The Talk of 11 Beloved Boys from Produce 101 After the Program (Part 2)

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Sometimes, not all people get to enjoy the legacy or the reputation though they were part of the work. The people who made great work are all congratulated and awed in the early period. However, as time goes by, it’s only those who are seen visually around who lives with the reputation and not those who weren’t seen much.

This is quite a common situation in the entertainment field. A group works hard to get themselves famous, but then, as some leave, and others fill in, the filled in ones enjoy the legacy and reputation that was slowly built from early on. People don’t usually remember who participated in building the work. Mnet’s program, Produce 101 seem to be a clear example of what I am talking about. 

So, in order not to forget yet about what made the program so great, lets, meet our beloved boys who are not on Wanna One. 

Part 2

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The sixth boy, Lee EuiWoong

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

I was actually keeping good grades in school so my parents had a lot of worries about that. I told myself to handle things well both at the program and at school so myself doesn’t get bothered by any area falling behind.

Who is your role model?

I get inspirations from different people in different fields. From idols, I was inspired by ZICO, from actors, Jo JungSuk, and from TV hosts, Shin DongYup.  

What is your priority as an idol?

I think the interactions I and my audiences have is crucial. I believe it’s through eye contacts that I can deliver my message or emotions.

 What do you want to do lately?

I want to hang out with my friends, eat delicious food, go to movies and play video games.

How did you feel when you did not make it to the next round? 

I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have another chance to perform. I was adapting myself to the program, and it was over before I was able to get to the point where I can show my full potential. 

What another side of you do you want to show your fans?

I would like to meet my fans not only through music but also through TV programs and variety. 

 

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The seventh boy, Kim YeHyun.

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

I applied to the program in a suggestion of my friend and it turned out to be a great opportunity for me to show the world who I am. 

Who is your role model?

I take Park HyoShin and Dean as my inspiration in music because they have made their experience into music, and they have created a certain trend and field of music. I respect that they take priority of their music without being disturbed by fame and popularity. 

What is your priority as an idol?

I believe a musician is someone who can send out the story in a song with ones on color. In order to send out the message well, harmony matters the most. The balance between members and the harmony in each factor a song contains like breath, step, tunes. 

 What do you want to do lately?

I would like to travel go to swimming pools, take a nap all day and work on a music piece without days and nights. 

What influence did you get from your family environment?  

My mother is a professional singer and she still performs on stage. My mom often advises me on things I have to work on. It’s convenient to have a teacher around, but not always.

What path are you going to be choosing now that the program is over? A musical actor or an idol? 

I still dream of being a musical actor, but I still want to be open with all my possibilities. 

 

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The eighth boy, Justin Huang.

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

I wanted to experience the big wide world and I was happy to get out of a practicing room and actually do something. 

Who is your role model?

I really respect G-Dragon for his power to make and lead trends. 

What is your priority as an idol?

I think the flow in a song is crucial. My voice shouldn’t be standing out when I am singing in a group. Also, I take eye contacts as one of the most important factors as well. 

 What do you want to do lately?

I am sort of slim, so I’d really like to work out and make some muscles in my body. Fans think that I am cute, but I’d like to look more mature from next year. 

What do you do when you need inspiration?

I take a walk. I look at people and the emotions they express. I create a character out of people I see.

Do you miss your parents?

I do, I miss them a lot. I talk to them over the phone several times a day. I’m just glad my parents can see my through the TV though we are parted for now. 

Do you play any sports?

I enjoy basketball and swimming. These days, bowling caught my attention. 

 

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The ninth boy, Ahn HyeongSeop.

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

I’ll die there. That’s what I thought. I would be proud of myself when I die while I was working hard for myself. 

Who is your role model?

I get inspired by stages of BTS.

What is your priority as an idol?

I think expressing of emotions is what matters the most.

 What do you want to do lately?

I recently went to see a gallery and famous restaurants on my own. I really enjoy doing things alone, so maybe I was thinking of backpack traveling.

What do you think of your final rank in the program?

I am honored honestly. So many people cheered for me, and I can’t even get an idea of how many. They made me a reason to try harder for the debut. 

What was the worst comment you saw written to you?

Someone wrote that she or he wants to take me to rides at amusement parks. I don’t get why people ride things to feel horrified! I hate scary things!

Do you have someone on your mind that you’d like to work with someday?

If I am improved as an artist, I would like to work with Park WooJin. Also, I felt I had a good chemistry with Choi MinKi and if I get better at singing, I’d like to sing ballads with Yoo SeonHo.

What did ‘Get Ugly’ mean to you?

It was a huge stepping stone for me. It was my toughest time and I practiced as hard as I can not stand out for being bad. I worked hard to catch up with members. 

 

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The tenth boy, Takada Kenta.

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

I was planning to go back to Japan when I failed here. I had my age and nationality as handicaps so I wasn’t fully confident. I thought of the program as my last shot.

Who is your role model?

Ricky of Teen Top always was an inspiration for me.

What is your priority as an idol?

The harmony of expressions and eye contact as well as with the song. 

 What do you want to do lately?

I read Nylon magazine since I was in Japan. A year a go, I was on Nylon Japan as someone working in Korea. I am just so happy to be on Korean Nylon. 

What was the start of your dream?

I first encountered Kpop when I was a sophomore. I went crazy for BEAST and Teen Top. I went to Korea just to see them. I believed that K-pop was the path I’d choose for my life in those times.

Anything you want to say to your fans?

The Kenta right now is the work of my fans. I am always grateful for your love and I hope you keep your eyes on me wherever I go! 

 

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The last but not the least! Yoo SeonHo.

Thoughts you had when you joined the program?

Do my best in my capability. I did not have long years of practicing as a trainee so my supervisor just told be to do my best in the way that I can, and I did.

Who is your role model?

I take all the musicians and workers in my entertainment as my inspiration.

What is your priority as an idol?

I think the expression is what matters the most. I am going to be the king of expression one day!

 What do you want to do lately?

I want to hang out with friends and learn new sports.

What do you think your charms are?

I have been really honest through out the program. I was a typical sixteen years old and I showed that. Thankfully, fans liked that way I was being honest with myself. 

You are still growing, literally aren’t you? 

Yes. The last time I took my heights, it was 179.7 cm, I have grown 2 cm recently. A couple years ago, I couldn’t sleep because of growing pains in my legs. I want to grow about 3-4 cm taller from now. 

What is Hwang MinHyun to you?

He is an older brother I want to hang out with, go out to eat, watch movies and karaoke. 

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