So if you haven’t heard, all hell broke loose when popular South Korean makeup and skincare brand Banila Co (바닐라코) posted up a teaser on their Facebook page sometime this week.
Here, in case you missed it:
As per the post above, other than the poster artwork featuring the words, “Coming Soon Pavilion Kuala Lumpur” and SM Entertainment’s K-Pop idol girl group SNSD Girls’ Generation’s leader Taeyeon (태연), no further details were revealed. But fans were quick to jump into the conclusion that Taeyeon will be in town to officiate the launch and as such, rumours flew.
Taeyeon was chosen as the face of Banila Co in September 2016. The brand’s previous models include South Korean actress and also BIGBANG member Taeyang’s girlfriend Min Hyo Rin (March 2011), SISTAR’s Hyorin (August 2011), former SNSD Girls’ Generation member Jessica Jung (September 2012), singer Roy Kim (June 2013), and “Running Man” star Song Ji Hyo (August 2014).
One important thing to note is that currently, Banila Co Malaysia already has 3 other outlets in the country located at Sunway Pyramid, The Gardens Mall, and KL Sogo. So considering the fact that the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur outlet is not the brand’s first, would Banila Co Malaysia be flying Taeyeon in to officiate the opening?
The outlet is slated to open on 15th November 2016. We’ve reached out to Banila Co Malaysia for comment so hang in there as we’ll be updating this post with more information as soon as we get the details.
Meanwhile, for more pictures of the upcoming Banila Co Malaysia outlet located on Level 5 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, check out the gallery below:
UPDATE (7th November, 3:30pm):
We’ve got bad news for you SONEs.
A representative from Banila Co has confirmed that Taeyeon won’t be visiting the country anytime soon. However, their Head Makeup Artiste from Korea, Mr Kim, and celebrity model, Han Eu Ddeum, will be joining the makeup company in officiating their Pavilion outlet.
For more information, hit up Banila Co Malaysia’s Facebook page.