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[Video] Akdong Musician Shares Reason Behind Donating Prize Money from ‘K-Pop Star 2’

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2014.07.15 10:42 Newsen Jung Ji Won Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

Akdong Musician revealed why the duo decided to donate 300 million won in prize money.

During July 14’s broadcast of SBS’s Healing Camp, Akdong Musician revealed why it donated all of the prize money earned through K-Pop Star 2.

Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk said, “We always thought from the beginning that we should donate the prize money if we win. It was out of our own will. I didn’t think we could handle the money, when we’ve been eating rice with just soy sauce.”

[Video] Akdong Musician Shares Reason Behind Donating Prize Money from ‘K-Pop Star 2’

Lee Soo Hyun said, “The things that we wanted to get were maybe a pair of new shoes. But once we received them from our fans, there was nothing else that we wanted to buy. So we just donated the money.”

When asked how they felt when they were named winners, Lee Soo Hyun answered, “I thought I would feel thrilled if they called our name but all I thought was, ‘Do I go home when this is over?’ It didn’t feel real even when I saw my mom and dad’s faces. I woke up the next morning and my dad had received numerous love calls for interviews and commercials. That’s when it felt real.”

Photo credit: SBS

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