[Trans - Interview] “We are Hwanhee’s proteges” The hot search for the complete mother’s friend’s son ‘MYNAME’
[Newsen Jeonwon reporter/Lee Jaeha reporter(Photos)]
Have you you heard of ‘MY NAME’? They are the idol group raised by Hwanhee. This is Hwanhee’s last present to the public before he enlists into the army. After being known as ‘Hwanhee Boys’, they are finally called ‘MYNAME’ and will soon be making their debut. What’s more weird is that Hwanhee is enlisting the same day as their debut on October 27th.
MYNAME is garnering a lot of anticipation for being the work of Hwanhee, the singer who captured and shook the music industry. As 5 members with Chaejin, JunQ, Seyong, Gunwoo and Insoo, these guys have an impressive history that they can be proud of. They will never be common.
Seyong has a matured look. That’s because he had previously acted in ‘Believe In Love’. He was also once a JYP trainee. “We really practiced so much that we didn’t even know if we were going to debut” said Seyong as he counted teamwork as the condition for success. He added, “As our trainee life went on for a long time, in short, we can say that we often saw groups fall apart. If you don’t have good communication, that’s the end. We said that communication is the most important. That’s why we(MYNAME) sit down together and talk for 10 minutes even after practice has ended, before going to sleep.”
Before Seyong dreamt of debuting in the entertainment industry, he was a talented soccer player. “I wanted to continue playing soccer. Even during my days as a soccer player, my skills were acknowledged as I was often the captain. But I was coincidentally casted into JYP, and among other things, I had to stop playing soccer. Actually, I didn’t even think of becoming a trainee at JYP. But the JYP side even came all the way to Busan, saying they want to take me with them and strongly proposed the idea to my parents, so I suddenly became a trainee. As time passed, I thought ‘I should have listened to the adults’.”
Insoo opened his eyes thinking, ‘It’s a really interesting career.’ Many people say “I’ve seen him somewhere..” when they look at Insoo. The netizens were quick to figure out Insoo’s identity. He is the Kang Insoo from ‘SuperstarK 2′. He is also a close friend of MBLAQ’s Seungho.
He wanted to study theatre and drama at Anyang Arts High School, but he got into his second choice of dance and actually felt confused at one point in time. He cried for 2 years because he hated wearing tights. But he worked hard on his turns, received an award at a concours and even got a chance to make it into university.
During that time, he came across the chance to be on SuperstarK 2. “SuperstarK 2 was the time I could test myself. I kept getting good records on SuperstarK 2, so it’s true that I even became conceited. Actually, I got lovecalls from many companies but I wanted to join Hwanhee’s agency so I rejected all the proposals and went for the auditions. SuperstarK 2 made me arrogant, but as much as that, it also made me understand a lot of things and even provided me good opportunities.”
While Seyong and Insoo were the first to talk about themselves without trouble, the person who throws small jokes at them was none other than leader Gunwoo. The leader said, “I have never experience failure in my life. I also have confidence for this debut stage,” showing his confidence. He named himself lucky guy. Gunwoo was also a soccer player during his school days, just like Seyong. But the reason he stopped playing is “It gets really hot when I play soccer. My face also gets burnt..” We can understand what he’s saying by looking at his fair face.
JunQ (Junkyu), who occupied the higher ranks on various portal sites for looking like Lee Seunggi, was laughing by himself at what his hyungs were saying. Even with his cute looks, JunQ is like a charming model student who can make the hearts of noonas flutter. In addition to that, he has many capabilities including holding many positions in school and even becoming the student president. Although he seems to fit soft ballads, JunQ is a rapper. He said, “While I was in a band during middle school, I came across rapping. Interestingly, I listen to rap better than ballads. At first I followed my friends to be in a band, but I think that chance made me who I am today,” surprising everyone.
In the middle of all these, there is someone who silently sits and shyly smiles, and that is maknae Chaejin. He is a baby from his looks to his words. The MYNAME members said about their maknae, “There are times when the hyungs are angry at the dongsaengs, but when he gives his eye smile, they can’t do anything. Actually this could also be his biggest charm. The maknae loves being the maknae.”
Chaejin doesn’t even have a handphone and lives in a dorm with the members, away from his parents. It is said that he cries while saying “I miss Mommy”. When the hyungs see their maknae like this, they go “woojjoojoo~” and takes care of him.
We can’t miss out stories about Hwanhee from MYNAME. They became nervous when talking about Hwanhee. He is usually a good hyung, but during work, he is a strict and scary teacher.
“Hwanhee considers being tenacious in not only music as important. He told us, ‘Wherever you go, don’t be conceited.’ Actually, we do feel burdened by the fact that he raised us, but it is also an honor and we like it. It’s because he is significant in the entertainment industry. Hwanhee comes to our dorm bringing lots of food and is a sentimental person, but he is strict during recording. It’s as though he is saying ‘Oh-hung’ (T/N: Like a disgruntled sound.). Even during the latest recording, he heard our voices and said, ‘How can singers not be able to control their throats?’ and made us go back again. He is very detailed like that. We are very thankful.”
MYNAME’s title song Message will be revealed on October 28th at midnight through various music sites. They will also be making their debut on Mnet’s ‘MCountdown’ on October 27th, the day of Hwanhee’s enlistment. As much as the hot interest they receive from before debut, we are anticipating their participation.
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