[SBS Star] "Are They Twins?" Jung Hoyeon & ENHYPEN NI-KI's Extreme Similarities Go Viral Online
Actress Jung Hoyeon and NI-KI of K-pop boy group ENHYPEN are attracting the attention of many with their lookalike appearances. Recently, K-pop fans discovered an interesting fact about NI-KI. It was that NI-KI looked so similar to Jung Hoyeon from Netflix's global hit series 'Squid Game', who played the role of 'Kang Sae-byeok'. Their similarities were much better seen when their photos were put together. In any angles, they surprisingly looked almost as if they were blood-related. They had identical eyes, nose, lips, jawline, and even smile. Then on October 15, one YouTube channel shared a video of ENHYPEN online. In the video, ENHYPEN members took time to read about themselves on popular online communities. When they were reading about NI-KI, they happened to come across these comparison photos and videos of NI-KI and Jung Hoyeon. While the members of ENHYPEN looked through them, they commented, 'No way! How is this possible? They look exactly the same! Wow...!' ?????????????? ????? ???? pic.twitter.com/H1n4sp7irJ ― ?1ST?? (@pmvry) September 29, 2021 Then, they read comments fans left, that said, 'NI-KI should have featured in 'Squid Game' as her brother!', 'They are like twins!' and more. After reading them, they laughed and said to NI-KI, 'These comments are all so true. NI-KI, let's get you into the next season of 'Squid Game'!' (Credit 'hoooooyeony' 'netflixkr' Instagram, BE:LIFT LAB, Online Community, '1theK Originals - 원더케이 오리지널' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Son Ye-jin's Father & Her Boyfriend Hyun Bin Look Alike?
Many are finding similarities between actress Son Ye-jin's father and her boyfriend actor Hyun Bin. Recently, one fan took to a popular online community to share an interesting finding. This fan put Son Ye-jin's childhood photo with her father and her with Hyun Bin together, then compared them. Son Ye-jin's father and Hyun Bin in the photo, that was taken after the drama 'Crash Landing on You' last year, looked around the same age. The fan discovered that Son Ye-jin's father and Hyun Bin surprisingly looked similar to each other, and a lot of people agreed with him/her. There is a saying that girls are likely to date/marry someone like their father, and it seemed as if this comparison may be the proof of that saying. Regarding this, fans left comments such as, 'They do look very much alike indeed!', 'Wow, they definitely give off similar vibes.', 'Oh, no. I feel sorry for my future daughters now.' and so on. Previously in January, news outlet Dispatch reported that Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin have been in a relationship for eight months. Soon after the report was released, both sides confirmed that they were in a relationship. Their agencies stated, 'Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin started dating each other following 'Crash Landing on You'.' (Credit Online Community, tvN Crash Landing on You) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "I'm Going to Shoot Poisoned Needles to Them" BTS V Responds to His Recent Dating Rumors
V of K-pop boy group BTS indirectly shared how he feels about his dating rumors. Since October 13 when V attended the VVIP preview event for an art exhibition 'Korea International Art Fair 2021', some words have been going around about him. It was that V was dating a daughter of a chairman of 'Paradise Group'―a large hotel chain in Korea, who he was with at the exhibition. As the words spread quickly online, his management agency HYBE Labels stated, 'V and the family of 'Paradise Group' are just acquaintances.' regarding this. ▶ [SBS Star] BTS V Is in a Relationship with a Daughter of a Big Hotel Chain Chairman? Then on October 15, V indirectly mentioned how he felt about his recent dating rumors through the group's online fan community. First, V uploaded a post saying, 'It's stupid. I want to sing 'UGH!' right now.' 'UGH!' is a song from BTS' fourth studio album 'MAP OF SEOUL : 7' that was released last year. In 'UGH!', the members of BTS criticize people hurting others behind their monitors, using anonymity as their advantage. Later on, V gave an update on the fan community with another post that said, 'In my dreams today, I'm going to shoot poisoned needles to them.' He continued, 'Make sure to watch the back of your necks. Wham!' It seemed like he was trying to clarify to fans how ridiculous those words are by letting them know how he feels. (Credit WeVerse, HYBE Labels) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Lee Hanee Says, "I Don't Recall Seeing a Handsome Guy like Lee Sang Yun at SNU"
Actress Lee Hanee shared that she does not recall seeing a good-looking guy like actor Lee Sang Yun at Seoul National University. On October 14, a YouTube channel MMTG uploaded a video of interviewer Jaejae speaking to the leads of SBS' drama 'One the Woman'― Lee Hanee and Lee Sang Yun. As the two stars attended Seoul National University (SNU) around the same time, they were asked if they knew each other back then. Lee Hanee majored in Korean Traditional Music and Lee Sang Yun studied Physics at SNU. Lee Hanee answered, 'You know when Sang Yun wears a suit, he looks incredible. His tall figure and long legs are highlighted so well then. When I was at SNU, there was nobody like that.' She continued, 'I actually asked him this before. I was like, 'Where were you when you were in school?' He told me that he was really quiet back then.' She went on, 'Even if we were in different departments, I feel like I should have known a guy like that though. I mean, it's strange that I don't know, because I knew everybody.' Then, the actress asked Lee Sang Yun, 'How did you hide your good looks? It's something that's not really possible. It's very hard to hide an appearance like that. Did you wear those oversized glasses?' Lee Sang Yun laughed and answered, 'Yes, you are right. I used to wear oversized glasses because I have bad eyesight.' Lee Hanee responded, 'I knew it! He's been hiding from us the whole time there. It's hard to find, but there is always a 'jewel' like Sang Yun at university.' To this, Jaejae commented, 'But I feel like you were easy to be noticed since you like to play basketball and stuff, Sang Yun. Didn't you attract all the attention when you were at the court?' Lee Hanee shook her head side-to-side and stated, 'No, Jaejae. I think I know what kind of guy he was then. Guys like him play basketball with his glasses on, because he's afraid he won't be able to score well otherwise.' As Lee Sang Yun listened to her remark, he laughed and nodded hard as if he was saying, 'How did you know?' (Credit '문명특급 - MMTG' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] BTS V Is in a Relationship with a Daughter of a Big Hotel Chain Chairman?
K-pop boy group BTS' member V has sparked dating rumors with a daughter of a big hotel chain chairman after he was spotted with her and her mother at an art gallery. On October 13, V attended the VVIP preview event for an art exhibition 'Korea International Art Fair 2021'. V was wearing a mask and there were many people at the gallery, but his great appearance as well as stylish outfit made him stand out among them. On this day, he was spotted touring around the art gallery with a wife and daughter of a chairman of 'Paradise Group', which is a large hotel chain in Korea. After seeing them together, fans started finding 'proof' that V and the chairman's daughter were in a relationship. They figured out that one bracelet that V often wore was actually from a brand that the daughter of 'Paradise Group' chairman owns. They also discovered that she shared a photo on V's birthday with a writing, 'Happy vday.' Back in June, V shared a video from a YouTube channel on an official fan community that only had about 100 subscribers. It turned out this channel was owned by the son of 'Paradise Group'; V deleted the post not long after his upload. As V frequently stayed at Paradise hotels in the past that some fans are heavily leaning towards the likelihood of their relationship at the moment. However, in the afternoon of October 14, V's management agency HYBE Labels stated, 'V and the family of 'Paradise Group' are just acquaintances.' (Credit Online Community, 'bangtan.official' Twitter, WeVerse) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.14 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] 'Two JYP Leaders' 2AM Jo Kwon & Former 2PM Jay Park Share a Hug on Air
K-pop boy group 2AM's leader Jo Kwon and another boy group 2PM's former leader Jay Park were seen sharing a hug. On October 12 episode of Mnet's television show 'Street Woman Fighter', Jo Kwon and Jay Park made a guest appearance. In this episode, each female street dancing team performed with one male dancer together. The first team to go was 'LACHICA', who was planned to dance with Jo Kwon. Following their exceptional performance, Jo Kwon came down the stage and high-fived his team members. While doing so, he happened to spot Jay Park waiting for his turn with 'HolyBang' team. Jo Kwon went up to Jay Park with a big smile on his face, then hugged him. Jay Park smiled back, and told him, 'Good job.' K-pop fans watching this shed their happy tears, because it had been so long since they saw these two stars with each other. Jo Kwon and Jay Park trained for years together at JYP Entertainment before they made debut in 2008. They were frequently seen together following their entry to the K-pop industry, but they were not seen together after Jay Park left 2PM in 2009. After seeing Jo Kwon and Jay Park's hug, fans left comments such as, 'Wow, it's been so long. I missed these two JYP leaders together!', 'Awww! My heart's melting!' and so on. (Credit Mnet Street Woman Fighter, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.13 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Former IZ*ONE Kim Min Ju Turns Down HYBE Labels' Offer to Join Their New Group
Kim Min Ju of disbanded K-pop project girl group IZ*ONE said to have turned down HYBE Labels' offer to join their new girl group. On October 7, news outlet YTN shared a report on Kim Min Ju. According to the report, Kim Min Ju recently refused to join HYBE Labels' new K-pop girl group. HYBE Labels is one of the largest management agencies in Korea that is home to popular K-pop groups BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, SEVENTEEN, NU'EST, ENHYPEN and more. In the report, it said HYBE Labels contacted Kim Min Ju until September, asking her to join their new girl group that they are currently working on to make debut. But as Kim Min Ju had a strong desire to get into the acting business, she declined their proposal in the end. About this, one industry insider stated, 'When Kim Min Ju first joined her agency Urban Works, she did prepare herself to become a K-pop star. But she changed her path to making debut as an actress soon later, following discussions with her agency.' He/she continued, 'While she began her work as an actress by featuring in some movies and dramas, she was suggested to be part of 'Produce 48'. Things went well for her on the show, and she became a member of IZ*ONE, but...' He/she resumed, 'Since the disbandment, she expressed her wish to go back to acting, and properly begin her life as an actress.' In response to YTN's report, Urban Works commented, 'It's true that she was offered to join HYBE Labels as a member of their new girl group. But Kim Min Ju strongly wished to carry on with her acting and really kick off her career as an actress.' Following her appearance on Mnet's survival audition show 'Produce 48', she made debut as a member of IZ*ONE on August 31, 2018. Then earlier this year on April 29, IZ*ONE made an announcement stating the group has officially disbanded. (Credit 'minn.__.ju' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.08 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Song Joong Ki Says He Witnessed the Great Popularity of 'Squid Game' in Europe
Actor Song Joong Ki said he witnessed the incredible popularity of Korean movies and dramas while he was in Europe. On October 7, Song Joong Ki sat down for a talk at an annual festival 'Busan International Film Festival'. During his talk, Song Joong Ki mentioned going all the way to Europe for his upcoming film 'Bogota'. Song Joong Ki said, 'Last week, I returned from Europe after shooting my movie 'Bogota' there.' He resumed, 'I happened to go on a light aircraft on my way to a tiny island. I sat next to a bunch non-Korean people, and we were sitting really close to one another.' He continued, 'Surprisingly, all of them were watching 'Squid Game'. I realized how globally popular 'Squid Game' was while there. I really felt in my bones.' Then, Song Joong Ki said he talked about Oscar-winning film 'Parasite' and Korea's first space movie 'SPACE SWEEPERS' with non-Koreans in Europe. The actor said, 'We spoke about 'Parasite' together, and talked about 'SPACE SWEEPERS' as well. One was like, 'I recently watched a Korean space movie. It was super great.'' He laughed and went on, 'I responded, 'That's the movie that I'm in!' I felt a sense of joy and pride when he/she told me that they enjoyed watching my movie.' Lastly, he added, 'I also felt more responsible. I felt like I should do even better in my movies and dramas.' (Credit SBS Entertainment News, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.08 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "He Might Get Hurt..." VERNON Is Unable to Rank SEUNGKWAN's Appearance Out of SEVENTEEN?
VERNON of K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN shared that he cannot rank his fellow member SEUNGKWAN's appearance out of the group's members. On October 3 episode of SBS' television show 'My Little Old Boy', VERNON and SEUNGKWAN made a guest appearance. During the show, the host Shin Dong-yeop mentioned an interesting thing that VERNON said to the production team before shooting. Shin Dong-yeop said, 'A few days ago when the production team called VERNON to ask some questions prior to the recording, he was asked whether he could rank himself out of SEVENTEEN members in terms of the looks.' He continued, 'At that time, he said, 'Well, I'm probably somewhere at the top.' But when asked he could rank where SEUNGKWAN lies, he said, 'I don't want to say it, because he might get hurt.'' SEUNGKWAN shrugged with his eyes widened and said, 'Why didn't you just tell them where I am in the rank? Why do you assume that I would be hurt? I mean, I'm more hurt by this!' As VERNON could not give him an immediate response, another host Seo Jang Hoon commented, 'Okay, then could you tell us whether SEUNGKWAN's rank is under the 10th?' VERNON hesitantly answered, 'Umm... I mean... I don't know, it's just...', then awkwardly nodded to himself after catching a glimpse of SEUNGKWAN. Then, SEUNGKWAN playfully responded, 'You know what? Just forget it!' VERNON and SEUNGKWAN are only a month apart, and are known to be great friends with each other. (Credit SBS My Little Old Boy) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.05 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] 'Squid Game' Anupam Tripathi Got a Scholarship to Korea's Top Arts University?
People all over the world are obsessing over the Korean Netflix series 'Squid Game' at the moment. Currently, it is one of the most-watched series on Netflix in 82 countries out of 83 countries that Netflix's service is provided. One of the main characters of 'Squid Game' is Indian actor Anupam Tripathi, who is the only non-Korean main actor, and many have been paying attention to him following the success of the series. Anupam Tripathi perfectly portrayed the life of a struggling Pakistani migrant worker in 'Squid Game'. The actor made debut with a minor role in sensational movie 'Ode to My Father' in 2014, then continued playing minor roles in other hit movies including 'The Phone' (2015), 'Heart Blackened' (2017), 'SPACE SWEEPERS' (2020) and more. It turned out that Anupam Tripathi is a Korea National University of Arts graduate, and even got a scholarship there. Korea National University of Arts is known to be the top arts university in Korea. Anupam Tripathi moved to Korea in 2010 after his friend recommended that he get a scholarship from Korea National University of Arts. Although he faced some issues due to cultural differences at first, he still wanted to make a career in acting in Korea. During his recent interview, Anupam Tripathi said his family initially disapproved his choice of studying and acting in Korea; they are very happy about his achievements today though. But he added, 'My dad would have been so delighted to see me right now, but he passed away in 2017. He would have been really happy.' Tripathi stated that he would like to act in a Korean historical drama in the future, saying, 'I would like to overcome limitations as a foreign actor in Korea.' (Credit 'sangipaiya' Instagram, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.01 | 방송/연예