Kyla Massie (PRISTIN) Facts
- Ex-K-Pop Group: PRISTIN (2017-2019)
- Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer and Maknae.
- Training period: 5 years.
- Fair Oaks Elementary School.
- Albert Einstein Academy.
- iLEAD Exploration.
- Fandom Name: Classics.
- Languages: English (native language) and Korean (Fluent).
- Specialty: Rap.
- Hobbies: Singing and writing lyrics.
- Favorite movie: Harry Potter.
- Favorite food: Beef, acorn jelly, Mexican food and tofu stew.
- Favorite song: “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
- She is a U.S. and Korean national.
- Before signing with PLEDIS she made several ads for shoes and dolls, was a child actress and model in America, and started when she was around 6-7 years old.
- Originally entered in PLEDIS as a vocalist in 2010. she auditioned with the songs Different Tears from Wonder Girls and Gee from Girls’ Generation.
- She was a backup dancer in the music video for “My Copycat” by Orange Caramel.
- After unveiling her practice video on the official channel of PLEDIS on YouTube, the CEO of her company uploaded on Instagram the video of her audition in August 2012.
- She has been involved in controversies since her debut because her complexion does not follow the traditional beauty standards in idols, so she has been receiving harsh treatment from the group’s fans during multiple performances in different shows, which claim that she is not handling her weight well, using derogatory words towards her about her alleged overweight in public events and receiving intimidation by the fans of PRISTIN who constantly remain silent during Kyla’s lines while the other members also receive applause when they take the stage, prompting theories that the fans are deliberately boycotting her. The situation has reached such a point that Kyla has presented stress symptoms and even members of her family have come out to defend her on social networks
- She was involved in further controversy after she was ignored by fans during the fanmeeting of PRISTIN held on September 10, 2017 and demonstrated in a home video of the event which went viral, showing that during their individual time to pose, and despite trying to take the moment in stride using various cute poses and smiling fancams prefer to point their cameras at the rest of the members on the side.
- After she traveled to the USA to be with her family for the Chuseok holidays on October 12, 2017, PLEDIS reported that she will take a break from group activities due to her health condition.
- On October 16, 2018, a short clip of Kyla appeared on social media. The idol was captured working at a local fair in the United States.
- On September 22, 2019, in commemoration of opening her YouTube channel she officially announces the name of her Fanclub, “Classics” in one of her videos, she revealed that there are about thirty songs recorded by PRISTIN that were not released to the public.
Kyla Massie (PRISTIN) Music
- PRISTIN – Over n Over (2017)
Kyla Massie (PRISTIN) Music Videos
- Orange Caramel &- My Copycat (2014)