“2 Days & 1 Night” Cast And CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa Experience The Hallyu Effect Firsthand in Cuba
On the January 14 episode of “2 Days & 1 Night,” the cast spent time abroad in Cuba and Kazakhstan.
CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa joined Kim Jun Ho, Defconn, and Yoon Shi Yoon in Cuba as the “morning angel” on the show. Since the members were still adjusting to the time difference, Jung Yong Hwa sprayed them with water and prepared them breakfast himself (with some tricks hidden in the food as per “2 Days & 1 Night” tradition, of course).
The cast and Jung Yong Hwa then went to a meeting hall dedicated to those of Korean descent living in Cuba and met with Hallyu fans in person. The fans surprised them with their deep knowledge of Korean dramas, music, and even the Korean language. The cheers were loudest in particular for Defconn and Yoon Shi Yoon, and one lucky CNBLUE fan got to sing and play guitar with Jung Yong Hwa.
In fact, when Jung Yong Hwa first appeared, the fans’ excitement went through the roof, some of them almost bursting into tears. Jung Yong Hwa sang the OST from his drama “Heartstrings” and the fans all sang along to the Korean lyrics.
When Yoon Shi Yoon, Jung Yong Hwa, and Kim Jun Ho had to pick three fans to do a Korean culture quiz with them, Jung Yong Hwa’s fan Camilla was able to identify icons like Sejong the Great, Sin Saimdang, and General Yi Sun-sin, surprising everyone with the depth of her knowledge about Korea.
The members in Kazakhstan also met with a few fans when they shared a meal with native Kazakhstan people of Korean descent. One middle-aged woman recognized Kim Jong Min and said she was his fan (Kim Jong Min wasn’t allowed to change or wash his hairstyle until he met a fan).
You can watch the latest episode of “2 Days & 1 Night” on Viki below: