Yoona Makes a Brief Appearance on ‘Strong Heart’
On November 6th, Girls’ Generation’s Yoona made a brief appearance on SBS’s “Strong Heart” as part of a farewell episode for Super Junior’s Leeteuk, a regular cast member of “Strong Heart” who recently left the show and concluded his other activities to enlist in the South Korean army.
During the episode, Yoona revealed that one year ago, Leeteuk had said he was going to enlist in the army. However, whenever she would ask, “When are you going to the army?”, he always answered, “I’m going to go soon.”
Yoona also explained Leeteuk invited her and other artists under SM Entertainment to an MT (editor’s note: membership training, a chance for co-workers or schoolmates to bond through various activities). However, rather than lead the event, Leeteuk instead stayed inside a room to watch TV and play on his cell phone.
Leeteuk explained that he had planned on giving quizzes and prepared prizes, but that Shim Jaewon played music at the MT for three hours. He said, “Everyone was having so much fun that they were just dancing, so I didn’t think there was anywhere for me to fit in.”
MC Shin Dongyup later asked Yoona if she planned to visit Leeteuk when he enlists. She answered, “If my schedule permits.”
Yoona continued, “While he is Super Junior’s leader, I feel that he also played a role as SM artists’ leader really well, and if he’s not in that position anymore, I wonder who is going to create good atmospheres like him.”
Finally, Yoona gave Leeteuk a signed copy of Girls’ Generation’s “MR. TAXI” album, saying, “If it would become of any help, this is to give him strength, with little messages. It’s a gift that’s not really like a gift.”