K-pop girl group APink charm fans in Singapore

K-pop girl group APink are a picture of feminine charm, with their flowing locks and coy smiles.

Member Yoon Bo Mi, 21, shed her girly persona and had a taste of army life on military-themed reality TV programme Real Men earlier this year.

She told the media in Singapore that the most challenging part of her stint was the discipline of army life.

"I was really hungry on the show. It was difficult for me," she says at a press conference today.

The K-pop sextet met media before their first solo concert in Singapore at The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo, tonight.

The group debuted in 2011 and have churned up girly pop ditties such as Mr Chu (2014) and No No No (2013).

The other members are Park Cho Rong, 24, Jung Eun Ji, 21, Son Na Eun, 21, Kim Nam Joo, 19 and Oh Ha Young, 18.

K-drama fans may find vocalist Jung familiar. She shot to fame in nostalgia hit Reply 1997 (2012) and also starred in melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013).

While their feminine charm is a magnet for male fans, there were quite a number of female fans in the snaking queues at the venue.

One of them was Ms Kelsey Krasas, 25, who flew here from the United States to watch her favourite band for the first time live.

Sporting a tee plastered with a picture of member Nam Joo on it, Krasas, who works in sales, says: "I love APink for their vocals and passion for fans. I expect that I'll be blown away at their concert."

nggwen@sph.com.sg