NMIXX member Lily goes viral for KCON LA enthusiasm

NMIXX member Lily’s excitement at performing on the first day of KCON LA led to a memorable moment at the group’s press conference. The group is among the many K-pop artists set to perform at the three-day event at the Crypto.com Arena and Los Angeles Convention Center.

This will be NMIXX’s second appearance at KCON LA, following their 2022 debut. Lily, Haewon, Sullyoon, BAE, Jiwoo, and Kyujin hit the music scene last year with their single album Ad Mare. In March 2023, they released their first EP Expergo. We loved it so much we named it one of the best releases of the first half of the year.

At this year’s KCON LA Day 1 event, NMIXX will be sharing the stage with a number of notable K-pop acts. These include CRAVITY, IVE, MONSTA X’s sub-unit SHOWNU X HYUNGWON, SHINee’s Taemin, NCT’s Taeyong and WayV.

With such an exciting lineup, is it any wonder that Lily can’t help but show her enthusiasm?

The viral moment

As seen in a video shared on X (formerly Twitter) by a fan, Lily is leading the group out onto the stage for their press conference. Unfortunately, she forgot to check if anyone was following her and ended up being the only one standing there.

While this situation may be embarassing in other circumstances, we find it adorable due to Lily’s superb confidence and her joy at being there. The announcer introduces NMIXX and Lily heads out, waving to a cheering crowd.

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She encounters a slight hiccup when passing the glare of the projector screen …

KCON LA 2023 press conference

But soon recovers and does a little dance as she heads up the stage.

KCON LA 2023 press conference

Lily is so focused on the moment that she doesn’t realize she is alone on stage. At that point, the announcer also realizes this and exclaims: “The other members are not walking behind Lily!” This finally causes her to turn around and look.

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However, all is well, as shown in a follow-up video. All the members of NMIXX manage to walk out together in perfect harmony, with Lily leading the charge.

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They each introduce themselves and the event goes on as normal. Still, it is a cute moment that shows that K-pop idols are not immune from making the same mistakes as the rest of us.

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The group also gave their best smiles while posing together with fans who came to see them at the meet and greet session.


NMIXX will be performing at the Day 1 main show, which streams on YouTube at 8PM PDT on Aug 18, 2023, or 12PM KST on Aug 19, or 8:30AM IST on Aug 19.