If it weren’t for this viral video of Somi, I.O.I‘s stage outfits for “Hold On” would have looked entirely different.
Somi was apparently feeling a little nostalgic for her time with I.O.I this past February 19 and shared a flashback video on her personal Instagram account. In the post, Somi can be seen playing around in one of their initial costume designs for “Hold On”.
During our outfit fitting the clothes seemed a bit funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ So I… Hold on… Ah, what was I doing?? I don’t know where I would go if I had to wear an outfit like this ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is how we play around within I.O.I. This video is a hot topic amongst the staff and it’s a waste to just be watching it myself, so I uploaded it. ><><:heart::heart: #TheSoundOfYeonjung’sLaughter #HearingLoss #Distractions Thanks to me we got a different outfit for “Hold On.”
It was revealed that the staff members listened to her candid plea and changed the outfit for the track. As they performed for The Show, the members can be seen wearing a white blouse paired with a beige skirt instead.
The video, which had previously only been available to staff, has been circulating the internet and has led to a great deal of praise for Somi and her ingenious way of making a point.