[Interview] SISTAR’s Bora Shares Motivation Behind Staying Fit
SISTAR’s Bora spilled on what motivates her to stay fit.
Merely a month after gaining success with the song Touch My Body in July, SISTAR released a special album on August 26, releasing the title song I Swear, which became another hit as soon as it was released.
Meeting with Newsen in the waiting room of KBS 2TV’s Music Bank, Bora said, “This album is the special album to present the fans with the end of the summer. We prepared it in order to show a better side of us so I hope that they enjoy listening to it.”
When asked how she feels about the success of I Swear following Touch My Body, Bora said, “I definitely feel good. When we used to promote Alone and Loving U, every stage was exciting. It feels the same way this time. The more people know our songs, the more excited we get when we perform on stage.”
Having emphasized looking ‘healthy’ since its debut, unlike many other girl groups, SISTAR became a girl group that flaunts their lean and muscular bodies.
Bora said, “Everyone lost a lot of weight. In the past when we were preparing our albums, there were some members who were conscious of their bodies and some members who were not. I was one of the members who didn’t really care so much about it but when we were promoting Give It To Me, I lost weight naturally, from feeling stressed or working strenuously. Then I gained weight when I took a break. When we were about to release a new album, I was worried that people might compare how I used to look before to now,” revealing the reason she went on a diet.
Bora continued, “So I went on a diet this time. And since it’s the summer, many of our outfits were tight so I think the members all shaped up their bodies.”
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