June 20, 2022 with the digital single album HIT YA! LAPILLUS recently embarked on their first international tour with Manila, Philippines as their first stop. Fresh from that two-week tour, the girls made a comeback last September 22 via the EP Girl's Round Part. 1, featuring the lead single "GRATATA."

Check out LAPILLUS' first-ever digital magazine cover feature here.

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Photography by Ria Regino

Sittings editors: Geolette Esguerra, Kate Paras-Santiago, and Grace Libero-Cruz

Creative direction by Chookie Cruz

Makeup by Yuna Choi

Hairstyling by Kyounghwa Woo

Lapillus' stylist: Yezi Kim

Fashion styling by Myrrh Lao To with associates Mack Bersalona, Josh Galang, and Mai Chua

Writers: Janelle Cabrera-Paraiso and Mariel Abanes 

Videographers: CJ Reyes and Bria Cardenas

Shoot coordination: Red Dimaandal

Special thanks to Star Magic, Thess Gubi, Joanna Almario, and MLD Entertainment

Shot on location at Collab at Sheraton Manila