By spcnet.tv on June 30th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed
Shrill screams of adoration for BEAST — from their music showcase to various events — never quite stopped as fans went gaga over the boys.
In their short stopover here, BEAST not only had a press conference, they also tried to arrange for one-on-one interviews with various publications and media.
During the interview with xinmsn last Friday, members of BEAST were endearing and tried their best to answer the questions despite the language barrier.
BEAST, which stands for Boys of East Standing Tall, gives the impression that members are ferocious and ‘beastly’. Son Dong-woon explains that while they call themselves BEAST, they are not ‘beastly’ at all.
“What BEAST refers to is that we are powerful and charming when performing on-stage. Sometimes we really regret calling ourselves BEAST because the six of us are actually very nice and gentle people,” said Son.
Indeed, the boys of BEAST are gentle, even to the extent of coming across as shy, according to xinmsn’s observations. When asked to describe their own individual characters, most of them admitted that they are rather reserved when in the company of strangers.
As it is their first time in Singapore, leader Yoon Doo-joon said that the fans left a deep impression on them. One fan even took the effort to travel to the Philippines to support BEAST and when Doo-joon saw her again in Singapore, the fan told him that she will go down to Malaysia too, which is BEAST’s next stop.
“The time and effort the fans spent on us is really flattering and we appreciate that. We will do our own best in performing to show our gratitude.”
When Doo-joon told xinmsn that the thought of leaving Singapore saddens him, Jang Hyun-seung, who was sitting beside him, suddenly teared up and the interview was momentarily halted as he dabbed away his tears with a piece of tissue.
It turned out that Hyun-seung was not crying – something got into his eyes, causing him to tear up. The cheeky members even patted Hyun-seung’s shoulders, as if to comfort him.
Each member of BEAST has their own special charm that attracts different groups of fans. This is the reason why BEAST managed to build up such a large base of fan support in a short time.
When xinmsn asked BEAST who do they think is the best with girls, Doo-joon got the most votes.
“I’m flattered, but I think they chose me because I’m the leader. Actually I think Yo-seob should be the one because he has the most number of fans. He’s very cute and ‘noona’(which means slightly older females in Korean) fans like him the most.”
While most of BEAST’s fans are females, the boys revealed that they are not good at getting along with girls. When asked on how they would humor a girl, most of the boys could not come up with an answer.
Yong Jun-hyung, however, came up with a hilarious reply. He said that besides taking care of his appearance and making sure he appears gentlemanly, he might even consider opening up his wallet to make the girl happy.
While most Korean artistes are banned from dating, BEAST told xinmsn that their company does not have that restriction. In fact, the boys really hope that they can find suitable partners to date, but would have to concentrate on their budding careers first.
Talk about Singapore’s famous local delicacy, chili crab, got the boys all riled up. They animatedly gestured the size of the crab they ate and how it was the biggest crab they have even seen.
When asked if BEAST would be returning to Singapore, Doo-joon said that while they do not have plans to do so yet, he would be “more than happy to come back to Singapore for the chili crab!”
BEAST will be heading to Malaysia and Japan for their promotional tour. Their second album is scheduled to be released in August.