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4minute′s Hyuna’s Hot Pants Rejected

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2011.08.25 10:56 Mwave Choi, EunHwa

4minute′s Hyuna’s Hot Pants Rejected

The story behind the 4minute Hyuna’s censured ‘hot pants’ will finally be revealed on cable network tvN′s enews-Hot Search Topics broadcast on August 19th.

Gang Ye Bin says about her last sexy photo spread, “I wanted to cherish the beauty of my 20s.”

Here is a woman who′s still dreaming of becoming a star. It’s been seven years since her debut, but having met the wrong management agency, which cast her in controversial shows with sexually suggestive content, she became the target of netizens′ criticism.


This is the story of actress Gang Ye Bin. Having gone through ups and downs, she is now emerging as a sought-after actress in the industry, also appearing on QTV’s Ranking Woman and MBC’s Lucky or Unlucky2.


Lucky or Unlucky 2: A show you want to run away from?


It is commonly known that celebrities are different in real life from what they seem on the screen. But that’s not the case with Gang Ye Bin. She is as sexy and unpredictable in real life as she is on tv shows.


We asked her about the disgusting(?) food the cast have to eat on Lucky or Unlucky. “I have a weak stomach, and it’s no easy task to stick it out to the end. When I had to drink horse urine, I was worried that I might lose my mind. But I enjoy being on the show, because the other cast members like Nam Hee Suk and Jung Se Young accommodate me and make me feel comfortable,” said Gang.


Actually, Lucky or Unlucky is the perfect show for an actress aspiring to star status. By eating disgusting food that most people couldn’t even dream of trying, she becomes the center of attention and gossip. But in order to appeal to the audience, she must eatunimaginable things, like earthworms and mealworms. Even with her easy-going and outspoken character, she says she feels an urge to run away when she sees those wriggling worms.


“The show really brings out basic instincts in me. When I monitor my own appearance on TV, I feel like I should be eating more disgusting food in order to gain more screen time. But when I’m actually on set, and I see those wriggling earthworms in front of me, a feeling of dread comes over me, and I think, ‘I’d rather die than eat it’” says Gang with smile.

4minute′s Hyuna’s Hot Pants Rejected

4minute′s Hyuna’s Hot Pants Rejected

The show’s MCs Kim Sung Joo and Park Young Rin, alongside panelists Park Hui Soon and Kim Tae Hoon, will reveal why the singer had to cut her ‘Bubble Pop’ promotions short.

The Korea Communications Standards Commission recently deemed the singer’s ‘hot pants’ and parts of the Bubble Pop choreography inappropriate to air on all three major music programs (Music Bank, Inkigayo and Music Core).

“Major elements of the choreography are difficult to revise," stated Hyuna’s label, Cube Entertainment. "We will suspend Bubble Pop promotions.”

Meanwhile, ‘Superstar K $10 billion,’ Kang Ho Dong′s Exit,’ and ‘Shim Hye Jin′s 30,000 pyeong resort’ are among the other hot topics to be covered on the show.

Photo credit: Mnet

Malicious gossip, my last photo shoot


Our interview was amicable and frank throughout, and Gang Ye Bin kept a happy face.


She had her share of hardships too. “As my first show became mired in controversy due to its sexually suggestive content, I was always the center of malicious gossip. It was hurtful to hear people say that I was trying to make it by using my body. But I still find myself reading all the comments about me online, whether good or bad, because, well, they’re about me. And I especially I try to pay attention to malicious comments that also include genuine advice,” says Gang.


She also said that she was planning to shoot a sexy photo spread. We couldn’t understand her at first, because she went through a lot of trouble due to her sexual image.


She explains, “It’s true that I has my qualms about working on the project. But I wanted to cherish the body I had in my 20s. I thought about it for a long time, and I finally arrived at the conclusion that this would be my last chance. Hopefully, fans will consider it a cute last-ditch effort of my 20s.


Entertainer? Sex symbol? Ultimate goal: Actress


Gang Ye Bin as an actress seems more suitable for comical roles in sitcoms than conventional dramas. Not surprisingly, her appearances in sitcoms including SBS Plus’s Eagle Eagle is her entire filmography as an actress to date.


But Gang Ye Bin says, “I’d like to pursue a career as an actress, rather than an entertainer or a sex symbol. But I’d like to play unconventional characters - for example, I’d like to portray strong characters like Drew Barrymore in Charlie’s Angels or a female sniper. I guess if the character has a comical aspect, it would fit me even more.”


She is entering her 7th year since her debut. As a person who has been throughups and downs, her honesty is charming. It will be interesting to see what kind of actress Gang Ye Bin will become.




Translation Credit: Misun Lee

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