“One of the reasons I became so outspoken when I decided to come out of treatment and talk about my issues was because when I grew up and I was dealing with the pressures to be thin - it was that time in the tabloids when very very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine and that’s what I was looking up to, so that’s what I had to idolize. I don’t want that for young girls to idolize, it’s very unhealthy — and there was nobody out there for me to look at and say ‘you know what maybe this is unhealthy, maybe starving myself isn’t the answer’ so I want to be that for a 13 year old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner or an 18 year old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down, y’know there needs to be a role model out there and for the first time in my life I actually feel like one…”
The Asian pop dance group is a five membered girl group made up of international and native members including Korean members Sulli, Luna, Korean-American member Krystal, Chinese-American member Amber and the Chinese Victoria who unite to form ‘f(x)’. Their group name ‘f(x)’ is uniquely written like the mathematical symbol for ‘function’, which portrays the members’ passion to unfold electric performances throughout not only Korea but also Asia based on their various talents that could be applied into the equation as ‘x’, to yield unexpected results. The name is also a play on the mathematical notation for function with “f” stands for flower, and “x” stands for the XX chromosomes in females. They will be a feminine and beautiful group like flowers, and will be the hot, successful and influential icon of Asia.