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Q. I’d like to know how you feel about being featured on the cover of NYLON.
It’s always pleasure to be featured on the magazine cover. But I’m sort of worried because I put on some weight since it is right after the Lunar New Year’s Day.
Anywho, I did some self-regulation the day before the photoshoot. I usually eat late at night, but I skipped it last night. Others might shrug off controlling night food cravings.
For me, however, it’s really something that needs a big determination. By the nature of my job, I should always keep my body in good shape and it’s quite hard.
Q. As I searched news articles about you on the Internet, ‘Slippers’ and ‘Samgyupsal’ were floating around . Do you usually look up your news articles yourself?
Thought it’s not that I deliberately look them up, a lot of people around me send me links. At that time, I just dressed casually and went out to eat Samgyupsal, which was in front of my house. But because of that news article, a lot of friends contacted me. From now on, I won’t wear slippers and go out to eat Samgyupsal in front of my house. Haha.
Q. Whenever I read such news articles, I feel that people are always judging by a strict standard which only applies to celebrities.
Yeah, I sometimes hear weird things just because I’m a celebrity. Some say to me, “Because you are a public figure, do hang out in private places and behave carefully.” For instance, pictures of celebrities being at a street stall are publicized with captions like “secret dating”. Also, if they go to fancy places, it becomes gossip.
Q. Also, there are news articles that besmear stars for nothing, just to draw people’s interest.
Yes, there are. It is a very wrong idea that you diss other people just because they are different from you. It’s never bad for a star to act like a star. So now I feel numb about such news articles dissing me. Of course, it was not easy to get over it at first. But nowadays I don’t bother paying attention to them anymore. I guess I got to have a magnanimous attitude towards such stuff.
Q. There were a lot of funny comments, too, although it was meant to be a “diss article”
I remember I laughed a good while at comments like “Is the reporter a Saseng fan?” and “Does the reporter have nothing to do?”
By my guesswork, I thought the reporter was amazed about the Rolls Royce he had not seen in his entire life and took a picture of it, and then I came out of the Samgyupsal restaurant by chance. Because if he really wanted to catch me, he’d have taken pictures of me eating Samgyusal, not the Rolls Royce.