I wonder if Blackjacks knew they were going to write a new chapter in K-pop history when they spent those six weeks voting day and night for 2NE1 to win MTV Iggy‘s Best New Band in the World.
Blackjacks couldn’t possibly have known they were going to give 2NE1 the best Christmas present ever — a chance to perform in Times Square… in New York City… in the US.. for the first time ever!
While strolling the streets of Fifth Avenue with her fellow members, Minzy told us that she used to dream of one day making a passport and hopping on a plane to visit other countries. “When I was little, I used to wonder if I’d ever get to travel abroad… And now, my dream has come true. I can’t believe I’m actually here… It’s all thanks to our fans’ voting. That’s how I ended up here!” she smiled, twirling around, surrounded by the same tall buildings she had seen in all those movies growing up.
And what would a trip to the Big Apple be without some sightseeing and shopping thrown in the mix?
MTV K took the girls around town just days before they would be crowned at MTV Iggy’s Best New Band Concert on December 12, 2011.
Scroll through some photos of their visit to Central Park, the ever-iconic FAO Schwarz toy store (where they picked out a few gifts for some very special Blackjacks…!!!), and be sure to watch 2NE1 Explores New York City! below, which first aired live at MTV Iggy’s Best New Band Concert last week, with footage from the girls’ tour around NYC and a sneak peek at MTV Iggy’s rooftop photo shoot with the girls!
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