IVE‘s Yujin may have just referenced an iconic scene in film, and she looked fantastic the entire time it played out!
The “Eleven” girl group recently made a comeback with the fun disco song “After LIKE.” The accompanying music video was everything fans could have hoped for and more.
While all scenes were memorable, Yujin’s solo shot on the staircase was simply jaw-dropping.
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to see how similar she looked to legendary actress Marilyn Monroe in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically in the song “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”
They believe her tube dress was so similar to Monroe’s pink gown that it was done on purpose.
an yujin's homage to marilyn monroe's legendary pink dress on IVE's After LIKE music video pic.twitter.com/2dZcgZ6Aqn
— an yujin pics (@yujinsource) August 22, 2022
This yujin scene in the #AfterLike mv might be a parody of Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(1953 flim) – "Diamonds are a girls best friend" #ANYUJIN #안유진 #IVE #아이브 pic.twitter.com/TwluYIoNFT
— (❁´▽`❁)♡̶ (@An___royal) August 22, 2022
After making the connection, many praised Yujin for the incredible execution. Those who are fans of both women couldn’t believe what they were seeing, and for good reason! Two very different worlds—old Hollywood and fourth generation K-Pop—collided.
yujin’s marilyn monroe serve shes a superstar
— ً (@intoayj) August 22, 2022
yujin’s marilyn monroe homage, the visuals, the studio 54 disco vibes… yep another hIT from ive pic.twitter.com/b9k9BwjgPy
— eunice (@oceannegloss) August 22, 2022
SO APPARENTLY YUJIN’S PINK DRESS AND THE HEARTS THING IS A REFERENCE TO ONE OF MARILYN MONROE’S SCENES AKA ANOTHER BIG FAT CRUSH OF MINE??? I AM LEAVING THIS PLANET WHO ALLOWED THIS WHAT IN THE MULTIVERSE COLLISION
— deila⁷ shay’s DID NOT SURVIVE AFTER LIKE (@sopeluvbt) August 22, 2022
Finally, DIVE were left in awe at how multitalented Yujin is. Not only did she sing and dance her parts to perfection, she also managed to pull off an amazing homage to one of the world’s greatest actresses!
this is my new aesthetic and personality, yujin monroe queen of disco, lady of the saturday night fever, empress of the acing in everything she does https://t.co/Qn0d88mu7d
— #lovestaygirl ❣️ Ice에서 cream whats after like? (@JINIR8T) August 22, 2022
Afterlike is yujins era the yujin monroe shit????????? FUCKING ICONIC ! Also she sings the chours w wony !!!!!!
— ♡ iz after like ! (@cocayenaa) August 22, 2022
Meanwhile, watch IVE’s MV for “After LIKE” below.