I.O.I Sejeong, “Somi’s got the nicest body to touch!” [Happy Together / 2017.03.30]On December 27, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
This is The Metal Tray Karaoke. We finally have the five guests with us. Hyeri and Yura of Girl’s Day, Hani of EXID, Sejeong of Gugudan, and Somi! – Hello. / – Welcome. Come on. (The studio brightened up.) – All right. / – They are pretty. – This is nice. / – I know. The guests make me want to work. – Why do I feel so happy? / – What? – I feel happy. / – I know. Members of Girl’s Day, how have you been? Recently, we have been preparing for our comeback. When we were on a break, we focused on our hobby. You focused on your hobby. – What is your hobby? / – She drinks a lot. – No, I don’t. / – What is your hobby? – We like to bowl. / – You like to bowl. – You like to bowl. / – What is your average? There are bowling alleys with pool tables. Really? We have all the equipment. We have the balls as well. – What is your average? / – It’s 180. You are like a professional. I am no match to Yura. – The highest score I had was 243. / – What? – What about you, Hyeri? / – 227. You are good too. Bowling is a sport. Does bowling help with becoming fit? It ruins the balance of my body. (They burst out laughing.) – You bowl like this. / – I only use one hand. – I see. / – It twists my hips. – I see. / – It’s not a good sport. It twists her hips. Most people would share good things about their hobbies. – She shared a bad thing. / – She should bowl the other way from now on. She needs to stretch her body first. Stretching is a must. What is a good thing about it? – A good thing? / – Yes. Ramyeon is tasty there. (It’s a girly answer.) My goodness. – Ramyeon. / – Ramyeon is tasty at the bowling alley. Yes. Rice balls are good too. Hani, how have you been? EXID will have a comeback soon. I see. We will finally see EXID again. – That’s right. / – How is Solji? She is recovering. I saw Solji recently. She is a lot better. – Wait a minute. / – Why did you see her? Why did you go to see Solji? – Is that not allowed? / – You should see us. – You should see us. / – We see each other every week. – Gosh. / – Did Solji say anything about Hyunmoo? She said she had a meal with him. Did you do that again? Is that not allowed? I was jealous. Is there a rumor about Hyunmoo among idol singers? – Is there a rumor? / – Anything? One time, I was watching Hyunmoo’s program. I texted him, “You are in a program I am watching.” Seeing the picture I sent him, he texted, “Your house is dark. Should I buy you lights?” (My goodness.) For goodness’ sake. (We got you.) It wasn’t like that. You are her father’s age. My goodness. I am not her father’s age. You are old enough to be their father. She sent a picture of the TV. Her house looked very gloomy. – It doesn’t look gloomy. / – Well… I will send you a picture of my house. Please buy me the lights. I use lanterns at my house. My daughter uses a firefly lantern to study. The house was gloomy and dark. I made it that way. I texted back, “It’s okay, Hyunmoo.” “No, I am interested in interior design.” “I will buy you lights.” Then he never texted again. My goodness. To female celebrities in the entertainment business, Hyunmoo couldn’t be nicer. I am a gentleman. Sejeong, you now work as a member of Gugudan. – Yes. / – “A Girl Like Me”. You know our song. I read what’s on the monitor. How would I remember the title of the song? He doesn’t know what I.O.I is. I thought it was a name of a car. I thought it was a name of a hybrid car. All right. It must have been a while since the two of you met. – It has been a while. / – I know. – This is the first time since disbandment. / – Right. We were very excited at the waiting room. I see. The two of you were rivals at the final round of an audition program. – That’s right. / – They are top one and two. That’s right. During the audition program, was there a war of nerves? Even if you didn’t initially feel that way, things grow uncomfortable when people egg on rivalry. You are right. It happens in an instant. She was the first one I talked to. Since we were both in Class A, we became friends. However, whenever Somi’s face appeared on the screen, they would show my face as well. They would show Somi’s face after mine. – We were compared. / – That’s right. – It became… / – Uncomfortable, right? It became uncomfortable. When we became members of I.O.I, I realized we create positive synergy for each other. Things aren’t uncomfortable between us anymore. Since everyone egged on the rivalry, you must have been very aware of each other. How should I say it? We said, “Let’s not do as people say.” However, that made it more awkward. – I know. / – Talking about it makes it more awkward. “Let’s stay close friends.” It was a bit awkward. It seems like they are still rivals. Somi will reveal three things about Sejeong. – What? / – Really? She will reveal all. Working with her, I realized that she touches other people’s bodies. – Sejeong does that. / – She does it too. – You do it too. / – She touches people’s bodies. – They touch each other. / – How does she do that? You’re a bit much though. Sejeong is like a middle-aged man. She goes, “My goodness” and taps on me. She taps on me. Be careful. It might get you arrested. You should be careful. Somi has such a great body that it’s fun to touch her. My goodness. – This is one of the revelations. / – Yes. – She touches me. / – She touches you. I got used to it now. I just focus on my task. Secondly, she always wears pigtails to make herself look younger. (She tries to look younger.) She tends to do that. – You’re still very young. / – Somi holds a grudge. The members of I.O.I were very young just like Somi. – They all looked so cute. / – I understand. I’m older than many of them. Only the older members tried to spruce themselves up. The younger members didn’t? – We didn’t try that much. / – Why did she… What did she do to look younger? She wore pigtails and a bear ear headband. – Did she really do that? / – Yes, she did. The younger members must have thought the older members didn’t need to do that. She was satisfied with it saying, “Don’t I look cute?” – I see. / – What did it make you feel? I thought, “Is that really necessary?” – You know… / – You felt sorry for her? – I was really desperate. / – I see. I tried my best. Which member of EXID was like her? (Which member was as desperate as Sejeong?) Is it you? She seems… – She got caught. / – She seems a bit like Sejeong. – She looks like Sejeong. / – That’s right. They are similar to each other. Don’t you think so? (They hit it off well too.) In fact, my fans and people around me say… I hope it won’t upset her. They say that I’m similar to her. – I’m honored. / – It’s not that our faces look alike. They say that I talk and act like her. – They act like each other. / – That’s right. It’s an honor to me. However, you should know that it might not be a compliment. – I take it as a compliment. / – Do you? Have you seen Hani acting like you? In fact, when I eat chips, I pour some into my mouth from the bag. – You eat it like this. / – That’s the best part. I eat like this. You eat like this. – Crumbs taste so good. / – That’s right. There have been many photos of me eating chips. Her group and mine performed at the same event. When I was waiting for my turn for the rehearsal, I saw her walking towards me eating chips like this. (Hani was pouring chips into her mouth.) I still remember that. She was eating potato chips. Even the way she eats chips is unique. (She looked like a tough guy.) That’s unusual. Both of them are easy-going. We’ve had a little chat before we started the show. I wonder how the five guests were at school. Let’s hear about their school days. I’m sure they were all very popular. – Exactly. / – They must’ve stolen boys’ hearts. – Right. / – Many boys must’ve failed to go to college. Hyeri, please tell us about your school days. Do we have a photo of her in high school? Let’s look at the photo of the queen of Jamsil. (Everyone is mesmerized by her beauty.) – She looks so pretty. / – She’s really pretty. – I was an ordinary girl. / – Really? Yes. I focused on the class, and went straight back home. I followed the rules. I heard you were in top 10 percent. Is that true? – I maintained good grades. / – She was a good student. You’re not lying, are you? She’s lying? – She doesn’t look like that. / – Prove it to us. What about you, Hani? I was a little bit… – Most people don’t believe me, / – Okay. but I was quite introverted and timid. – Were you? / – Yes. I liked sports though. I was good at playing soccer. You sound like a man. – She sounds like a boy in middle school. / – Exactly. (She sounds like a boy.) – I know. / – How does she do that while laughing? That’s awesome. – You looked like an alien. / – It was shocking. I heard your nickname was Analdino. Yes, I was called Analdino. – What does that mean? / – Ronaldinho? They made my nickname after Ronaldinho. – It’s because your family name is An. / – I see. – My real name is An Heeyeon. / – An Heeyeon. – That’s why she was called Analdinho. / – Analdinho. I heard you got good grades at school too. I studied hard. – What was your highest rank? / – What was it? (She scratches her head.) Why are you scratching your head? – Didn’t you wash your hair? / – She’s funny. – I was… / – She was scratching her head hard. (Scratching) I didn’t do that! What kind of idol singer does that? Your head might bleed if you scratch it too hard. – I think I was ranked 10th. / – You were ranked 10th? You were a good student. – Her IQ is 145. / – That’s right. I had the test when I was little. – 145. / – That’s high. It should be 80 now. – That’s ridiculous. / – 80? Why were you misunderstood because of your looks? I was a trainee when I was in high school. I must have stood out in a bad way. That day, I was in the group in charge of cleaning the special activity room. My classmates were cleaning something. Someone wrote on my desk, “Heeyeon, everyone knows you had your nose done.” There were some comments like that. Your friends were cleaning… – They didn’t want me to read them. / – How thoughtful. – You have good friends. / – They are so nice. Your nose looks the way it does now. My nose looks the same as it does now. I guess that hairstyle was popular back then. – She has bangs. / – I was in puberty. You went astray in middle school? Yes, just for one year. – It’s the same for me. / – Really? – My goodness. / – I went through it for one year too. – Just for one year in middle school. / – You did? Have you tried using your lip balm as a blusher? I put glitter white eyeshadow on my lower eyelids. Please share your stories with us. – What did you do with your lip balm? / – What was it? – We’re the same age. / – We’re the same age. Back then, there weren’t many cosmetic product shops. – It was hard to get cosmetic products. / – Right. – So you used your lip balm as blusher. / – Yes. It’s different from us. I used to use my mom’s lipstick. Why would a boy wear lipstick? – You’ve gone too far. / – Is that true? – Don’t make up stories. / – I’m sorry. I said that because we’re wearing girls’ uniforms. Yura, please tell us about your school days. (She looks beautiful.) She looks so pretty. She’s gorgeous. – Who is that? / – When I was in high school, – I liked showing off in front of people. / – You did? During lunch time, I danced in front of my class. I danced to “Abracadabra”. – Really? / – I told the boys to come out, and I danced between them like this. – Do you like getting attention? / – Yes, I do. – She was born to be a singer. / – I also danced to “Heartbeat” like this. (She showed off her talents.) – That’s 2PM’s dance. / – You danced it too? I can relate to that as I’m the same age as you. – That’s how I spent time at school. / – 2PM. I guess there’s a generation gap among you. They don’t seem to understand. Hyeri stared at you two as you seemed to hit it off. – TVXQ was popular in middle school. / – Big Bang… – Big Bang was popular? / – I was a fan of theirs too. – You finally found someone to talk to. / – Right? That’s right. – She’s only two years younger than me. / – I know. Sobangcha was popular when I was in middle school. – Sobangcha was popular then. / – NRG was popular. – Kim Seungjin too. / – Right. – I heard that Yura / – Yes? – was very popular at school. / – She must have been. – You two were called queens. / – They were famous. Hyeri was the queen of Jamsil, and Yura was the queen of Ulsan. – I wasn’t the queen of Ulsan. / – I see. I was only one of pretty girls. (I was only one of pretty girls.) What’s the difference? It’s not like everyone in Ulsan knew me. There were many people who knew me though. Didn’t many boys chase you? No, it wasn’t like that. When I was on the bus to go to school… (Boys exclaimed when she got on the bus.) That’s an example. Also, I went to an art high school. – So… / – You even went to an art high school? When I was a freshman, my seniors were strict. They scolded me when I put on makeup. Some boys at another school told them not to touch me. So my seniors went easy on me. – “Don’t touch Yura.” / – “Don’t touch Yura.” My seniors went easy on me. Hyeri, how did boys react when you got on the bus? You were the queen of Jamsil. Please be honest with us. – Don’t make up a story. / – She was the queen. – Shouldn’t I? / – Don’t make up a story. (The queen of Ulsan versus the queen of Jamsil) There’s a reason why I had that nickname. I had a friend. I had a friend who was the queen of Ogeum-dong. – The queen of Ogeum-dong? / – Ogeum-dong? – Ogeum-dong. / – It sounds weird. It makes sense if she lived in Ogeum-dong, – but it sounds weird. / – Ogeum-dong. – She must’ve been breathtakingly beautiful. / – Right. She lived in Ogeum-dong. There should be a lot of queens in Korea. – There must be 20,000 queens. / – Exactly. – Aren’t there too many queens? / – There should be – more queens than the existing royalties. / – Right. There would be 200,000 if we divide the land smaller. I was called the queen of Jamsil because I went to Jamsil Girls’ High School. My friend and I called each other those nicknames. The queen of Ogeum-dong, the queen of Jamsil. (She and her friend called each other queens.) – Just you two called each other that? / – I see. – Yes. / – You two gave each other nicknames.