I've translated some speeches and will come back to edit/ add more translations as I go along. I watched the election here: (Don't know if I'm allowed to post the video. If not, mods please feel free to remove it). UNDERGIRLS 32th Jib Comment: I'm glad it started with Jib. She's been through a lot, particularly with regards to bullying related to her looks. She was often mocked and ignored. Many people wonder if she would even last in BNK, so this is a great outcome for her. Actually there are two preliminary results announcements before this, actually what position did I get? I do not remember (laugh). The first day passed, the second day passed and finally we're here today, in fact I secretly thought that I would not feel sad on the actual day regardless of what rank I get because I know everyone has done their best. To be honest, I didn't think I'd still be here. (cries) Thank you very much everybody! 30th Namsai Comment: It seems her mind-space was completely consumed by the whole Nazi incident that she's unable to be happy for her results. Irregardless, I think it shows how she truly felt about the incident. So...sorry that I'm unable to smile for you. (cries) Thank you everyone for the voting points. Thank you for being beside me. Thank you very much. (pause) No. Don't cry. This isn't cool at all. And...and...for the incident that happened. The incident that happened, I'm sorry. I feel wrong. And...all the things happened was due to my mistake and my ignorance. I'm unable to go back and change what happened, but I promise that this will never happen again. I also...(cries)...I want this incident becomes a lesson for both myself and everyone so that we'll be more careful...so...please forgive me! (collapse on the floor crying). Thank you. 29th Nink Comment: Nink has always been underestimated and ignored. People seem to find her cute behavioural traits 'fake'. She's often regarded as one of the least popular first gen girls so everyone is surprised that she ranks. Nonetheless, I love her speech and how it shows her friendship with Namsai and their bond. This kind of friendship is why I love BNK. (cries) Actually I should say 'Yay!', right? Thank you everyone, if there isn't everyone there to give me motivation, I probably won't be here at 29th. This is the first time and the first step for me. And I hope that...everyone will please support me and everyone more in future. And also, that everyone watching us at home, (cries) please understand Namsai and forgive Namsai! (bows and cries) She really feels wrong, even before we left the room. Please have mercy! Thank you. 26th Fond Comment: Fond is one of the girls being pushed as the face of Gen 2. I think she's self-asssured and confident, so she seemed somewhat disappointed by her rank. She's putting on a brave face though. Everyone, thank you very much. I admit that I was sad when I saw the first preliminary results because I thought that my rank was higher. But once I think about it, I already feel happy with this result. At least I was able to enter among 32 people, I think running in this general elections is an important lesson for me, such as various things like perspective and way of thinking. At the beginning I might feel like I've failed, but as time went on, I was able to have more positive thinking. As I wrote in the IG, it was true that I always tried to think positive and think about good things. I saw the results today and I felt that what I've been thinking has allowed me to achieve this result. Everyone, thank you. I will promise to try hard in future. I'll be able to show you my abilities. I won't work hard (note: she mispoke). No! I will work hard! (laughs) I won't give up! Thank you! 23rd Mewnich Comment: Mewnich has been pushed as one of the aces of Gen 2, so she's definitely feeling a lot of pressure to live up to that. Her poor results in the preliminary must have shaken her confidence in herself so this must have been a relief for her. (crying) I admit, at first I was really scared. When I was sitting I was scared. Scared of everything. But I'm not scared anymore because I know everyone is here beside me. (sobs) Thank you everyone. Thank you really for bringing me here. I know everyone is tired, so really, thank you. 21th Izurina Comment: This is the one I've been waiting for. If there's one speech you have to watch, it's this one. Watch it from the time her name was called to the end of her speech. This will restore your faith in the 48 Group. 8 years since becoming an idol, this was the first time her name got called on an election stage. When 'Izurina' was announced, she got the biggest cheer from the entire hall, every single fandom, every member. Many grown men were crying, the atmosphere gave me goosebumps. It was particularly touching when Miori ran up to hug her. Although it wasn't shown in the livestream, Miori actually cried so hard she collapsed on the floor and had to be picked up by other members. Also, as Izurina came back to her seat, everyone swarmed to hug her. Cherprang waited at the back until everyone cleared away to give Izurina a hug herself. Although Cherprang has been holding back her tears, she finally broke down when Izurina was ranked. Truly a beloved member of the group. Thank you very much to everyone who supported me. Thank you very much (cries from the beginning) Actually, after I didn't rank in the first preliminary result, I felt very sad. To be honest, I felt a little like giving up. (cries) But everyone said "Don't give up", "I'll always support you", "Let's try together", so I didn't give up and kept going. And thank you everyone. And thank you for all the staff. And thanks to all the members. Thank you very much. I just want to say "Can I stay at BNK 48 for a long, long time?" 20th Miori Comment: Like Izurina, Miori must have came in feeling like an outsider. It's great to see how much support she gets from the other girls. She's one of the funnier members of the group who doesn't try to look sweet or nice. Her default mode is troll, to everyone including her fans. I would like to say "thank you very much everybody!" (makes a vomiting sound) Actually, I thought I wouldn't be amongst the 32 people. There are not too many fans who come during the handshake events (laugh). So even though I was saying that I wanted to be number one, but in reality, I was sure that I would not place as one of the 32 people. Then I got 16th place in the first preliminary result, and even in the second time I was in 19th place. And now I am 20th. (audience laughs) Actually, I'm really happy that the center of the song is Japanese...half Japanese! (note: referring to Satchan) Then Rina is in 21st place, and then it's me. I'm so happy. But I want to rank in the Senbatsu. (audience laughs) That's why I will keep doing my best. I will also do my best to study Thai language. Thank you very much for everyone! 17th Satchan Comment: I'm super happy for Satchan. She brings that cute younger sister character to BNK. I love her relationship with Cherprang, it's like an older sister to a younger sister. In some ways, I see many wotas regarding her as a future ace of the young generation. I was relieved because during the handshake meetings, many people asked me "Do you want to be in Senbatsu or do you want to be the center?" And then I got 17th in the preliminary announcement, people asked me this question again. I...want to be a center, but I also want to be in senbatsu! Because then I get to go out to the media press! (laughs) Thank you very much everyone. Thank you to the fans. Thank you for the cute project "See this smile at IMPACT". So yes, thank you very much everyone. Thank you to the management, to the staff, and I don't now how to thank you enough, but thank you for everything. As 17th place, I promise to do my best in my role as the center. Also, I will post to the IG once a month! Thank you very much everyone. I tried to combine these translation with the previous post, but it won't let me save for some reason. Maybe it's too long. If the mods see this, please help me combine them. Thanks. SENBATSU 15th Kaimook Comment: Kaimook is known as the most 'cutesy' member fo the group. She's been attacked for that online and mocked as being fake and pretentious, even though I feel that's just how she is naturally. However, she's also found her niche in that and have gone on to front BNK's beverage Desserto campaign and hosts her own cooking show. I like that she's free to be kawaii and owning that concept. At first I was really scared. I couldn’t eat. I haven’t been able to sleep for a week now. (cries) Because I was so scared. I couldn’t sleep. When the preliminary results were announced, I was in 17th place. I was very sad. Because in the past, I’ve always had the chance. For two years, I’ve never fell out of the main senbatsu single. But it came to this single and felt like I didn’t have any confidence in myself. I felt that I would make my fans sad.. Until now, I have worked on my singing and dancing. I tried to audition to get into many songs because I want to sing often for my fans. And thank you all the fans. All through the past 2 years, I’ve experienced good things, bad things, things that’s affected my heart, but everyone has always been here by my side. Supported me and helped me. Pushed me to get this position. This is a reward for everyone as well. So, thank you everyone so much. I will try my best to rank in all the singles form now on. Let’s fight together! Thank you. 14th Natherine Comment: Natherine is definitely the dark horse of the 2nd Gen. Not known for being a looker, she's never been selected for anything (she did not appear on any main singles or coupling song). Nevertheless, she vowed to become known as the "idol of hard work". She's proven herself by asking fans to send her a message on Facebook before a handshake event so she can remember all their names. She's also created her own content and actually got traction after making a Youtube channels to predict football results (and being terrible at it). As a gamer, she's also gotten a gig as a game caster for several events. I'm glad that she didn't accept her fate passively, and that she fought for it with everything she got. (cries before starting) Actually since becoming a BNK member, there’s been many things I’ve been unsure of. But the thing I’m most sure of, as a member, is that the most important thing to me is my fans. I want to thank you for sending me here. If not for everyone, I am probably unable to do this. In the past, I’ve never made any senbatsu, whether it’s the main single or a coupling single. I’ve never been selected for any song. Even for the ‘Mata’ audition, I practiced very hard. I was so sad. But today, I’m able to be in the senbatsu for the main single, I’m so happy. (cries) Everyone is probably really tired, and I’ve always seen that everyone has done their best for me. Thank you so much everyone. And thank you my mum and dad for understanding me and allowing me to do the things I love, without restrictions. For opening the way to let me do what I love. Thank you to the management company of BNK48. (audience laughs) What are you laughing at? Thank you to all the staff. Thank you to all the 1st Gen members for always giving advice, and for the friends in the 2nd Gen for always giving me smiles and happiness. I feel so happy to be in this group. Actually, before that…what is everyone laughing at? Actually before this I’ve already prepared myself. I believed that even if I didn’t make senbatsu for the main single, it’s fine because everyone has done their best, and I’ve seen that everyone has done all this for me. So today I’m a bit shocked. Before this, my lucky number was 11 because of my birthday, but after this I’d like to change that to number 14. Also, lastly, when people shake my hands, people always ask between me becoming a senbatsu member and my favourite football team becomes the champions of the Premiere League, which one would happen first? I always tell them “I don’t know, because it’s in the future”, but today, I’m able to answer them that “I made senbatsu first!” And no matter what, the team that I love will win the championship! 13th Wee Comment: Another dark horse, she wasn't initially regarded as anything special by the management but her sudden & unexpected popularity after her debut made everyone pay attention. She subsequently became one of the most pushed members of the 2nd generation. Wee trades on her cool tomboy image, basically as a guy in a girl's body. Good at sports and a gamer (she's into PUBG), she's the quintessential 'cool girl' that's just one of the boys. Unfortunately, this tomboy trait has also gotten her into trouble, such as when she joked around with a veteran actor who came to their Digital Live Studio that he's old enough to play the heroine's father, not the hero. This became a big controversy in hierarchical Thailand, and made outsiders criticise BNK members as a whole. Known for keeping her cool image, it must have been hard for her to hold back tears as she made her apology in her speech. I’ve felt, truly, that since the preliminary result…that ranking, I wasn’t happy with it. I was a bit pressured because I felt I’m not worthy yet to be there. So I felt…actually, I’m not sad with the results I get now, so please don’t worry everyone. (laughs) I felt that how did an ordinary girl get a number of people who suddenly came to be by her side and cheering for her. I didn’t think I would be here at this point. (squeals and tries to hold back from crying) I admit that since entering BNK, I’ve experienced many events, both good and bad. Some events have made me feel like giving up, and made me question did I do the right thing by choosing to be here. Or maybe this isn’t my place to be. Some events, I was my own mistakes that I made myself. And this made a whole group people look at me differently. And these people did not only look at me differently, they look at my fans, and the members of BNK that they are like that. (breaks down crying) I feel sad, and apologize again if the mistakes I did made everyone look bad. (cries) (speaks to herself) You idiot. (Note: Wee hates crying in public) But I overcame it, and I’ll become a stronger Weeraya. Lastly, I want to say if not for everyone, I wouldn’t be here. I will do my best with all my strength. Thank you for what you have given me. Thank you. Likewise, I'm unable to combine the translation with the previous posts through the edit function. I think maybe there's a word limit on each post. 12th Pupe Comment: Pupe is the comedienne of the group. She doesn't take anything too seriously and have jokingly laughed at her fans to their face when they told her they were unable to get a theatre ticket. Many people like her for her irreverence and trolling. However, from the documentary Girls Don't Cry, it's evident that she feels insecure for being middle of the pack. Not high enough to be a top member, and not low enough to be sympathised and pitied. Her speech reflects that. First of all, can you zoom out further away? (audience laughs) Foremost, I have to thank everyone very much. Recenly, I gave an interview. They asked “Do you think senbatsu position is important?” I said it’s important during the beginning, because even though I’ve started making senbatsu in the later period, but most people only look at the top members. Pay attention to them, praise them. And…sympathize with the undergirls. But the ones who are in the middle…(laughs and tears)…usually gets forgotten. But even then, I still want it! But I still want it! Even though I don’t know myself why I want it. But today in this morning’s concert, I made me learn that senbatsu position allows me to be on stage for longer. I allows me to do the things I love, to sing, to dance, to be able see everyone’s faces, to see their smile that they send out. It’s a very happy thing. And I want to talk about a group of people who’s never forgotten member me. Regardless of what fandom they’re in. (laughs) Thank you very much for your efforts and cooperation in this event. I know that my fans are not so many, and also don’t have much money. But everyone was willing to give up…sweets, gave up many things, in order to give it to me. But it’s not a small amount of money. Some people have spent 10,000 or 100,000. What I'm more happy about than I ranking in this time was that I could see the way people love me and all those who love me unite. (laughs). Thank you for helping to shine a light, even if it’s a small light, but it’s many lights that came together to become no less bright than a spotlight. Then one last thing. What I've been thinking when to say it all the while but not sure when to say it…(shouts) I love everyone the most! Thank you very much! 10th place Namneung Comment: As the BNK member with the most fangirls, Namneung is in a unique place. She's known as 'husband bear', and her fans are known are 'bear wives'. She's seen as the girl that other girls want to be friends with. As a cool older-sister type that likes to joke around and doesn't try too hard to maintain a 'pretty' image. It's easy to see that from any handshake events that her handshake queues always have the prettiest fangirls. She looks at her fangirls all throughout her speech and the high-pitched screams she got contrasted quite clearly from the other members. Her fandom has been mocked for being female, with many people saying sexist things like "She won't get far, women don't have the paying power as men" or being "annoying fangirls with annoying screams". For her to rank quite highly is just reward. (laughs) Thank you very much to everyone who supported me from the first day to today. Even if there were not many people who walked with me on the first day, but it’s not important as the fact that we walk together. (loud screaming from female fans) From the first single I made the back row for all the senbatsu. I didn’t have any confidence wherever I go, whether that’s in the fish tank (note: Digital Live Studio) or for various events. (cries) But now I have to thank all the screams from fans that’s given me more confidence. Thank you everyone, especially my fangirls. Even though many of you have been mocked in forum threads that your screams are annoying or whatnot, but your screams have never made me annoyed. Also, even though I’m not always in my ‘handsome’ self, such as the times I’m in my old sister/ aunty type-self, you still stay beside me. Thank you everyone. Thank you for giving me the 10th place. I will do it with full power. And in the days ahead, I will go up any further. Thank you very much. 9th Pun Comment: As one of the top members of BNK, she's been cited as one of the possible contenders to take the top spot and rival Cherprang. She has one of the highest SNS numbers and have been pushed in media events, product endorsement and senbatsu. She was also the center for the 5th single 'BNK Festival'. She's seen as a cool fun girl who acts her age and loves to take care of others. She's from the K-Pop line and was formerly regarded as a tomboy type (although this seems to have softened in recent times). Irregardless, this ranking was definitely shocker for her, the fans, the members and the entire audience. You could hear gasps throughout the hall and people looking around at each other in stunned silence. You can also tell that she's trying to put on a brave face but she's holding back tears for the entire speech. (silently crying and holding back tears) Everyone, thank you very much. I know that everyone was burdened. In truth...I knew that a lot of my fans would be uncomfortable with this event. Because they probably got words thrown at them that affected their hearts. When I read the threads, I see everyone doing their best for me. And thank you for always being beside me. Today…actually prior to this, I said I could be anywhere for the general election. Right? But to be honest, in the first preliminary results when I got 7th, I felt in my heart that I was fine with that. But many people probably felt that they wanted me to go further. And for the second time, I got 8th, and many people came to shake hands and gave me encouragements. Many things. At first when shaking hands, I didn’t cry, but everyone cried, so I cried. To be trendy. (laughs) And some people told me “You have to speak out, what you want”, so I wrote that actually I am quite shocked. I didn’t think my name would be 7th at that time. And today, I got 9th…thank you for that. Everyone, please don’t be sad. I feel…this is good enough. Thank you everyone for always being beside me. And after this, I will do my best. This is just the general election ranking right? (laughs and cries) After this, there’s probably many other rankings to come. The most important thing is that we got this rank together, and I am proud of it. I’d like to truly thank everyone for giving me this reward. Thank you.