ITZY’s Ryujin Picks The Member Of aespa She’s Closest To

The fan made her just pick one member.

ITZY and aespa have a close friendship that has been shown time and time again. Leaders Yeji and Karina have gone viral multiple times for their adorable friendship.

ITZY’s Yeji and aespa’s Karina

And Ryujin and Karina even got swept up in dating rumors which Ryujin responded to during a live broadcast.

Dating? I mean, I call her jagi (darling). I don’t normally call people jagi but I do use jagi for Chaeryeong & Jimin unnie (Karina). And… Jimin unnie and I’ve made snow ducks together before… and snow bears, too.

— Ryujin

Chaeryeong explained that ITZY and aespa first met because they shared an elevator at Music Core. While initially awkward, Chaeryeong revealed that they’d quickly grown closer.

(left to right) Giselle, Yeji, Ryujin, Karina, and Winter (bottom row)

At the 2021 Dream Concert, ITZY bought aespa watermelon juice to further their friendship, although when the time came to give the gift, Chaeryeong was so shy that she invented an excuse.

aespa with ITZY’s gift

In the past, Ryujin has revealed that she’s especially close to Karina, Winter, and Giselle, showing just how close friends they are by referring to the members by their real names, not stage names.

Ryujin even went viral for staying on stage to hype up aespa’s win for “Savage.”

ITZY recently joined aespa for their “Girls” TikTok challenge, further showing off their adorable friendship.

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♬ Girls – aespa

Given ITZY and aespa’s ever-growing friendship, it’s no surprise that a fan asked Ryujin to pick her favorite aespa member during a fancall. Although Ryujin laughed at first, instead of initially answering the question, she finally picked Karina as the member she’s closest to.

Hopefully fans will get to see more adorable interactions in the future.