Thekoreanjjang: This is a tough one…the visual match up!
KpopEncarta: Someone else had the same idea as us too apparently. This is prob gonna be the closest. Pure looks I give the nod to Yoona just cuz Jiyeon I don’t think has really grown into her look completely yet.
Thekoreanjjang: Jiyeon is developing quickly though. I agree on pure looks. Yoona is freaking gorgeous and I don’t throw that word around lightly.
KpopEncarta: Yoona’s first in like almost every looks poll. Although, Jiyeon’s been poaching a few from her lately.
Thekoreanjjang: There’s something to be said though because BOTH get hated on a great deal by the netizens. Yoona seems to have some pretty strong emotional resolve, as does Jiyeon. Well Jiyeon also seems physically strong as well lol. She definitely also trumps Yoona in the aegyo department.
KpopEncarta: Yoona’s aegyo is different. She’s alot wittier though than Jiyeon.
Thekoreanjjang: Oh I agree there, her rm and variety sense is pretty high…how could anyone forget her inaugural strong heart story?
KpopEncarta: Exhibit A…oh man. 5:49 in.
KpopEncarta: So so awful.
Thekoreanjjang: But Jiyeons acting roles/development are at a higher level than Yoona’s.
Thekoreanjjang: Their voices are both lacking, but I feel as if Jiyeon has more confidence in her voice than Yoona. Jiyeon appears really comfortable with her role in t-ara while Yoona appears at odds with her role as the visual in snsd.
KpopEncarta: Well that’s because in snsd, you have to really excel just cuz of her competition.
Thekoreanjjang: Even in snsd’s the boys comeback, she lacked the confidence to really express her live voice in her solo parts. She seemed to shy away and let the background track of her voice take over her live parts.
KpopEncarta: Jiyeon gets more lines out of necessity and that builds confidence
Thekoreanjjang: I saw more lip synching than live, but Jiyeon’s performances really depends on her mood as well. When shes smiling, she glows like Eunjung, but when shes listless it kinda brings down their whole performance.
KpopEncarta: Yoona’s always damn good regardless.
Thekoreanjjang: Yoona has that seductive flair… shes hot shit and she knows it. Not to mention exhibit B of her octopus hair declaration among others. 7:45 in.
KpopEncarta: Hahaha. Alligator Yoona vs Dinosaur Jiyeon
Thekoreanjjang: ROFL!! Verdict: I’m gonna give the razor sharp edge to Jiyeon who is the up and coming triple threat beauty 5.0 to 4.9. Her voice seems more likely to improve within t-ara and her dance is also at a high level. Jiyeon’s acting is also improving at a faster pace than Yoona’s.
KpopEncarta: I give it to Yoona. Exhibit C and D
Thekoreanjjang: Wow I almost wavered.
KpopEncarta: Jiyeon might be the better actress.
Thekoreanjjang: Damn you encarta, but I still stand by my decision.
KpopEncarta: But entertainment value and looks I give to Yoona.
Thekoreanjjang: So far I have it 2-1 t-ara while you have it 2-1 snsd.
KpopEncarta: Lol. Yoona is ridiculously photogenic and somehow looks better irl…