V.G.: The nickname “Growth Spurt-dol” is probably influenced by Changjo and Ricky, the maknaes who are changing every day. I heard that Changjo especially grew a lot?
Changjo: I grew more than 10cm in just a year. I was the third tallest before, but now… Hi, my name is Changjo and I am in charge of height! I’m 179cm now. I’m growing every day.
V.G.: You’ve lost a lot of baby fat, too.
Changjo: People tell me that my “more charming by the day” point is my steamed bun-like cheeks, but actually, it’s a complex of mine. Even though the fans like it, I’m going to lose it no matter what. That’s why I am not eating midnight snacks these days.
V.G.: Ricky’s impression has gotten stronger, and he’s becoming more of a man day by day. I think the expiration date for your nickname “Lovely Boy” is approaching.
Ricky: This nickname is get more and more embarrassing so I’m not introducing myself as this nowadays. But still, I think cuteness matches me well. Thankfully, the fans still see me as cute.
V.G.: C.A.P is only in his twenties, but he is the oldest in the team. And he’s the leader, too.
C.A.P: Watching the members grow up is fun. The youngest members debuted in 9th grade and now they are 11th graders, so it’s a time when they’re changing the most. Next year will be different, and the year after will be different. Although I am the leader, I don’t particularly see myself as one. I am not the final decision maker. For important decisions, we all talk it over together and for unimportant ones, we settle it through Rock-Paper-Scissors. This is a fair democracy.
V.G.: I just got a tip-off saying that it was not a fair democracy. There were some members who raised doubt that Rock-Paper-Scissors was a very transparent process.
C.A.P: Ah, of course. It ends when someone leaves the room for a moment, no, when someone just turns around. Can I say we “conspire”? But I am the one who gets conspired against the most.
Changjo: When C.A.P, or any of the members, leave the room, we huddle together immediately and say “We’ll do this and this.” I wish for this to stop. We all know who it is.
V.G.: Ahah, the youngest one is gritting his teeth.
Changjo: One day, the youngest ones will rise to the top.
V.G.: As time goes on, there have been older groups in which the youngest ones have shone brightly. Changjo, your expression suddenly got brighter?
Changjo: Yeah (grins) I will get revenge.
V.G.: People say Niel has a “Word-Dumb”/”Speech Fool” virus? You sing well, have experience in acting, and was a gold medalist at the “Idol Star Athletics and Swimming Championships” so I thought you were almighty. But a Speech Fool…
Niel: When I’m on broadcast, with girls or other idols, I get really nervous. I don’t know why. All of a sudden, I get really tongue-tied and I can’t think of words that I already knew beforehand. Actually, Ricky is worse than I am.
Ricky: It’s a concept. Concept.
V.G.: But you guys are with me, and you guys talk very well.
Niel: B-because it’s not a broadcast and it’s c-comfortable (laughter).
V.G.: After debut, Teen Top has had its fair share of hardships. Car crashes, sound issues, swear word controversy, and recently C.A.P’s gender discrimination controversy.
C.A.P: I have to be careful. I am showing more prudence with what I say. I’ve used this opportunity to learn and I felt that I still have not matured. I’ve disappointed a lot of fans. I was upset with myself, too. I feel the most remorse towards the members. Because of my mistake…
Niel: I think we were able to use this opportunity to grow.
L.Joe: We know what to do and what not to do; we’ve become more mature.
V.G.: What’s the most exciting thing about this promotion?
Ricky: The anticipation of “Can we get 1st place?” Before, we just ran with the finish line in sight, now we’ve actually become 1st place contenders.
V.G.: Do you think you can get 1st place?
Niel: Yes, we can! (V.G.: Oh, you’re very confident?) We have to believe in ourselves. Only believers can make their dreams come true! We were on the radio program “Date at 2PM” and Ju Younghoon sunbae-nim made a prediction. He told us that if not this week, then next week, we will be able to get 1st place. We will trust ourselves and Ju Younghoon (laughter).
Friday, February 17, 2012
Teen Top Vogue Girl March Issue Part 2
Teen Top Vogue Girl March Issue Part 2