Source: Reviewstar (Original article in Korean) Photo from Reviewstar Translated by Geum Jae / Korea.com
Kim Hyun Joong, a popular singer and act, confided that he had withdrawn from the qualification test to be a member of the rowing project which has been conducted by MBC’s popular entertainment show Infinite Challenge.
On the June 12 episode of MBC’s Section TV Entertainment News, a report visited to hold an interview with him the showcase to celebrate the release of Kim’s first solo albumBreak Down.
In the interview, Kim poured out the humiliating anecdote with the comment, “I applied for the qualification test to be one of the members in the rowing special project ofInfinite Challenge, but I failed to finish the 2,000m-course of rowing. How can it be possible to row the whole given course which, I think, is too long even to go on foot.”
He once again caused people to burst out laughing by speaking in earnest, “I’m sincerely worried about the rowing project. I doubt very much whether the members of Infinite Challenge, who are all notorious for their inferior physical strength, could make it.”
Fans who heard the news left such comments as: “Can we see him appearing in Infinite Challenge?” “He never let us down with his whimsical but explicit appeals.” “We hope to see him in the show, even though he ended up withdrawing himself.”
He just released his first solo album, showing off a charismatic “third-gear dance,” which endeared him to many people.
Original in Korean: coffeesarang (byjintoronto)
Date/Time: 2011.06.13. 20:52
Translated into English: suehan
A while ago on Radio 89.1, Kim Hyun Joong came on the radio program hosted by Choi Gang Hee and spoke a lot about our Bae Yong Joon.
He spoke quite a bit about BYJ with Choi Gang Hee. ^ ^ I heard that when Choi Gang Hee went to BYJ’s hospital room when he was sick, BYJ laughed while telling her stories about Hyun Joong.
He said that Hyun Joong was cute, and it made him laugh just thinking about Hyun Joong.
Also, The way that Hyun Joong met BYJ was…
A lot of people said that him and BYJ looked very similar. So he jokingly replied saying that he was interested in meeting BYJ. Hwang Ryong ssi and Hyun Joong’s manager arranged for the two stars to meet.
He said that he was starstruck when he met BYJ for the first time… Hehehe. But now he said that BYJ is just like any other person~
Even Choi Gang Hee also said that she became starstruck looking at BYJ and Hyun Joong siting together at the “Jjejje Love” movie premiere.
She says that now, she sees him like any other person as well.
Also… Hyun Joong asked BYJ if he would dance once while they were around meeting fans at the Tokyo Dome. BYJ agreed to do it. KHJ even said that he picked the song for BYJ, but BYJ couldn’t dance because of his herniated cervical disc.
They also talked about “Strong Heart.”
The audience sent in letters commenting on how BYJ found Hyun Joong to be cute and cared for him. Anyways, they spoke for quite some time. (This interview came on between 8:20 to 8:40pm)
**Also, Hyun Joong… He never knows what will come out of his mouth when he speaks. His agency advised him not to speak. Hehe…
On the SBS TV program "Every Night" on the 13th, 'looks from God' Kim Hyun-joong and 'voice from God' Lee Byung-joon made appearances.
Kim Hyun-joong said, "I also have a complex about my looks. I keep growing a beard. I don't understand why I keep growing them when I'm an idol" and caused laughter. He continued, "My eye bags are quite bad too. I became dark because I like playing soccer. My body is fair but my face is dark. Looking at myself while taking a shower, I look like a matchstick".
"When I look back to the "Boys over Flower" days, I miss it. I want to go back. But no I realize I should become a great ajossi rather than a pretty boy".