Photos and videos of INFINITE’s Sungjong on the set of Real Men emerged, with the maknae (youngest member) of the group looking all grown up in his army uniform. The show has spawned many breakout variety stars after their respective runs on the show, including Super Junior-M’s Henry and ZE:A’s Hyungsik.
Earlier this year, a blind item about a boy group member who came out to his members was published, with many speculating that the unidentified person was Sungjong. Prior to this, many have also suspected that the effeminate member was gay.
While their label Woollim Entertainment has never paid these rumours any attention, some fans have pointed out that the 21-year-old has been emotionally scarred over these rumours to the point where his personality has changed.
Many lauded the news of his casting on the upcoming season of Real Men, saying that it would be a good opportunity for him to show his earnestness and dispel negative rumours about him. While the episodes have yet to be aired, still cuts from his time in the army released by broadcaster MBC show him hard at work while in the army, much like any other solider.
The first episode of Real Men featuring Sungjong will air on June 28.