[TRANS] 2PM Interview ViVi


— What is it that stands out in your memory from the trainee days?
When I couldn’t speak Korean, Taecyeon stayed with me helping to communicate with people. From Junsu, I learned a lot about singing, I would always ask him “How can you sing that well?”

— What was the toughest thing before the debut?
I think I always was frustrated and anxious. I didn’t know anything about dancing, singing and Korean. “Why did they choose me?” I even wondered like that.

— How did you manage to go through the tough time?

Efforts bear fruit, anyway!

— Was it very embarrassing to rip your shirts off on stage, when you first did it?
Yes, it’s true. When I was skinny, it was so embarrassing. However, as I worked out, it soon made a difference. And I love to tone up my body.

— What is your personal motto?

“To receive is to give.” You cannot receive anything at least you give something to others. We must give first.

—When do you think you are “wild”?
When I am working out, I always want to defeat somebody. I work hard to win.

— What is Nichkhun’s secret?
He looks very sweet, but he is a real man actually. He’s a man in a million. (Taecyeon)
He sleeps early. Thanks to that, I got used to going to bed early because we share one room. (Chansung)
—Do you have a confidence about your appearance?
Yes, I love the way I look. (LOL) …Reasons? Isn’t it sad to hate myself? You should love yourself first!
— You are in charge of 2PM’s “sexiness”, right?
(LOL) I like it too. I think it can also be one of the competitive characteristics to attract women.

— Which part of 2PM’s performance do you want to improve?

In general, we are still immature, but I want to improve my talking skills and acrobatics.

— What is your personal motto?

Before it was “We gain nothing without losing”. However, I read a book and it says “People tend to think that the world is full of bad news, and the reason why people think like that is because this world is full of happiness and lovely things.” I agree with that so my thoughts have changed. Then, I have promised myself if there something bad happens, take that with an open heart and behave positively.

— You see a girl in a balcony alone at a party. What would you do?
I would bring healthy drink from overdrinking. We would chat for a little while and I would suggest her to lie down. (Other members oppose to lying her down!) Huh? Isn’t it a home party? Then I’d chat with her till dawn. (LOL)

—What is Chansung’s unforeseen aspect?
He reads a lot, especially books about psychology. (LOL) (Junsu)
— Are you 2PM’s leader?
(LOL) No, I’m not. There’s no leader in 2PM. I am the main vocalist.

— Who do you think improved the most?

I think it’s Chansung. He wasn’t really good at both dancing and singing, but as he worked hard, he became so much better.

— When do you feel happy as a member of 2PM?
It’s been 3 years since we have debuted, and as our name is getting known well by many people, I feel a little bit more confident being a member of 2PM and growing up together. Besides, throughout our life as a group, we developed a strong bond and a caring heart for each other. It’s like I learned what a social life is from 2PM. Furthermore, I’d say I learned what being a human is.

— Were you a delinquent before, by any chance?
Before I became a member of 2PM, I was… What should I say… I was a very quiet and earnest person. I met friends here and came out of my shell.

—When do you think you are “wild”?

I would say my wildness is my passion. When Igot into music, my passion for it was overflowing, but actually, music and I are so close thatI even feel like these days I haven’t beentoo passionate about music. However, when I did both arrangement and singing on KBS’s “Immortal Songs 2”, I stayed up all night and worked in order to make a perfect composition. I realized that I’m still so enthusiasticabout music.

—What is Junsu’s unforeseen aspect?
I thought he was just a funny person, however, recently I’ve realized how dependable of a man he really is. (Junho)
These days he is getting his individuality established. (Taecyeon)


— What do you think about your talent?
In my case, I barely think that “I am doing perfectly”. Every time I get off the stage, I reflect on myself. I always want to show the best of what I can do. I don’t want to think like I already am doing well enough because Idon’t want to get satisfied with what I am now.

— Were you a popular kid when you were little?
When I was little, I was just doing whatever I thought was fun. I was dancing in front of my classmates. However, I guess I had many friends saying they liked me very much… (LOL)

— Do you observe other members?
Since we spend most of the time together, I’d say they come into my sight rather than I observe them.

—What is your personal motto?
If you work hard, there’s nothing impossible.

—You see a girl in a balcony alone at a party. What would you do?
I bring 2 glasses of wine and I get drunk and pass out first. After that?It depends on the girl. (Other members burst out laughing)

— You chose Nichkhun for the question “Which member would you go out with?” and Nichkhun also chose you.
It was the first time that we answered that kind of question seriously. (LOL) Nichkhun has the biggest caring heart for others.

— What is Wooyoung’s secret?
He looks so wild when he is dancing. It’s not even a secret though. (Junsu)
He stays and practices after his schedule is done and everyone else has gone home. It’s like he is still in his teens. (Taecyeon)


— What was the toughest thing at the audition?
Basically, it was fun because I was trying my best to achieve my goal. However, it was so painful to see my friends get eliminated. I was very happy to remain with Chansung and Taecyeon though.

— When do you think you are “wild”?
I don’t feel wildness in me these days, actually. I’m actually very quiet like a sheep. (LOL) I am still passionate about music and performance, but I’m keeping myself calm now. I think it’ll come back after a year!

— What is your personal motto?
“Sincerity always gets through.” There is a phrase in Korea “The truth will always get through” but in my case, sincerity is what I want to pass along to others.

—You see a girl in a balcony alone at a party. What would you do?
First, I bring a glass of water for her and chat. Then I ask her to take a walk with me. Yeah, we would sneak out of the party alone.

— When do you feel happy as a member of 2PM?
I and other artist/actor friends often get together and talk about our goals. I always feel happiness to be with the other members. We can help each other when we lack something… It’s very nice to be ina group with the others.

— What is Junho’s secret?
When we go overseas, Junho always brings his ipad with him, writing songs and composing all of the time. His passion for music is brilliant! (Junsu)
He sings out loud while he is taking a shower. (Wooyoung)


—Do you usually lead others?
Originally, no, I haven’t. Because I have an older sister, I was likely to follow her when I was a kid. As I’ve been working with 2PM, it’s changed. To be honest, I want to lead anybody but my sister. (LOL)

— Do you like to work out?
I don’t like it, but my body gets toned up easily. Junho started working out first, then Nichkhun, Chansung and I.

— Do you feel fear by being famous? Or pleased?
Whether it scares me or not, I am very thankful. In Japan, many people still don’t know about us, and it reminds me of the time we made our debut back in Korea. I want more and more people to know about us!

— When do you think you are “wild”?
When I am asleep. Somehow I strain while sleeping.

— What is your next goal?
To get number one on Oricon Chart, to hold a concert in Tokyo Dome and to join KouhakuUtagassen!! (*One of the biggest music festivals in Japan, which is held on New Year’s Eve every year. Joining this festival means a lot to singers.)

— What is Taecyeon’s secret?
He falls asleep as soon as he closes his eyes, and it doesn’t have to be on a bed. He can sleep anywhere. (Nichkhun)
Surprisingly, he’s widely informed. He has a deep knowledge of general intelligence and history. He studies a lot. (Junsu)

JPN-Eng by SakiHA @2pmalways.com3 | Edited by Egle @2pmalways.com | Scans credit to Neruneruchan & Yooko_11