Apink's leader Park Chorong has shared her thoughts on the latest girl groups. During a press conference, the 25-year-old artist talked about the struggles and competition to remain on the top.
Chorong was asked to comment on the recent popularity of newer girl bands such as TWICE, BLACKPINK, and GFRIEND. She said: "For girl groups, a generational shift is a natural thing. We see it as a chance for us to think more about it and work much harder."
She continued: "Despite it being our sixth year as a group, there are many things we haven't shown yet. There are a lot of things that we can show, but because there are shifts in attention, it's too bad. However, we are working hard to maintain our own color and to show a variety of images."
Apink was formed by Plan A Entertainment in 2011, and the band consists of Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Jung Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ha-young. Hong Yoo-kyung left the group in April 2013 to focus on her studies.
Previously, Chorong talked about her bond with the band. She said: "The A Pink members are really bright, and they hang out a lot outside. I don't have that kind of personality, so I get lonely when I eat by myself in the dorms."