12:55 pm - 03/29/2013

Former Dal Shabet member Viki returns as a weather forecaster

Dal Shabet‘s former member Viki, who left the group to focus on her solo career last May, was recently spotted on television reporting the weather.

Viki updated fans and revealed that her grandfather is none other than well-known businessman Son Kil Seung, sharing, “My grandfather is the former president of SK Group Son Kil Seung. He is currently the SK honorary chairman. He also gives lectures at Seoul University. During that time, I made my debut through Dal Shabet, and I didn’t want everyone to know. There is no one in my family who works in the entertainment industry. I didn’t want to inconvenience anyone. My former agency probably didn’t know of this either. I saw my grandfather when I was young, but I don’t get to see him often these days. He calls and emails my mother often.

The former idol is currently the weather forecaster on JTBC‘s ‘News9‘ and opened up about her new solo career: “Starting from the 25th, I’ve been training to be a weather forecaster. Because I am the first idol-turned-weatherwoman, there is a lot of pressure, but I will work hard and show a good image as a caster.”

Congratulations to Viki on her new career!

source: akp
supplanter 29th-Mar-2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Just make sure your bewbs have proper coverage at all times and you won't be called a shameless hussy by random "journalists"!!!!


Well, I don't think anyone thought she really had a viable solo career... I assume being a weather forecaster is much more secure than being an idol, anyway.
lysblack 29th-Mar-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
i couldn't help but laugh :/
falling_empress 29th-Mar-2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
Mte, I feel mean...
pinksparkles14 1st-Apr-2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
I thought it was cute. D:
staaan 29th-Mar-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
don't you have to be a meteorologist in order to become a weather forecaster?
froggster 29th-Mar-2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
I guess in some countries and/or television networks you just have to be a pretty woman
45s 29th-Mar-2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
You're reading off a teleprompter so no. Most meteorologists work off of tv anyways
4minutesluts 30th-Mar-2013 02:01 am (UTC)
yeah no

most countries just have a government meteorological service that the tv presenters use
love_allure 30th-Mar-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
lol nope. i live in la and out of all the major network channels, only nbc has a meteorologist for their nighttime news.
mingsunni 30th-Mar-2013 03:53 am (UTC)
Not in Korea. The people who read off the weather on TV are always pretty, young women. The title of this post is wrong. She isn't a 'forecaster', just a presenter. This happens a bit less in America, I think. The big national news programs just have women just reading off the weather, but all my local news stations had actual meteorologists.
love323able 29th-Mar-2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
i love that dress she's wearing, just dislike the print
uledy 29th-Mar-2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
Nice to know there's a life after being an idol (or is she still trying to pursue her "solo" career?).
blkjck 29th-Mar-2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
annhh 29th-Mar-2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
People need to give her a break. She's young, she can do lots of things before she has to "settle" or hit big.
chewmi 29th-Mar-2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
yesungholic 29th-Mar-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
As long she does what she wants, I don't see what's the problem! It's a honest job and she's working for it.
also in portugal we don't have weatherman or woman. xD
it's just the journalist who says what the weather will be xDD
___sasuka 29th-Mar-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
lol this was on hallyu8 a week ago!
45s 29th-Mar-2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
Girl is practical. Do what you love bb
oliwon 29th-Mar-2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
as long as she loves this~ do well on your career, Viki
what a pity that she wasted so many years being a trainee and a member of a group(forgot the name) then dalshabet .. then this ~
classicart 29th-Mar-2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
she probably makes more money doing this lol
iznanassi 29th-Mar-2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
She'll probably make more money doing this than Dal Flop will ever make.
unicornios 29th-Mar-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
lol probably true tbh
dreamerbri 30th-Mar-2013 12:07 am (UTC)
active3minutes 30th-Mar-2013 12:12 am (UTC)
seriously, I don't get people here saying lol. pretty sure she gets more money in a week than nugus do in a year, or their whole career

Edited at 2013-03-30 12:13 am (UTC)
turtles_tszx 30th-Mar-2013 01:25 am (UTC)
mte, was googling her grandfather.. His company is the third largest conglomerate in korea. She's probably the richest idol chaebol even compared to idols like shiwon etc.
bunica1990 31st-Mar-2013 11:54 am (UTC)
adjuihcuzuejrim 30th-Mar-2013 01:04 am (UTC)
this is not what i expected to e her solo career
vicinity_love 30th-Mar-2013 01:57 am (UTC)
yes i'm sure there is a lot of pressure on her being a weather forecaster...
anyways congrats to her if this is what she wants to do :)
dharawal 30th-Mar-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
perhaps she has decided that she wants to work in TV, many many tv presenters have started off as weather people and progressed, Al Roker springs to mind, so I wish her nothing but the best.
hugtimes 30th-Mar-2013 11:53 am (UTC)
good for you bb~
celyn_jo 30th-Mar-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
I don't see the need for her to mention her background, and I don't think it has relevance to her new career as a weather forecaster.
If there's anything I can be sure about, I think she'll earn bigger in this new career than being an idol. Good for her.
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