[ARTICLE] Super Junior’s Shindong in the spotlight
JUST how rich is Siwon, the most popular heart-throb of top K-pop boy band Super Junior?
Fellow member Shindong doesn’t know, but is itching to find out.
In fact, if he had to pick one Super Junior member to interview on Idol Fun Club 2, where he plays host along with Tak Jae Hoon, Jang Dong Min and Yoo Sang Moo, it’d be Siwon.
This revelation came in an interview with The New Paper last Thursday at the CJ Entertainment & Media Centre, where he records the popular music talk show.
Shindong, 27, has been juggling both his hosting and singing career for seven years.
After winning the SM Best Youth Contest in 2005 and signing up with SM Entertainment, he initially stood out among the hunky boys of Super Junior for his weight – which was rumoured to be around 106kg – and his decidedly non-idol looks.
He’s one of four lead dancers and rappers of the nine-man supergroup and is known for his comedic style.
In 2008, he decided to go on a diet, reportedly losing around 19kg.
He has since maintained roughly the same figure. When he weighed himself on an episode of Idol Fun Club 2 last April, he was around 92kg.
Shindong joined Idol Fun Club in March last year for the show’s second season.
The music talk show airs every Monday at 7pm and 10pm on channel M (SingTel mio TV Ch 518 and StarHub Ch 824 and 874).
The hosts dress up as legendary British band The Beatles – with Shindong supposedly portraying Paul McCartney – and interview a panel of celebrity guests.
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