Former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant and current Cube trainee Yoo Seon Ho recently sat down for an interview where he talked about the difference between his public and personal image and his fanboy love for his fellow labelmates.
During “Produce 101 Season 2’s” run, Yoo Seon Ho became known for initiating physical contact with many contestants, leaning against them or hugging them. He was especially close with Hwang Min Hyun, who placed in the Top 11 to debut in Wanna One.
“I don’t act like this at home, but I actually have a lot of aegyo,” Yoo Seon Ho said. “I have an eight-year-old brother and since I’m the oldest child aegyo just naturally doesn’t come out. But on the show I was the youngest except for Lee Woo Jin so the hyungs took care of me a lot.”
He added, “At home, I almost get scolded for how brusque I am. I try to act cute like my brother but it doesn’t work very well. I can’t do it to my parents – but I love them a lot.”
He revealed his parents told him after the show, “They said I did well and worked hard. My parents were in front of me during the live broadcast. When I cried, people thought I was getting involved in my performance, but in truth I saw my mom crying and so I cried too.”
Despite his popularity on “Produce 101 Season 2,” Yoo Seon Ho said he wasn’t very popular in school. “I liked sports and I was good at everything except soccer. I played piano for a long time and took interest in the school band. I fooled around a lot though so I wasn’t popular. I was popular among the guys but the girls didn’t like the prankster style.”
After the show, Yoo Seon Ho has returned to his agency, Cube Entertainment, to resume his training. “My future plans aren’t something I need to worry about,” he said. “Whatever my company says, I’ll work hard at it. I think that best suits my position. I really like my agency. The practice room is nice compared to other companies and my senior labelmates treat me really well. The staff take care of me a lot too and I liked it here from the start.”
He also revealed he may have been a fan of Cube before he was even cast, although he didn’t know it. “In the past I had no interest in idols but I really liked BTOB,” he shared. “I knew every single song of theirs. But I didn’t know they were at Cube. After I was cast, I looked it up and I was happy that BTOB was in the same company.”
Yoo Seon Ho placed No. 17 during the final rankings on “Produce 101 Season 2.”