Yep, ASTRO is officially the brand models for Secret Day, a company that makes feminine hygenie products aka menstral pads wooooo!!!!
'Secret Day' explained, "They were selected because they have this sincere image of a considerate boyfriend who understands their girlfriend."
And I'm pretty sure you get photo cards too? Maybe? In which case, I'm looking forward to that time of month LMAO.
Why do I think this is really groovy?
Because periods have always been a thing that have been ~gross~ and make men feel ~uncomfortable~ (tbh its the mark of a truly awesome man if he's cool enough to go buy you pads when you need them)
Having men promote the product, especially idols that are meant to be role models, might help guys realize that they should be understanding and if they have a special lady in their life, they should be there to get through the tough times (some of the commercials include ASTRO giving out chocolate which, at least in my personal case, is NECESSARY during that time of month hahahhaa)
I think this is a really cool idea!
And here's the behind the scenes:
This comes right after a story that spread all through Korean news sites:
A girl was sitting on the bus when she got her period unexpectedly, there was a small blood stain on her leg and a man who was standing next to her saw it. He "accidentally" spilled the strawberry milk he was drinking near her seat and apologized, giving her his jacket to cover the milk stain.
“I’m sorry I spilled it. You can take my clothes and tie it around you before you leave,” he said!
A boy's friend posted about it online, the girl responded thanking him, and now that boy is a national hero lol!