1:16 pm - 11/12/2012

′The Romantic & Idol′ PD Says Fiestar′s Jei is Like Lee Hyori

Lee Myung Han, chief producer of tvN′s The Romantic & Idol, called Fiestar′s Jei ′the next Lee Hyori′ and said MBLAQ′s Mir seemed to fit the show the most.

CP Lee recently met with enews and talked about the eight idol members currently appearing on The Romantic & Idol. The show currently features 2PM′s Jun.K (Junsu), ZE:A′s Park Hyung Sik, MBLAQ′s Mir, JJ Project′s JB, 4minute′s Nam Ji Hyun, Fiestar′s Jei, Rainbow′s Oh Seung Ah and AOA′s Hyejeong.

He first said about Fiestar′s leader Jei, "The producers all agreed that Jei is just like how the sexy queen Lee Hyori was when she was a rookie. She′s a rookie, but still she feels like a veteran. Her words and her solid heart were just like Lee Hyori′s."

He then added, "Even her looks and her image are like Hyori′s too. She was very attractive. I believe those charms will be able to shine through this program."

The Romantic & Idol is a show which invites eight idol members to shed their idol identities and try to find love as normal youths in their 20s. The team stayed for four days in Jeju Island while they got to know each other and started to form relationships among them.

CP Lee then added that MBLAQ′s Mir fit The Romantic & Idol′s aims the best, adding, "He opened up everything that was inside him. He knew what he wanted and what he didn′t."

On the first episode of The Romantic & Idol, which aired on November 11, Mir paired up with AOA′s Hyejeong through a shuffle.

Mir had told the producers after the match, "To be honest, Hyejeong isn′t my ideal type. I want someone with small eyes, and I like women who have bangs. Ms. Nam Ji Hyun, we are meant to be."
The Romantic & Idol is the idol version of tvN′s real love variety show The Romantic.

The first episode showed how the men and women got to meet, as well as a preview of what would happen during their four day stay in Jeju Island. Jun.K and Jei, Hyung Sik and Nam Ji Hyun, Mir and Hyejeong and JB and Seung Ah became couples, but the preview for the next episode showed that everyone′s hearts would start pointing in different directions.


Did anyone else watch the first episode of this?? I loved it, I think it's awesome that TvN didn't allow managers at all, so they got to act more like normal people around each other. I heard they are planning a season 2 already with more 2012 rookies.

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b1gay4 12th-Nov-2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
that show sounds like a hoard of nugus
ginevragirl 12th-Nov-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Well the girls are basically nugus, the boys are more well known. Lol. But nugus are cheaper, and it is a cable channel, so yeah. lol
ixion124 12th-Nov-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
charlotterhys 12th-Nov-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I'm not ever going to believe someone's behavior is completely ~natural~ when they have a mike pack stuffed in the back of their pants. All reality TV like that is very controlled. There's generally more spontaneity in interviews or onstage in my experience.

I'm not strictly speaking from Korean television, but that's definitely the case in the West and I don't think they can be that far off.
goshipgurl 12th-Nov-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)

and also I think it's awesome that TvN didn't allow managers at all - 10 bucks that their managers stayed with them. idols are not allowed to do anything without their precious managers
ginevragirl 12th-Nov-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
well, i think they were at jeju, but they weren't allowed during filming at all. It was closed. lol.
modestgoddess79 12th-Nov-2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
any subs for this yet?
imyoona 12th-Nov-2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I second this question. I'd love to watch this (and understand it)
tokadah 12th-Nov-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
cattleyae 12th-Nov-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
in_noctem 13th-Nov-2012 01:05 am (UTC)
Yes please
4minutesluts 13th-Nov-2012 01:00 am (UTC)
she wishes
jeit91 13th-Nov-2012 01:07 am (UTC)
whos hyungshik paired with?
mangomuffins 13th-Nov-2012 01:25 am (UTC)
they're gonna rotate but he was with 4minute jihyun first ep and he was entranced by her goddess-like beauty
hideandplaydead 13th-Nov-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
The visual of the group is the leader?
imyoona 13th-Nov-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, she's both.
hideandplaydead 13th-Nov-2012 07:37 am (UTC)
Well then, this is the first.

The last time a group surprised me on who's the leader is secret. For the longest time i thought hyosung was the maknae.
supplanter 16th-Nov-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
Who did you think was leader, then?
toshi830 13th-Nov-2012 01:36 am (UTC)
I love Jei but next Hyori is no.
in_noctem 13th-Nov-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
How do all those factors add up to her being the next hyori though. Or maybe I need to watch this show.
imyoona 13th-Nov-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
"2PM′s Jun.K (Junsu)"

Not his name though
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