Chungha And Her Manager Impress With Dedication To Professionalism And Friendship On “The Manager”
On the June 8 episode, the singer revealed a day in her life with her manager Ryu Jin Ah.
Chungha is currently under MNH Entertainment, and the agency is well-known for growing alongside the artist. MNH Entertainment Director Lee Joo Seop, who’s been with Chungha since her “Produce 101” and I.O.I days, also appeared on the show.
He said, “I remember when I first cast Chungha.” Thinking back to their first meeting, she said, “I liked that he was honest. When I first met the director, he said, ‘There’s nothing I can do for you.'”
Speaking about the agency’s difficult beginning, the manager revealed, “At first, the director did all of the work. The agency was in a basement. But it recently moved above ground and many employees now work at the agency.”
The broadcast showed Chungha leading the concept meeting for her new album. She also introduced her team of dancers that she’s worked with for 10 years. They had perfect teamwork as well as many memories together, and viewers got to see them enjoying the car ride to a college festival.
Chungha performed “Gotta Go” at the event, and her manager handed her water right after the song ended. When the next song began, the singer walked down from the stage towards her manager who put her hand in her coat.
The manager handed Chungha her cell phone, and she held a selfie event with the audience members. Seeing this, the MCs commented “A selfie event! That’s so cool!” Chungha explained, “While going to events with my manager, we thought about how we could make memories with the fans and came up with that idea.”
MC Jun Hyun Moo then asked about a time when there was a misunderstanding due to her manager’s appearance. Chungha explained, “When I first debuted, I was walking around with my manager, and they called for me. They said, ‘Chungha! Which one is Chungha?’ and didn’t know which one of us was the singer.”
She continued, “There are many male managers when promoting, and many of them ask for her number. I jokingly say that I have to protect her. She’s pretty.”
When Chungha was getting her makeup done, her manager also touched up her face. The singer poked fun at her, but the manager continued to focus on her face. In her interview, the manager explained, “I think that the appearance of the manager is also the appearance of the artist, so I always look neat. I think that I need to meet producing directors and writers with a neat appearance in order to not cause harm to Chungha.”
She added, “I dress up in pretty clothes when I’m not working and meet up with friends.”
Watch the full episode of “The Manager” below!