SM Entertainment’s new girl group aespa has released its avatar teaser for member Winter.
At midnight on November 4 KST, SM Entertainment dropped a teaser video titled “SYNK, WINTER” that shows various charms of Winter.
The video featured avatar “ae-WINTER” in the virtual world based on Winter’s data, raising expectations for Espa’s vast world view.
In addition, a teaser image showing Winter and ae-Winter side by side was unveiled through aespa’s official SNS accounts, drawing keen attention.
Meanwhile, the name “aespa” is a combination of “æ,” which comes from the words “avatar and experience,” and “aspect.” The group will drop their debut album Black Mamba on November 17.
Here are some of the reactions. “aespa isn’t just a group, it’s a cultural reset,” “Not to be rude, but every time I see the virtual version, I think about K/DA,” “Winter has exceeded all our expectations. She is an icon,” and “Is it just me or the AI version really doesn’t look like Winter?”