Wanna One makes first Singapore visit

The 11-member boy group has taken on the K-Pop world by storm since their impressive debut

Wanna One makes first Singapore visit
Wanna One makes first Singapore visit
22 Sep 2017

Wanna One makes first Singapore visit

Photos: Lee Wei Lin

Even before Wanna One entered the ballroom at Intercontinental Singapore, where they would be greeting the media for the first time since their debut earlier this year, there was a palpable buzz of excitement.

Perhaps it was because 50 lucky fans who were selected to observe the event were seated behind the press, and they were nervously anticipating the grand entrance of the 11 members, who they’d also be officially meeting for the first time – Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, Lee Daehwi, Kim Jaehwan, Ong Seongwoo, Park Woojin, Lai Guanlin, Yoon Jisung, Hwang Minhyun, Bae Jinyoung and Ha Sungwoon.

It’s 12.30pm and the doors next to the stage crack open, revealing, for the first time, the members who have been waiting behind those very doors for the conference to begin. Screams ensue and they pose on stage for a short photo call session before getting seated for the questions to begin.

Quizzed on what they’ve been up to amidst their busy schedules (they’re said to be jetting off to Sydney for KCON Australia immediately after their gig tonight), the members shared that they had a short break before their overseas schedules begin once again, and most notably, Daehwi shared that the he, along with Daniel and Jaehwan, are currently working on a song.

Cue screams once again. “We’re working on both the lyrics and the melody, and we can’t tell give you a preview just yet, but trust us, you’ll be able to hear the full song really soon!” he chirped in fluent English.

For the record, both he and Guanlin are fluent in English after living in the US, and Gualin’s first language, Mandarin (he’s Taiwanese) was also put to good use during the press conference.

“The hardest part about being a foreign member in the group is definitely the language,” he chuckled in his mother tongue, “And the most enjoyable part is when all 11 of us are together.”

Click on for more photos of the press conference, along with the members’ confessions on which part of themselves they’re the most confident of!

Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel
22 Sep 2017

Kang Daniel

While he’s been voted as a shoulder gangster, Daniel surprisingly (or unsurprisingly?) shared that he’s the most confident about the length of his legs, and proceeded to stand up and show them off.

Park Jihoon
Park Jihoon
22 Sep 2017

Park Jihoon

Rather than his sparkly eyes, which have captivated fans even through videos, Jihoon shared that he’s the most confident about his thighs, and proceeded to stand up and show them off.

Hwang Minhyun
Hwang Minhyun
22 Sep 2017

Hwang Minhyun

Minhyun shared that he’s the most confident of his Adam’s apple, which prompted the host to get him to give a demonstration of himself making swallowing motions. (Yes, the fans screamed.)

Ong Seongwoo
Ong Seongwoo
22 Sep 2017

Ong Seongwoo

This was a no-brainer: the rest of the members egged him on to declare that his face is the part of himself that he should (rightfully) be most confident of.

Lee Daehwi
Lee Daehwi
22 Sep 2017

Lee Daehwi

Daehwi grinned that he’s most confident about his waist size (“it’s really small, especially for a guy!”) and that he plans on working out to get abs. Now that’s something we’ll have to see for ourselves.

Lai Guanlin
Lai Guanlin
22 Sep 2017

Lai Guanlin

“Rather than to tell you, I’ll show you,” Guanlin declared before standing up. Clocking in over 1.8m at the age of 17, we’re pretty sure he has room to grow even taller. “I think I look the best when all of us are doing nothing but standing still.”

Kim Jaehwan
Kim Jaehwan
22 Sep 2017

Kim Jaehwan

Jaehwan shared that he’s the most confident about his cheeks, and proceeded to pinch them when he was asked if they’re “good to pinch”.

Bae Jinyoung
Bae Jinyoung
22 Sep 2017

Bae Jinyoung

This was another unsurprising confession: Jinyoung thinks the size of his face (it’s seriously tiny, if you couldn’t already tell) is the best feature is. Fun fact: the members voted him the worst dresser as he likes wearing a bucket hat at the airport, which they said makes his entire face disappear.

Yoon Jisung
Yoon Jisung
22 Sep 2017

Yoon Jisung

While we couldn’t quite see this part of him up close, Jisung shared that he’s the most confident about his eyelashes. Be right back, zooming in to our photos to check them out for ourselves.

Ha Sungwoon
Ha Sungwoon
22 Sep 2017

Ha Sungwoon

His “baby skin” was pointed out by Sungwoon as the part of himself he likes the most, and upon closer inspection of our photos (he looked amazing in real life, but we had to check the photos out just in case), he’s right. That skin’s got to be smoother than a baby’s bottom.

Park Woojin
Park Woojin
22 Sep 2017

Park Woojin

Nicknamed a snaggletooth for his adorable teeth, Woojin shared that it’s the part of himself that he’s the most confident about.

Wanna One at the press conference
Wanna One at the press conference
22 Sep 2017

Wanna One at the press conference

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