On May 2, magazine The Star released a pictorial with rising boy group MONSTA X.
The pictorial, which was for The Star’s May issue, features the group in hoodies, shorts, and ripped jeans, going for a boyish teenager vibe. The clothes and their unique hairstyles cement their image as hip-hop idols.
In the accompanying interview, the boys are asked what kind of pictorial they would like to shoot.
Minhyuk says, “I want to do a nude pictorial like Shinhwa.” (Veteran idol group Shinhwa released a nude photobook back in 2001.)
“We want to do a cool photo shoot that we can only do while we’re young,” he adds. (There is no word on how the other members felt about Minhyuk’s suggestion.)
Leader Shownu, who recently filmed for SBS’ “Law of the Jungle,” talks about being the maknae on the variety show. “I thought of our own maknae, I.M, a lot. It was a totally new experience. The Super Junior hyungs took good care of me but when I saw them, I thought I needed to act more like a hyung in MONSTA X as well.”
The rest of the photo shoot and the interview can be found in The Star’s May issue, available since April 26. Meanwhile, MONSTA X is planning to make a comeback on May 18 with their new album “The Clan.”