F(x) Victoria shares their 10th Korean Music Awards trophy!
Mar 02, 2013 09:30
In behalf of F(x), leader Victoria received their 10th Korean Music Awards trophy 'Best Dance & Electronic Song Award' for their hit song 'Electric Shock'. On SMTOWN's facebook account, a photo of her holding their trophy was uploaded.
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