IU and Red Velvet‘s Irene are both top stars in the Korean entertainment scene, but their eating habits are such polar opposites that the comparison is trending online.

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The particular eating habit in question is the number of times they chew food before swallowing, and IU and Irene couldn’t be any more different.

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In the web variety show, Level Up! Thrilling Project, Irene revealed her particular eating habit.

Whenever I eat a meal, I tell myself that I should chew more than 30 times. But I end up chewing a bite only 3 times.

– Irene

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Unlike Irene, who eats at the speed of light, IU once revealed that she chews her food many, many times.

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In a past appearance on KBS Cool FM’s Jung Eunji’s Music Plaza, IU confessed that she chews her food more than 30 times and explained why.

I chew my food more than 30 times. I feel like that’s the only way I can fully savor the flavors.

– IU

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The two contrasting eating habits of IU and Irene have fans discussing who they can relate to more.

  • I can’t seem to chew for a long time like IU.
  • How do you chew over 30 times?
  • I have a hard time digesting if I only chew a couple of times.
  • I’m just like IU.
  • I’m too hungry to chew that many times.

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Which side do you lean towards?