Lee Hong Ki Goes through Rough Time in “Radio Star” from Being Compared to Jung Yong Hwa
On the most recent episode of “Radio Star,” FT Island‘s Lee Hong Ki especially went through a tough time due to being compared with CN Blue‘s Jung Yong Hwa throughout the show.
It started when the “Radio Star” MCs asked, “They call you ‘Jung Yong Hwa’s Shadow.’ How do you feel about that?” Lee Hong Ki answered, “I don’t know why my image became like that all of a sudden.”
He continued, “I don’t think that way. If it wasn’t for me, CN Blue wouldn’t have been created,” which made everyone laugh. Then MC Yoon Jong Shin added, “Yes but right now, CN Blue is way more popular,” which put Lee Hong Ki on the spot. Lee Hong Ki finally said, “In the end, we will not lose to CN Blue!” which made the whole studio laugh.
During the episode, Lee Hong Ki also added, “Both CN Blue and FT Island are working very hard but people keep comparing us, which makes me really mad. Then it becomes awkward for me.”
He said, “It’s a trauma. When CN Blue does what I want to do and does it really well, I get challenged and start to work even harder.”
To add to that, actress Baek Jin Hee admitted that Jung Yong Hwa is closer to her ideal type than Lee Hong Ki.
At first, Baek Jin Hee commented, “Lee Hong Ki treats me too carelessly.” Then Lee Hong Ki said, “It’s because we are the same age. When Baek Jin Hee plays a prank on me, I play one right back at her.”
At the sight of their give and take, the MCs asked, “What do you think of Lee Hong Ki as a man?”
Baek Jin Hee answered, “Normally, he is like a child but when it comes to work, he is very clear about his opinions and becomes very serious. When he gets like that, he seems like a man.”
Then Kyuhyun asked, “What do you think of Jung Yong Hwa? Between Lee Hong Ki and Jung Yong Hwa, which style do you like better?” To that, Lee Hong Ki blurted, “Why do you keep bundling me with Jung Yong Hwa?” and Baek Jin Hee answered, “Jung Yong Hwa is my style,” which made the whole studio laugh.