Oh My Girl’s Jiho Shares Her Honest Feelings On Success Of Their Last Album, Her “Queendom” Experience, And More
In a recent interview and pictorial for Singles magazine, Oh My Girl’s Jiho reflected on the success of the past year and how she feels about the future.
After a busy 2020, Jiho is currently doing her best to recharge before Oh My Girl’s next round of promotions. However, the idol shared, “Even when Oh My Girl isn’t not promoting, I never stop practicing. I’ll practice songs or dances that I personally want to cover, or sometimes I’ll go back to practicing the basics to improve my skills.”
When she asked if she felt like the group’s next album would be especially important due to the massive success of “Nonstop” and “Dolphin,” Jiho revealed that she thought Oh My Girl still had a lot of cards up their sleeve.
“So many people have told us, ‘Your last album was a real success,'” said Jiho, “but I still think that we have a long way to go. Rather than thinking, ‘Wow, we’ve succeeded so much; what can we show next?’, I simply feel like that [album] was just one side of the many things we can show as a group.”
“So instead of feeling pressured about the next album,” she continued, “I think we’ll be fine if we keep walking steadily ahead the way that Oh My Girl has always done up until now.”
During Oh My Girl’s appearance on the popular Mnet idol competition show “Queendom,” Jiho developed a reputation for being a wellspring of creativity and good ideas.
When asked about where she got her inspiration, Jiho humbly replied, “I don’t always suggest ideas every time Oh My Girl has promotions. But because that program required artists to think quickly on their feet within a short period of time, I spent a lot of time pondering what we could do well. I looked up a lot of dance competition programs, both domestic and international, for inspiration.”
Finally, Jiho shared an adorably detailed—and COVID-19 safety-conscious—plan for what she would be doing after wrapping up her photo shoot that day.
“I’ll go straight home without looking back, of course,” she said. “As soon as I go home, I’ll spray myself with a ton of disinfectant, then I’ll take off my face shield and throw it away. Then I’ll go to the bathroom and wash my hands, and I’ll take off my mask and use mouthwash. Oh! And I’ll put the clothes I wore today in my clothing care closet, and I’ll disinfect my cell phone.”
“After I finish this entire process,” she concluded, “I think I’ll probably start the mukbang [eating broadcast] that I didn’t finish yesterday.”