Min Hyo Rin And Jessi Shed Tears Talking About Their Public Image
On the May 6 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Sister’s Slam Dunk,” members Min Hyo Rin and Jessi shared their feelings about their reputations.
Park Jin Young, who was a guest on the show, first asked Min Hyo Rin what thoughts have been on her mind lately.
“Since I haven’t been working for many years, I kept thinking that people hated me,” Min Hyo Rin shared.
In a later interview she added, “I want to play diverse characters but because of my image I only play limited characters. I didn’t work for two years but kept monitoring online comments about me and I only saw negative things. After seeing a lot of negativity about my voice, I found it difficult to talk to other people. I was in a slump.”
When Min Hyo Rin mentioned her difficulty with typecasting because of her image, Jessi agreed. “There are a lot of people who misunderstand me. People only see me as a ‘strong unni.’ Honestly, it hurts me. I’m a person too. I can be tough, but it’s not like what people think.”
She added, “A strong unni is someone who is independent. I also worked really hard to get here. I think that’s what being a strong unni means.”