SNSD’s Seohyun Picks Ban Ki Moon Over Johnny Depp


On the Oct. 17 episode of KBS “National Talk Show Hello,” SNSD’s Seohyun made a guest appearance and picked the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon over movie star Johnny Depp as her favorite idol.

Appearing alongside SNSD’s Sunny, Seohyun shared a story submitted by a mother of a high school student who’s a fan girl of MBC “Star Audition” winner, Baek Chung Gang. Following the story, the two were asked if they were ever an avid fan girl of any celebrity in the past. Sunny responded, “I was once very surprised by Seohyun. She had a giant poster of Johnny Depp next to her bed. When I opened the door, I almost thought it was the real Johnny Depp.”

The show’s host followed up by asking, “I heard Seohyun’s a fan of Ban Ki Moon too. Who do you like better between the two?” and without any hesitation Seohyun said, “I would say Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. I started to like him more after learning about his inner side. I read his books and looked up news articles about him, and it made me respect him more as a person.”

Sunny, on the other hand, picked actor Park Shi Hoo as her favorite celebrity. She said the actor caught her eye after seeing KBS drama “The Princess’ Man,” and that she would follow him until a new drama series starts.

Seohyun’s admiration for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is well-publicized, as she even asked for his autograph at a recent event. Is Ban Ki Moon really that much more attractive than Johnny Depp?