JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates

Well, boys will be boys.

JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates
JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates
03 Jan 2018

JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates

Photos: Toh Zi Yi
Video: Aaron Ho, Aliya Binte Zulkifl

Barely two months after their debut in October, South Korean boyband JBJ embarked on their very first overseas fanmeeting tour, stopping by in countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. 

A day before their December 30 fanmeet in Singapore, Toggle met with the six-member boyband for a short interview, where we soon found out that the members are more than willing to expose each other’s, well, less than exemplary living habits, and more. 

The six members rose to stardom after participating in the South Korean reality survival show, Produce 101, where 101 idol trainees battled it out to win the hearts (and votes) of the public. The top 11 trainees later debuted as the temporary boyband Wanna One, who dropped by Singapore earlier last year (August 22), while Noh Taehyun, Takada Kenta, Kim Sanggyun, Kim Yongguk, Kwon Hyunbin and Kim Donghan, who finished in the top 35, debuted in October as JBJ after garnering a lot of attention from fans for their close friendship. 

Calling themselves a group that “the fans made possible”, Donghan said: “We’re very thankful for all the love and support we’ve gotten from our Joyfuls (official name for the group’s fans), and we’ll do our best to return all the love given to us.” 

Member Yongguk, who confessed that his hobby is gaming, also let slip that his IGN (in game nickname) is actually “Just Be Joyful”, showing his love for both the group as well as his fans.

Click on to find out who wants to keep a tarantula spider as a pet.

JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates
JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates
03 Jan 2018

JBJ spills the beans on their messy roommates

As this is the first overseas tour for the members, we wondered if there was anything special that the members brought with them overseas. Almost immediately, member Sanggyun replied, “[My] pocket wifi device and music speakers”, proving himself to be a bona-fide member of the internet generation.

Member Hyunbin shared that he wishes to keep a tarantula spider as a pet if possible, to a bout of surprised exclamations from his fellow groupmates, while Donghan hopes to be able to raise a puppy in the future, in a house with a garden for the puppy to roam about freely.

However, the biggest uproar came about when JBJ was asked about their living habits.

“I room together with Donghan, and at the very start, we asked each other, ‘Are you a tidy person?’  We both think that our living habits are pretty normal, and when we see the other rooms, we realise just how messy the others are. We wonder, how can people possibly live in these rooms? It’s really very messy,” leader Taehyun shared. 

“It’s not that bad though,” Kenta immediately retorts, only for Taehyun to reveal that some of the members’ beds are so messy that there’s no space for them to lie down.

“[Well], usually artistes are quite messy,” Sanggyun reasons, only to get caught up in the crossfire. 

“I want to say something. I share a room with Sanggyun. At the start, he asked me if I was a neat person. I replied that I was pretty normal, and Sanggyun said that he is a very clean person,” Kenta shared, exposing his roommate’s “lie”.

“I also feel that our room’s pretty dirty, and I wanted to clean it up, so I folded some of the clothes, only to find out that it was all Kenta’s clothes,” Sanggyun replied, with Kenta apparently replying that it was because Sanggyun was “not using it”, according to the latter.

As for the third room, which is shared by Hyunbin and Yongguk, Hyunbin laughed that they “don’t have any [grievances] with each other”.

“But, sometimes when I enter our room, I wonder if there’s even anyone inside, because of how messy it is,” he added later. 

Click on for more recaps of their fanmeeting!

JBJ
JBJ
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JBJ

However, the great expose did not stop there.

The next day, at their fanmeeting, Sanggyun laughingly revealed that when the group went for their chilli crab meal, Kenta had taken a sip of the “finger bowl” provided at the table for the patrons to wash their hands after the meal. An embarrassed Kenta then shared that he had thought that it was a “lime tea drink” due to the lime slices in the bowl, and had mistakenly drank it. 

The members also put on their chef hats to decorate cakes for six lucky Joyfuls, and also answered a number of burning questions from their fans, before performing songs like ‘Ride With Me’ and title track ‘Fantasy’off their first mini-album.

As a special treat for the fans who’d supported the boys throughout their Produce 101 journey, JBJ also had a short dance cover of a number of songs they performed on the show, like ‘Open Up, ‘I Know You Know’, and ‘Shape of You.’

Finally, as the night drew to an end, the group was surprised by a special video clip chronicling their journey to debut made by local fans.

Click on for more pictures from the fanmeeting

JBJ
JBJ
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JBJ

From left to right: Kim Donghan, Takada Kenta, Noh Taehyun, Kim Sanggyun, Kim Yongguk and Kwon Hyunbin

Noh Taehyun
Noh Taehyun
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Noh Taehyun

Takada Kenta
Takada Kenta
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Takada Kenta

Kim Sanggyun
Kim Sanggyun
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Kim Sanggyun

Kim Yongguk
Kim Yongguk
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Kim Yongguk

Kwon Hyunbin
Kwon Hyunbin
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Kwon Hyunbin

Kim Donghan
Kim Donghan
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Kim Donghan

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