Last year, NCT 127 posted a photo of Johnny wearing a University of California, Los Angeles sweatshirt on their social media.
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) April 3, 2020
Recently, fans have been resurfacing the image and using it to trick both NCTzens and maybe even UCLA! One edit has it appear that the university had Johnny as a model for their marketing campaigns. They even went so far as to make it look like Johnny was featured on UCLA’s website!
JOHNNY'S ON THE UCLA WEBSITE???? pic.twitter.com/PuBYKq4Oqp
— miju 🦆 (@himboline) March 20, 2021
A lot of fans fell victim to their fellow NCTzen’s professional editing skills. They even went on the website to discover that there was no Johnny to be found.
Samee! I just checked it just now. Huhuuu pic.twitter.com/eGhUqhxV0S
— mitsee (@mariaDae___) March 20, 2021
Since so many NCTzens quickly visited the UCLA website to see Johnny, someone raised a valid point… Lowkey, NCT was helping to drive up visits to the university’s website. 👀
After seeing the potential of what the website could look like, fans are proposing a potential upgrade. If Johnny were really added to the website, it could even increase admissions too.
Another NCTzen attempted to trick UCLA by claiming her “boyfriend” was accepted and going to the university. UCLA is an accredited university, so they’re too smart to fall for any pranks! They do have a good sense of humor, though, so they retweeted, playing along, but specified in the comments that it was NCT’s Johnny… along with a compliment. 😉
— UCLA (@UCLA) March 20, 2021
This isn’t the first time UCLA has shown some love for him! When NCT 127 originally posted the picture in 2020, they retweeted it then too.