Introducing Danielle Marsh and Hanni Pham – no ordinary Australian teenagers – photographed for their first magazine cover together. Jenna Guillaume meets the duo at the heart of NewJeans, a K-pop supergroup that just might become the biggest band in the world.
“Oh my god, you’re from Australia!” The excitement from this month’s cover stars Danielle Marsh and Hanni Pham to be on set with Vogue Australia is palpable, especially when they learn that two members of the team have flown all the way from their home country to South Korea for the shoot. As they pose together with a comfort and ease only a genuine friendship can create, they talk and joke in their strong Australian accents and, more than once, cannot contain their laughter. Look closely, and they could be any teen besties hanging out—except, of course, they’re surrounded by a huge entourage for a Vogue cover shoot. And despite their homegrown roots—Marsh, 18, hails from Newcastle while Pham, 19, grew up in Melbourne—they are actually two of the biggest pop stars in the world right now.
It’s notoriously difficult for Australian singers and musicians to “make it” overseas, a notion still held up as the pinnacle of pop culture success. But Marsh and Pham are part of an ever-growing group of antipodeans who have become major stars in South Korea, and, by extension, the rest of the world. K-Pop as a genre has exploded globally in the last decade, thanks in no small part to the likes of supergroups including BTS and Blackpink (in which Melbourne girl and former Vogue Australia cover star Rosé is a member). It’s tempting to categorise NewJeans, the five-person girl group Marsh and Pham are two proud members of, as the next big thing.
Hanni wears a Rick Owens bustier. Danielle wears a Marc Jacobs dress, Cartier earrings and ring.
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