Blackpink‘s Rosé poses for the digital cover story of Vogue Australia Magazine‘s June 2022 edition, guest edited by Baz Luhrmann, captured by fashion photographer Kim Hee June. In charge of styling was Minhee Park, with set design from Seo Yun Choi. Beauty is work of hair stylist Lee Seon-Yeong, makeup artist Woosun, and manicurist Park Eunkyung.
When I got [to Korea], I was like, ‘This is quite intense,’ I notice[d] that there [were] 12 other girls who had been training day and night for about five years. And I had just gotten there. If I don’t catch up, I’m going to be cut and sent right back to Australia, where I’ve told all my friends that I’m dropping out of school and working on my music. I ended up fighting for my life, training for my life. Because I couldn’t accept the fact that I’d just be cut and sent back. So I had no time to slack off. I remember I took every minute and every second to work on my craft so that I [could] make it. And I think it was a good drive. Just the fact that I had flown all the way from Australia gave me more strength [and] determination to strive.
I absolutely loved Moulin Rouge! I liked a bunch of other movies after that. [But] I noticed the reason that I like[d] those movies was because the protagonists reminded me so much of Nicole Kidman and Moulin Rouge!. I think [the film] really inspired me to become the female artist that I am, and I still dream to be. That glamorous, fragile, but beautiful, performer. – Rosé
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