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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Koihime Musou Girls and Famous Koreans, LARGE Edition! (Part VIII): Xu Chu and Strawberry Milk


In this 58th Installment of Koihime Musou Girls and Famous Koreans, we will reveal the identities of identical twins in Strawberry Milk, Choa and Way. They were born on July 12th 1990 in Seoul. Based on their real names, it is proven that the surname of the twins is Heo. They are the members of Gimhae Heo Clan (김해 허씨/金海許氏), a clan which is originated from Gimhae City, Southern Gyeongsang Province and descended from Queen Heo Hwang-ok of Geumgwan Gaya, where a fellow Korean Celebrity - Heo Young-saeng is originated from the same clan as them.


About Choa
Choa (초아), whose born as Heo Min-jin (허민진/許敏真) is the main vocalist of Crayon Pop. She enjoyed singing and dancing as a young girl, and dropped out of high school in order to purse a career in musical theatre. She began studying acting at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2009, but later took a leave of absence due to lack of finances. She worked as a model before joining Chrome Entertainment in 2011, and later resumed her studies at Seoul Institute of the Arts.

In June 2014, she was featured on an alternate version of Zan Zan's debut single, "Chicken Feet"; she also played the leading female role in the music video. Choa made her acting debut in the television drama High School: Love On on 11 July 2014, where she played a supporting role. In April 2015, she and Way were featured on Kim Yoo-min's "Road" (길), the lead single from his debut mini album (released under the stage name, Bear Planet).

In 2015, she was cast in a dual role in the musical Princess Deokhye, playing Princess Deokhye and her daughter Jeonghye. She shared the role with Moon Hye-young, the musical's scriptwriter, and the musical ran from April to June. Choa's singing was well-received at her audition, and cultural critic Ha Jae-geun praised her performance.


About Way
Way (웨이), whose born as Heo Min-seon (허민선/許敏善) is Choa's identical twin sister. Before joining Crayon Pop, she was the main vocalist and songwriter of indie band N.Dolphin. In 2015, she was cast as Yoo Miri in the Korean adaptation of the musical Singin' in the Rain. Way is a student at Sungshin Women's University, majoring in applied music. In April of that year, she and Choa were featured on "Road" by Kim Yoo-min (Bear Planet). The sisters also played two of the lead roles in the music video.


About Strawberry Milk
Strawberry Milk (Hangul/Romanization: 딸기우유/Ttalgiuyu) is Crayon Pop's first subgroup, featuring twins Choa and Way. Chrome Entertainment announced the subgroup (also called a unit or sub-unit) on 29 September 2014. Their debut album, The 1st Mini Album, was released on 15 October, along with a music video for the title track, "OK". Another song on the album, "Let Me Know", was written by Way. The lyrics are based on the twins' struggle to become singers.

Strawberry Milk performed "Let Me Know" for the first time at the First Chrome Family in Japan Concert on 4 October. Their debut showcase was held on 15 October in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul Gangnam-gu, and their music show debut stage for "OK" was on M! Countdown on 16 October. "OK" was promoted through November on all the major music shows, including The Show, where they were nominated for first place.