Reblogged by: La Tray
Posted: Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 9:27 p.m. PST
Sorry girls, he’s taken.
Two weeks ago, news of Girls Generation’s YoonA and actor-singer Lee Seung Gi’s budding romance broke, taking many by surprise. Two days later, fellow SNSD member Sooyoung was revealed to have been dating actor Jung Kyung Ho for a year, breaking even more fanboys’ hearts all over the world.
In Singapore as a judge for the grand finale of survival reality TV programme Scoot: K-Pop Star Hunt 3yesterday, F.T. Island’s bassist Lee Jaejin dropped another bombshell during an interview with the local media after the event: he’s in love.
With reference to the growing trend of K-pop idols going public with their love lives, the 22-year-old was asked if he would admit his relationship, should he be dating.
“Yes I would, but I will not reveal who the girl is,” he straightforwardly replied.
When probed on his current status, Jaejin mumbled to himself for a few seconds – as if contemplating if he should come clean – before he answered “yes” (that he is seeing someone) and refused to divulge further details about the girl.
And this happened shortly after he excitedly talked about wanting to go on reality-variety programme We Got Married, where celebrities get paired up in a “virtual marriage”.
“I would love to be invited to the show. I’ll be good to the other person. (Who would he like his partner to be?) I don’t really have a specific ideal type of girlfriend, so it’s fine as long as she’s a nice girl,” he said.
15-year-old Andy Su (right) from Taiwan, who was crowned the winner at the Grand Finale, will be offered a contract with CJ E&M and FNC Entertainment.
Romance aside, Jaejin also updated us on F.T. Island’s lead vocalist Hongki’s recovery progress. The singer dislocated his shoulder and suffered a facial fracture when he slipped on ice after dinner with the staff of Hundred Year Bride last month.
“Hongki is very healthy now. The members were even joking that he got injured on purpose to get some rest,” chuckled Jaejin.
2014 marks the 7th year since F.T. Island made its debut. The boys may have formed brotherly bonds by now, but it was not all peaceful and rosy in the beginning. During the interview, puppy-eyed Jaejin shared how the members often got into fights when they were unhappy with each other for spilling secrets on TV.
So, what did Jaejin do to avoid “getting exposed”?
The witty chap laughed in reply: “I would say some bad words or a brand’s name which is not allowed to be mentioned on broadcast, so that my part would be edited out.’
F.T. Island, who will be staging their “6th Anniversary [FTHX] Live in Singapore” concert at Indoor Stadium on Mar 8, are currently practising hard to showcase a matured side, two years after the quintet’s last full-fledged gig here.
Playing as a live band, there are limitations to the number of “special stages” that F.T. Island can offer during their concert. Nevertheless, Jaejin emphasised that the group would rather serenade the crowd with their music and passionate performances.
Scoot: K-Pop Star Hunt 3 is a reality programme where participants from seven Asian countries underwent a two-month long competition to become the next K-pop star. The series is currently airing on channel M (SingTel MioTV Ch518 and StarHub TV Ch824) every Saturday at 9pm. Catch the grand finale of the Scoot: K-Pop Star Hunt 3 when it premieres on Jan 25.
“F.T. Island [FTHX] Live in Singapore” will be held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Mar 8 (7pm). Tickets are priced at $258, $228, $208, $188, $148 and $118, and are available via Sports Hub internet booking (www.sportshubtix.sg ), telephone booking (6333 5000), SingPost outlets and Singapore Indoor Stadium box office.
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