source: kmagazinelovers 1, 2, 3
Roh Ji Hoon to make his musical debut in 'Elisabeth'
He previously earned fans with his belt-pulling choreography for "Punishment", and now he'll be playing the role of Prince Rudolf, the son of Queen Elisabeth, along with Kim Isaac in a double casting. The emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph, will be played by Yoon Young Suk and Min Young Ki, and Lee Jung Hwa has been cast as Archduchess Sophie.
The musical tells the story of Elisabeth, the Empress of Austria, from her engagement and marriage in 1854 to her murder in 1898. It will open on July 26 at the Seoul Arts Center Opera Theatre.
BTOB Seo Eunkwang to make musical debut, Reason for late announcement?
BTOB Seo Eunkwang will be joining forces with musical ‘Monte Cristo’.
BTOB’s agency Cube Entertainment and EMK Musical Company revealed on July 3rd, that BTOB’s leader cum main vocalist will be acting in the popular ‘Monte Cristo’ as Albert.
The musical idol casting list was long ago been revealed even before the musical starts for advertising purposes, but Seo Eunkwang’s first stage on the 10th July was unusually revealed only today.
Producers EMK Musical Company explained, “Seo Eunkwang’s image and Albert’s character matches a lot, and his passion towards musical was large, so we have cast him through an audition” and, “After sufficient practice, he had expressed his thoughts to stand on the stage, and seeing how he had more practice than other actors, we have decided to include his first stage in the middle of the performance period.”
Seo Eunkwang is BTOB’s main vocalist, and has shown impressive ballad and dance skills, in particularly his exceptional singing skills. He has already been catching attention as the vocalist of the next generation even during the early times of their debut.
Other than his singing capabilities, Seo Eunkwang’s kind and cool image and personality suits the musical character a lot, which gathers even more attention for his first musical debut.
Seo Eunkwang expressed, “As I was learning music in my high school days, I have keen interest in musicals as well. Having to start with such a good production really makes me happy. Having to perform on ‘Monte Cristo’ which is very much charming than what I’ve thought, practice too, makes me very blessed as well. I thank seniors who looked after me and, ss I think of those who waits for musical actor Seo Eunkwang, I have confidence that I will work even better on stage. I will do my best as Albert and show a cool look”.
Musical ‘Monte Cristo’ is based on a solid story by Alexandre Dumas ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’.
In the musical, Seo Eunkwang holds the main lead of ‘Albert’ is the son of The Count of Monte Cristo and Mercedes, which then tries to remember The Count’s past innocent self and to forgive what he has done.
Meanwhile, BTOB has concluded promotions for ‘Second Confession and is currently preparing for their new album.
source: newsen translated by loveindacube
Gayoon - Beauty+ interview
Heo Gayoon’s skillful takeoff
In 4Minute’s glamorous stage performance, at some point you start to see Heo Gayoon. She who attracts your gaze even among the many, many girl groups, has become remarkably prettier and more fashionable. When asked what made her stand out this much, her answer was quite simple. “I’ve lived the trainee life since I was 14. There are a lot of times that I wanted to quit in the middle…." this year as well as for 10 years, she has somehow always been there. It’s just that she already began to quietly reveal her own light.
Left| A long, white, backless design dress classic.
Right| A black and white striped knit top that has a fine luster and looks soft.
You went through today’s shooting with almost no makeup.
Yes, I only did base makeup for my skin and only put a little bit of blush and lipstick on, but it’s still fun. For most other pictorials or on stage, it’s almost very thick.
Your skin is good and it seems that you’ve gotten prettier these days. Do you have a secret?
Firstly, I threw away any compulsions about diets. In the past, no matter what, I would not eat and then binge eat all afterwards and that wasn’t good for my health and it became a burden. These days, I eat when I’m hungry and it’s a trivial thing, but after a meal, I don’t drink coffee right away and am working hard to walk a lot. Since my skin is on the dry side, I’m working hard at moisturizing it.
Do you have a type of makeup that you like to do often?
For my eye shadow, to make various bends on my face, I like to do a gradient. I line my eyes naturally also, so that my eye shape looks deep. Asians say that it looks like it kind of hurts, but even so for me, I seem to match it, so I like it. Lined makeup looks a bit fake and also has a strong feel so these days I’m not doing it much.
We’re curious about any things for beauty habits or things that you eat for your health.
As a habit, not to touch or rub your face with your hands. Don’t thoughtlessly try recommended surgical procedures at dermatologist’s. I received a surgical procedure to remove a blemish for the first time but because of my schedule, I couldn’t stick on the regenerative tape and got a bigger scar, so I was upset. Don’t hide anything and be cautious of what you eat. I’m eating yeast protein my mom gave me for a supplement and she also said that it is good for a scalp that is bleached often.
That’s right, you bleach your hair a lot right?
Yes, not too long ago, we filmed a music video and feeling something weird flowing down my back that felt like sweat, I felt weird so I touched the back of my neck and it wasn’t sweat, it was discharge from my scalp. Your scalp can’t stand excessive bleaching. There were even times when I slept and woke up that my pillow would be drenched in discharge. I went to the hospital and received treatment and good care and they said that when your scalp is irritated, the best treatment method is to leave it alone. Cleanly washing it and completely drying your hair at night time is the best caring method.
Ah it was a dilemma that others didn’t know about. It’s a relief that your skin condition looks good.
When we do thick stage makeup I work really hard with cleansing. I erase eye makeup with eye makeup remover, cleanse with lotion type and cleanse again blotting my face with cleansing water, and then wash up my face with foam cleanser. Even if I don’t do this, my skin is a bit dry so I do a bit of cleansing to not worry.
Tell us three beauty items that you like.
When we had previous promotions, instead of lipstick, I insisted on just lip tint but nowadays, I’ve started to like lipstick. Since I’ve fallen for Mac’s Saigon Summer, I’m using it a lot. It’s a coral and orange color so it matches well with my skin that is a bit yellow. I like perfume also and tend to change with the season trend. Last winter was Coconut Vanilla scent from Creed Virgin Island, now I am using a present given to me from fans, Jo Malone. Since it’s the summer, carefully picking a suncream and meticulously applying it is important.
How do you pick products like suncream?
I get information from TV programs or magazines and the internet, and after I think that they’re okay, I find them and after I carefully find out about them, I purchase them. A recent product I’ve bought is a Japanese product, Hatomugi and I’m happily using it without burdens.
The white balloon sleeve blouse is Jardin de Chouette.
Do you buy makeup products even when you go overseas?
The perfume that doesn’t come to Korea is expensive in Korea, but the price is comparatively okay locally, so I tend to buy them there. For example, in the US, Fresh is cheaper than it is in Korea. Also, If you go to Sephora and look at this and that, especially if you’re buying a present, you can buy a lot and be proud when you give them as gifts, because it’s expensive (laughs).
When we look at Gayoon we can say you are very fashionable.
I originally like clothes a lot. So I am satisfied with my body even when worried people around me tell me that I am skinny. There are more clothes for lean bodies that you can find. Because they sell legwork, I also know some vintage shops and am watching rising designers. With the ‘2YOON’ promotions we wore a lot of costumes from a Thai designer. Because I am active in styling, I even participated in it. Now that everyone’s wearing brand names, I’ve come to find something newer.
A fashion item that you like.
Colorful and thick belts that can be practical and knee-socks with shoes. I excessively wore knee-socks to hide my thin ankles but they ended up attracting a lot of attention, and because my shoe size 220mm, is a small size… when a shoe design is pretty and it is available in my size, no matter how expensive it is, I buy it. If there is my size then I am thankful.
Come to think of it, your major is acting.
Um… When I was 14, I started a trainee life. My only dream was to become a singer and that hasn’t changed. Seeing as I trained music training for a long time, I didn’t want to go college also with a practical music major. So I chose the department of theater and film and unexpectedly, acting is new and fun.
Of course you will have greed for acting.
Of course. But, I am still in the process of preparing, and because there are a lot of things even in music that I haven’t been able to show yet, I’m not urgently thinking about it. Because for the most part, 4Minute is a performance group, the vocals have to be sang and yelled sharply and thin. As much as I haven’t laughed while promoting on stage through 4Minute, should I call it a resolutely determined feeling? But, when promoting as 2YOON, there were things that I liked with the styling and makeup and the feel of the vocals was softer and on the brighter side so I was able to try that.
To a 23 year old Heo Gayoon a club is?
A place that I haven’t been to except for once since I was born. Also a place where I modestly played with the 4Minute members to celebrate winning number one with ‘What’s Your Name’ when the company rented the whole second floor. But, coming down from the second floor and looking around, that place was a new world.
About a happy hobby.
Finding and exploring restaurants. Even when my schedule is busy, I’m happy when I look up or am introduced to restaurants and go to look for them. Because I am originally active, for my hobbies, I tend to enjoy sports like wake boarding. If we’re talking about a new hobby that I’ve fallen into, it would be planning a vacation for a week that I would get to myself while collecting books and various information about vacationing.
Lastly, things Gayoon-ssi will accomplish this year.
4Minute will be working hard on a special summer album that is coming out soon, this year on the fashion side, I want to try and be active, and when we announce the new album, I would like to try and lift people’s eyes as a costume director. Of course, musically, I would like to have many opportunities to show a mature image.
Left| The navy blue push button jacket is Jucy Couture, Sandals are Jill by Jill Stuart, and hat is Eudon Choi.
Right| The white midriff top is Soulpot Studio and the striped skirt is toe.
source: beauty+, translated by zesha@4mf-trans
G.NA to release ‘Love and Slow’, OST for couple reality show ‘Jjak’
G.NA will be releasing ‘Love and Slow’ on July 3rd.
G.NA will be lending her voice for SBS couple reality show ‘Jjak’, whereby the program gathers young men and women in search for love.
G.NA’s ‘Love and Slow’ has a strong shuffle rhythm and accompanied with acoustic guitar. The song depicts a female’s heart in wanting a slow and long-lasting love instead of a rushed one. The chorus is particularly lovely and with the fusion of G.NA’s cool vocals, listeners can feel a women’s excitement through the song.
‘Love and Slow’ is a song that suits well when these men and women express their likes for each other. The song will be released on 3th of July on various music sites.
Meanwhile, SBS ‘Jjak’ is broadcast every Wednesday at 11.20PM.
source: tvdialy, translated by loveindacube, BubbleFeetBeatOSTCH1
Shin JiHoon signs with Cube DC, ‘Like a jewel’
Shin JiHoon has signed an exclusive contract with Cube Entertainment.
Cube representatives expressed on the 19th June, “It has been decided that Shin JiHoon will be joining Cube. Please be supportive of Shin JiHoon who has embraced in the arms of Cube DC to grow seeds of possibilities”, they announced.
Previously on the 18th, Representative Hong hinted a new member to the company, “Today, I have gained a jewel-like child. I think there’s nothing happier than this. Her voice is as pure as the sky after a rain,” expressing his thoughts.
Shin JiHoon has been receiving good comments for her goosebumps high notes and her unexpected expressiveness for her age. It was revealed that Representative Hong has placed his interest onto Shin JiHoon’s unique vocals ever since the start of the broadcast.
Representative Hong expressed, “(She has a) Rich expressiveness and the delivery of her emotions unlike her age,. In the future, I have this anticipation of Shin JiHoon touching hearts with her songs. She’s a friend with a great star potential,” he commented.
It is expected that Shin JiHoon will be growing under the care of Cube Entertainment’s sub-label, Cube DC. (op's note: BtoB, Roh Ji Hoon and m4m are under it as well)
Meanwhile, Shin JiHoon made a sudden appearance on Baek AhYeon’s Showcase which was held on the 17th and performed a sweet duet together.
source: newsen, translated by loveindacube
KAPPA to sponsor talented figure skater Shin JiHoon
KAPPA, a brand that produces authentic Italian sportswear has signed with talented figure skater Shin JiHoon as her official sponsor until June 2014.
On the 27th, at the headquarters of KAPPA, a signing ceremony was held between KAPPA and Shin JiHoon for the official sponsorship. The agreement stated that KAPPA will be sponsoring Shin JiHoon’s garments and sports wear for a year.
Shin JiHoon was revealed to be a figure-skater during ‘SBS KPOP Star Season 2′. It was also revealed that Shin JiHoon prepares for both skating and singing schedules concurrently, proving her diligent efforts as a sportswoman and as a talented singer, hence, receiving loves from the public.
KAPPA’s sports marketing representatives expressed, “Although she’s still young, there’s an unlimited potential and possibility for Shin JiHoon. Being able to sponsor her is a happy news for us. We hope that those young who dreams for figure skating and singing will be able to learn through such example.” Shin JiHoon also expressed her thoughts, “I will do my best, not only as a singer, but also as a figure skater. I hope to show a variety of looks to fans.”
source: osen, translated by loveindacube
BtoB mini concerts bts (eng subbed)
source: BTOBVN V-MELODY
M4M - Sohu Music Interview (eng subbed)
G.na - Jjang interview
Tooniverse - Sohyun, Ilhoon and Sungjae
KBS drama special - My Friend is Still Alive (Kikwang) (eng subbed)