SpeXial's secrets revealed

Taiwan's hottest boyband SpeXial shared a few fun facts about one another during their visit to Singapore

Photos: Dion Tang & Mode Entertainment
Photos: Dion Tang & Mode Entertainment
13 Jun 2015

Photos: Dion Tang & Mode Entertainment

Videos: Teng Siew Eng & Tan Shi Qi

Taiwan’s hottest idol group SpeXial held their first fan-meet ‘Love Killah’ in Singapore yesterday at JStage. Two members, Matthew and Sam, were absent from the event as they are currently serving the nation in Taiwan; the remaining eight members (with an average age of 22 years old) fielded questions from the media and even revealed a handful of fun facts about one another in an interview with Toggle.

Originally a four-member group, SpeXial (their band name signifies extra special) was expanded to a 10-member boyband over the years. The addition of new members worked in their favour as they got increasingly popular in both Taiwan and China, sweeping both the ‘Hito Band’ and ‘Favourite Music Group’ awards at the 2015 Hito Music Awards.

Despite that, the band firmly reiterated that they will never be able to "replace or surpass rock band Mayday" because the rock band "are legends."

Team leader Wes added that as most of the members debuted as actors, “we have to work hard on singing and dancing, it’s still a long journey for us to achieve who Mayday has today.”

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SpeXial's secrets revealed
SpeXial's secrets revealed
14 Jun 2015

SpeXial's secrets revealed

Six members of SpeXial (Win, Teddy, Ian, Riley, Evan and Simon) are reportedly filming season 2 of The X-Family this August, together with Taiwanese artistes Calvin Chen and Pauline Lan.

Given the members' background in acting, Wes, former actor of K.O.3an Guo, hopes to have a chance to shoot an idol drama with the theme of SpeXial embarking on an adventurous trip to outer space - should the members be given the opportunity to film a drama together.

“I imagine myself transforming into a starfish due to a virus infection, awaiting rescue from others,” said Wes while mimicking a starfish. His chummy members expressed incredulity and jokingly told him to "Go to hell”, as they made fun of their leader.

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SpeXial's secrets: Who's the messiest? Who's the bully? Who's the worst looking member?

 

 

 





 

Wes is a leader who bullies his members and Win is the sharp-tongued member of the group
Wes is a leader who bullies his members and Win is the sharp-tongued member of the group
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Wes is a leader who bullies his members and Win is the sharp-tongued member of the group

When asked to reveal the "bully" of the group, Win, who is the tallest member at 189 cm, looked around before settling his gaze on Wes, inciting laughter from everyone present. Surprised by the turn of events, Wes asked: “Why is it me? I don’t remember playing any pranks on you… I was just being nice when I gave you advice on your performance.”

Taiwanese-Japanese Win who’s not proficient in Mandarin retorted - much to the surprise of everyone - when he questioned Wes: "Don't you have any self-awareness?" The crowd burst into laughter except for Wes who appeared speechless on stage.

It was payback time for Win when Simon revealed that the tall member's pet phrase is “Shut your mouth up." Win then explained he picked up these phrases from the members because "they speak vulgarities in private …” He was promptly stopped by the members before he could go on to reveal even more juicy details about the band.

Riley is the weakest dancer of SpeXial and Teddy is the member with the worst temper
Riley is the weakest dancer of SpeXial and Teddy is the member with the worst temper
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Riley is the weakest dancer of SpeXial and Teddy is the member with the worst temper

Voted as the weakest dancer of SpeXial, Riley admitted that he has a poor memory and would "take a longer time than others to memorise some complicated dance moves and choreography."

Fellow member Teddy was voted as the one with the worst temper. “Teddy is always losing his temper when we play Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow (a card game). He would never fail to say "'Okay, it’s me, just kill me’ or give up before the game ends," shared Wes during the interview.

He then added that Teddy would only lose his temper while playing games.

When Teddy was asked to pick the best and worst looking member, he humbly picked himself as the worst looking member and voted everyone as the best looking members.

“Everyone is unique, we have different styles and disposition. So I’ll just pick myself for the worst looking," he replied.

Ian voted as SpeXial's messiest and most hot-blooded member
Ian voted as SpeXial's messiest and most hot-blooded member
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Ian voted as SpeXial's messiest and most hot-blooded member

Members explained that they have experienced and understand the phase (of love and heartbreaks) that 19-year-old member Ian is going through now.

“Moreover he’s not attached in the meantime, he’s definitely the most 'hot-blooded' among us.” said Simon.

So who is the messiest? A guilty Ian immediately turned to face the wall when the question was asked while everyone turned to look at him without hesitation.

“Those who stayed with him before sure know his habits. The floor is always slippery after he is done with his shower. And his clothes can be found all over the dorm …” Riley pointed out.

Win, who stayed with Ian recently, shook his head and chimed in, “It was miserable throughout the stay…”

Simon voted as the most popular member
Simon voted as the most popular member
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Simon voted as the most popular member

Simon was voted as the member with highest popularity, which according to fellow member Evan, was based on the fact that he had the most number of Facebook page followers.

SpeXial held their first fan meet 'Love-Killah' at JStage on June 13
SpeXial held their first fan meet 'Love-Killah' at JStage on June 13
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SpeXial held their first fan meet 'Love-Killah' at JStage on June 13

SpeXial even interacted with a few lucky fans on stage
SpeXial even interacted with a few lucky fans on stage
14 Jun 2015

SpeXial even interacted with a few lucky fans on stage

The lucky fans even got to take a group photo with SpeXial
The lucky fans even got to take a group photo with SpeXial
14 Jun 2015

The lucky fans even got to take a group photo with SpeXial

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