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No makeup? No problem! The girls of 4Minute show off a new side of themselves in a daring shoot for the latest issue of Grazia magazine.
The five girls posed with almost no makeup for the striking editorial — which appears in the February issue of the magazine.
Aiming to convey a more mature look, the girls say that they feel like their forthcoming album will be a new sound and look for the group.
“First, a big part of us is really proud,” Hyuna, 23, tells the magazine of achieving eight years together. “We say this among ourselves a lot. That it’s incredible we’ve come this far without any major incidents or controversies.”
“When we first came out, we played up the fact that all of the members were born in the 90s, but now kids born in the 2000s are debuting. When we go on music shows, 4Minute is often the most senior group.”
Sohyun adds, “In the beginning, there were a lot of things that were bothersome because we had to be considerate of each other, but as we’ve been together for a long time, I think we became more comfortable with each other. It’s possible because there is a sense of trust among the members.”
Thinking about how far they’ve come, Jiyoon mused, “I wonder if it’s time [to lose the idol title] now that we heard people tell us ‘You’ve shed the idol title. You look like artists now’.”