Name of fanclub: Monbebe USA
Year formed: 2016
What is your role in this fanclub (what position)?: Co-founder
Was there any special reason that led you to form this club?: I was watching Monsta X videos one day, and realized how strong my love for them was. They made me laugh on my worst days, and cry tears of proudness on my best days. I felt like I should be doing more than just sitting in my bed watching them, and suddenly I felt the urge to show them how much they are loved in the USA and just how strong the Monbebe presence is here. I saw there weren’t many active Monsta X USA fanclubs and had so many ideas of what to do, so I decided to start one. I had previous experience in administrating fanbases, so I took to the Monsta X Daum cafe, wrote a post saying that I was looking for people interested to start the journey with me, and the rest is history!
What do you like about Monsta X?: I love how their personalities do a 180 degree change on and off stage. They are complete variety kings off stage, but once the stage lights come on, you can see their passion to put on an unstoppable performance burn in their eyes. And then of course, they are extremely talented in producing their own music and choreography. Also, the love and dedication they give to their fans is like no other. The members are constantly coming up with ways to thank their fans for everything they do. That goes the same way for the fans. The fans love Monsta X unconditionally, and are always there for other Monbebes as well. ♥
Have you ever met the group/members of the group?: I have! I had the fortunate chance of getting a hi-touch pass with them during KCON 2015 and then saw them again in 2016, but only through the far eyes of the audience.
What events does your fanclub do?: We are still new, so we have only done a KCON bracelet project where we passed out bracelets to fans and we have also done many giveaways. Don’t worry, though! We have many ideas for anniversaries and birthday projects! We also can’t wait for them to have their own solo concert in the USA so we can do even more!
How do you communicate with other members in your fanclub?: Our main outlet to interact with fans is Twitter, but we plan to start a tumblr website soon! The admins, however, communicate through Kakao.
Proximity of members (all from same country/city, etc)?: We have followers from all around the world, but as for the admins, we have one on the West Coast, and the rest on the East Coast of the US. I was also fortunate to meet up with our followers at KCON, and was not expecting all the love and support they gave us! It’s really great to be able to connect with fans online through updating, but its even more amazing to see our followers face to face. It’s moments like those that make the hard work worth it. ♥♥♥
What message would you like to give to Monsta X fans around the world?: I would love to let the Monbebes around the world know that the US Monbebes are passionate about Monsta X, and to please not view us as a separate crazy entity since we are all one. I would also encourage Monbebes around the world to keep loving and supporting Monsta X! They deserve so much love, and although we may be international fans, there are so many things we can do to support them from afar, like music show voting, hashtag support, presents, etc. Never give up!!! :D
Official links to all fanclub social media: Twitter: @MonbebeUSA