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BOTOPASS (보토패스) is an eight-member girl group under WKS ENE and XX Entertainment. They made their debut on August 26, 2020 with the single album "Flamingo".[1]

Their name stands for "BOrn TO be PASSion".

History

2020: Debut with "Flamingo"

On July 7, 2020, WKS ENE and XX Entertainment announced plans to debut a new eight-member group called BOTOPASS in August. The group can communicate in four languages: Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.[2] From July 13 to July 20, the members were revealed via social medias, starting with Mihee, followed by Shiho, Ria, Cui Xiang, Harin, Seoyoon, Jiwon, and Ahyoon respectively.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

On August 3, it was announced via the group's social medias that their new debut date is August 26.[1]

On August 26, the group officially debuted with their first single album "Flamingo".

Controversy

BOTOPASS got swept up in the controversy surrounding the former ILUV members in the group (Cui Xiang, Seoyoon, and Jiwon), WKS ENE, and former ILUV member Min Ah.

Min Ah accused the former ILUV members of bullying her mentally and physically while she was in ILUV, causing her to struggle with depression, a panic disorder, and insomnia.[12] She also accused WKS ENE of contacting her after the news broke to ask her to keep quiet on the bullying.[13] WKS ENE has denied Min Ah's claims, saying she was making false accusations and that they had done nothing but support her and wait for her mental health to improve so she could come back to promote with ILUV.[14]

As a result of this situation, people started advocating for the former ILUV members to be removed from the line-up. On July 24, 2020, WKS ENE announced the group's debut was postponed.[15]

Members

Name Position(s)[16][17][18] Year(s) active
Seoyoon (서윤) Lead Vocalist 2020–present
Cui Xiang (최상) Lead Vocalist, Rapper 2020–present
Jiwon (지원) Main Vocalist 2020–present
Ria (리아) Vocalist 2020–present
Mihee (미희) Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2020–present
Harin (하린) Main Dancer, Vocalist 2020–present
Shiho (시호) Vocalist 2020–present
Ahyoon (아윤) Vocalist, Maknae 2020–present

Discography

Single albums

Trivia

Gallery

Promotional

Miscellaneous

References

Official links

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