'Kiyomi' grabs cute Thai girls
- Published: 26/03/2013 at 06:01 PM
- Online news:
A new dance craze, the "Kiyomi" or "Gwiyomi", Korean slang meaning someone who is cute, has become the latest web-viral sensation among Thai teenagers.
Teens and children, especially girls, have uploaded videos of themselves doing the 50-second dance routine on the YouTube social network, some of which have hundreds of thousands of views.
They include Thai actresses such as Nuengthida 'Noona' Sophon and Tanyares 'Tanya' Ramnarong. Popular girl groups such as Four Mod and Neko Jump also have joined the K-Pop trend.
The internet meme was started by Korean teenagers in February.
The series of hand movements was originated by Korean boy band BtoB member Jung Llhoon, and the song, Kiyomi Song, was sung by Korean female artist Hari.
The song describes the love of a girl and a boy. The hook can be translated as "1 + 1 = Cute, 2 + 2 = Cute", etc.
A Thai netizen commented, "Goodbye Harlem Shake, Hello Kiyomi." Another poster wrote "It's the new Gangnam Style."
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