Girls Day, Mamamoo, Suzy serve as Olympic torchbearers

K-pop group Mamamoo was among the torchbearers at the PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea. File Photo by Yonhap News Agency/EPA

Feb. 9 (UPI) — Girls Day, Mamamoo and Suzy represented South Korea as Olympic torchbearers.

The K-pop stars were among the Korean celebrities to help kick off the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, according to Billboard.

The Pyeongchang 2018 official Twitter account shared a video Thursday of Girls Day carrying the torch in Gangneung. The girl group was named an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in July.

“#PyeongChang2018 Honory Ambassador and #Kpop girl group, #GirlsDay is making #Gangneung shine brightly along with the Olympic Torch!” the PyeongChang account wrote.

Honorary Ambassador and girl group, is making shine brightly along with the Olympic Torch! 😻 에 등장한 4명의 성화여신! 💞 홍보대사 어두울수록 밝게 빛나는 오늘의 성화는 바로 내일 으로 향합니다!🏃

Girls Day also posted a photo on Twitter in their official Olympic outfits. The group said their role in the opening ceremony was a “meaningful” experience.

“#Let_Everyone_Shine,” the singers wrote.

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오랜만에 만나는 완전체 걸스데이😍 이라는 뜻깊은 행사에 참여했습니다! 열심히 준비하셨을 모든 선수분들과 스태프분들을 응원하겠습니다👍🏻

VIXX singers N and Leo, Super Junior members Donghae and Yesung and 2NE1 alum Sandara Park were among the other acts to serve as torchbearers. Retired Olympic figure skater Kim Yuna had the honor of lighting the torch.

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