Jennie was also praised in their BOOMBAYAH debut stage
In Feb 2017, when a Running Man member mentioned that Jennie is the only female idol he likes, she really started trending.
She finally got the promo she deserves like 6 months after debut with her DAZED photoshoot
She was on Naver main page after this
Here are Knetz reactions when she posted a yoga pic on insta
When her popularity REALLY blew up however, was during AIIYL era.
She was on Naver main page twice
Was always trending and Knetz praised her visuals ALOT, even if she didn't fit the typical Korean beauty standards
Would get compared to seniors idols and praised whenever she updated on Instagram
When BP appeared on Knowing Bros, she trended at #1 and didn't leave top 15 for 24 hours
We can safely say that she really started to blow up in 2017. It took a while but the general public would slowly become more and more interested in her as time passed by.
Brand Rep in 2017
As Jennie became more and more popular, obviously there would be people who didn't like that. We all know 2018 was the peak of BP and Jennie's hate...but let's continue.
Let's talk abt the comeback!
BLACKPINK released Square Up/D4, which then broke the charts, broke Youtube, broke EVERYTHING.
Then Jennie got sent to Running Man, which would be her first solo TV appearance.
The GP finally got to see who Jennie was like, loved her and her personality!
At this point in time, YG knew the demand for Jennie in Korea, so they decided to give her a solo!
We all know what happened with SOLO. Hit 1M ULs in 24 Hours and the only female soloist aside from IU to achieve that.
Miss Jennie Kim went even MORE viral during 2018. Her popularity kept growing and growing. We had an IT Girl on our hands.
Her Brand Ranking for 2018
By the end of the year, she had built an army for herself. She ranked #2 for Korea's Favorite Idols in 2018.
So despite all the hate she had received for being "YG's princess" being "lazy" and whatnot, she had still managed to take over Korea in 2 years. And that's what matters.
Jennie's success continued into 2019, she basically never left top 10 brand ranking except once.
Companies finally noticed her, and she became the face of HERA.
This was proven to be a smart decision, as the brand instantly started becoming trendy.
She remained in the top 10 of Gallup 2019
Too lazy to put what happened in 2020, LMAO
TL;DR: Stop downplaying Jennie's impact and achievements because of your saltiness.