2ne1 was the first k-pop group I really stanned. Although others came before, they were the first ones to talk to me on a personal level: they taught me it’s ok to be quirky and to not fit standards, that not being the cute pretty girl is not the end of the world, taught me that everyone struggles, that I should speak up and express myself. I grow up with them and watched as they went through so much and always came back doing awesome music.

Thank you, 2ne1. You’ll never know, but ‘Ugly’ saved my life.

Until we meet again, 안녕.