On the June 2 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Happy Together,” I.O.I member Jeon Somi and her father, Matthew Douma, are featured as this week’s guests along with the Akdong Musician duo.
During the show Matthew Douma talks about the hardship Jeon Somi went through as a half-Korean and reveals, “Because she is half-Korean, Somi went through difficult times. She wanted to get plastic surgery to hide her foreignness.” Jeon Somi confesses, “I wanted to make the height of my nose lower and change my hair to black. Also, I was ugly when I was younger. I had obesity as a child.”
In response the MCs comfort Jeon Somi, “These days there a lot of people who want to brighten their hair color. You don’t have to have those thoughts. Even ‘Jeon Somi makeup’ is the trend these days.”
Jeon Somi also talks about being a model for her father when he used to be a photographer. “In the past I would cry because I didn’t like taking photos. But being on TV made me realize that taking those photos in the past was helpful. I am thankful to my father.”