One of the “Flower Boys of the Ramen Shop,” Lee Ki Woo revealed his favorite girl group. In an interview with local news agency TV Report, the actor named SISTAR as the girl group he is a fan of, and the one he liked the most while he was in the military.
In the interview, he also revealed the unique culture of different bases having different favorite groups. It happened that the comrades in his base were mostly fans of SISTAR.
“When music programs come on and it was time for them to come out, all the soldiers except for those on standing duty came to sit in front of the TV, breathlessly watching them perform ‘Ma Boy,’” he said.
Lee Ki Woo was also asked which member he was a fan of. “That is also quite interesting, to look at the trends. In our base, there were 70 soldiers who debated between Bora and Hyorin. In the end, Bora won by majority.”
He continued, “It’s because we watched a program where we saw her run. I guess that’s why we cheered for her. The soldiers have a fondness for those who are a bit more athletic.”
Girl groups are immensely popular in the military, and watching performances of girl groups draw a lot of energy and attention. SISTAR themselves had caused an uproar with a surprise performance in a base in September. It is also quite common for recently discharged celebrities to be asked about their favorite girl groups and girl group members.
Lee Ki Woo was just discharged from the military on September 1, and has jumped on to play the genius chef in “Flower Boys of the Ramen Shop.” The 16-episode drama co-starring Jung Il Woo and Lee Chung Ah is currently airing on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays.