FT Island’s Lee Hongki Misses Chance to Win 50 Million Won

2012-02-28 15:41:06 2012-02-28 07:41:07

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On February 28, FT Island’s Lee Hongki made an appearance on the KBS quiz show, “1 vs. 100,” as a contestant where he went against 100 other people for a chance to win 50 million won (approx. $50,000 USD). Unlike what most people expected, Lee Hongki displayed surprisingly good knowledge of the questions asked, and with a little bit of luck, was able to advance all the way to the eighth round, or the second to last question.

In the fifth round, after he got the answer right, Lee Hongki screamed in excitement, “This is totally unexpected,” as 49 other players were eliminated. “And I feel like I’m some kind of a great guy,” he added. As he cruised through the 6th and 7th rounds, Lee Hongki seemed to be completely astounded by his performance, waving his hands and saying, “This is not scripted at all!”

But in the eighth round, Lee Hongki went head-to-head with the final contestant, Kim Young Soo, who happened to be a student from KAIST, one of the most academically advanced schools in Korea. Much to the dismay of many fans, Lee Hongki couldn’t get the answer right this time as his luck ran out on the final question. With the loss, he missed out on the chance to win 50 million won, which went to the KAIST student instead.

“It was a fun experience. But I was so nervous that my shoulder muscle feels like it’s sprained,” Lee Hongki said as he left the show. After the show, he also tweeted, “Ah…I still have regrest about 1 vs. 100,” expressing his disappointment in coming up short.

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