Recently, it has been revealed that Shin Se Kyung will be appearing on “Infinity Challenge“ and people have been wondering how so many top stars got recruited to appear on the show.
What is the reason that “Infinity Challenge” (IC) is the one of the only variety shows that gets top celebrities, who are usually hard to see, to join them? What strategies does IC use for recruitment?
1. Win Their Favor With Touching Events
Last May, Jo In Sung gave his first greetings after his military service discharge on IC. It was during the “Crew Special” episodes and Jo In Sung showed a stronger sense of variety show knowledge and wit, which gave viewers many laughs- his comeback was quite a success.
The reason IC could bring Jo In Sung on set was because of the touching event from the production staff. The IC team put up a banner that said, “Jo In Sung’s Comeback Masterpiece – What Happened In Misari” (Misari is the name of a place where the crew episodes took place) and warmly welcomed back the handsome actor. Jo In Sung gave his appreciation by saying that he was an IC fan more than a SNSD fan, which touched the entire IC team.
(Banner: Jo In Sung’s Comeback Masterpiece – What Happened In Misari)
2. Make Far-Fetched Rumors and Say, “Come On Our Show If You’re Mad!”
Following Jo In Sung’s appearance were the So Ji Sub episodes, which received explosive reactions. Due to Jung Joon Ha’s injury, So Ji Sub made two appearances on the show. He participated in the “Classic Games” episode and showed great sense of variety skills as he didn’t shy away from being physical during the games. IC has been sending lovecalls to So Ji Sub for a long time and finally, he came because of the rumor that Noh Hong Chul started on the show.
Last April, during one of the “Crew Special” episodes, Noh stated, “So Ji Sub recently broke up with his girlfriend. If you’re mad, then come on the show yourself to explain,” as he persuaded So Ji Sub to join them on the rowing team. And to everyone’s surprise and delight, So Ji Sub actually did come on the show and said it was to punish Noh for saying such far-fetched nonsense.
3. Receive An Assured Response Of Appearance Over The Phone
Not too long ago, during the “Rained In Special” episode, another top star promised to appear on the show. Noh Hong Chul boasted that he and Lee Na Young are drinking buddies. He revealed that she wanted to come on the show. Because of a sudden storm, the members of IC created the “Rained In Special” and began to call up their friends. Noh Hong Chul called Lee Na Young. But because it was too late and too sudden, Lee Na Young couldn’t make it but she promised the members that she will definitely appear on the show in the next chance.
There’s no way of knowing when exactly Lee Na Young will come on the show but viewers firmly believe that they will get to see her on IC.
“Infinity Challenge” never ceases to create fun and interesting ideas to recruit top stars. So it’s only natural to feel excitement and high anticipation for the next top stars that will appear on the show. What top stars would you want to see on “Infinity Challenge?”