VIXX’s Leo Was Nervous to Be Around His Idol Park Ji Sung on “Running Man”
VIXX’s Leo, who appeared on the June 8 episode of “Running Man” as a member of the idol soccer team, uploaded a picture of himself with retired Manchester United and Korean national team soccer player Park Ji Sung. The image, uploaded to VIXX’s official Twitter account, shows Leo standing next to the world famous player, forming a peace sign with his hand.
Leo commented in an interview after filming the episode, “I felt wonderful and happy to see my childhood idol.” He continued, “I was exhausted because of the ‘idol futsal world cup’ when I went to film “Running Man,’ but I was dazed after meeting Park Ji Sung and Seol Ki Hyon. I felt wonderful and my exhaustion disappeared. I was very nervous.”
Leo showed impressive soccer skills during the episode, scoring a goal for his team. He played with 2AM‘s Changmin, ZE:A‘s Dongjun, BEAST‘s Kikwang, Yoseob, and Doojoon, BTOB‘s Minhyuk, VIXX‘s Leo, and B1A4‘s Baro on one team against the “Running Man” members and Park Ji Sung. The idol team was coached by Park Ji Sung’s teammate from the Korean national soccer team of the 2002 World Cup, Seol Ki Hyon. Read more about it here.
In related news, VIXX won their first number one with their latest hit, “Eternity,” on SBS’ “Inkigayo” on the same day of the airing of this episode of “Running Man.” You can read their thank you message here.