YG’s trainee BOBBY is someone who ‘grows on you’
YG Entertainment’s survival program ‘WHO IS NEXT: WIN’, which was aired for the first time last Friday, showed a trainee who is now attracting the public’s attention. And he is Bobby from Team B, who emanates an unexpected charm.
YG’s 11 trainees were divided into Team A (Kang Seung Yoon, Lee Seung Hoon, Song Min Ho, Kim Jin Woo and Nam Tae Hyun) and Team B (B.I., Koo Jun Hoe, Kim Jin Hwan, Bobby, Song Yun Hyung, Kim Dong Hyuk) to be put in a fierce battle of the program WIN. The show was aired for the first time on Mnet and tvN on August 23.Bobby
Bobby, a member of Team B, appeared very briefly on episode 1. He was captured smiling like a boy, but transformed into a charismatic and chic trainee when it came to end-of-the-month evaluation session. His remarkable rapping skill has grabbed the attention of the viewers instantly.
Since the first episode, many Internet users left comments on online community boards saying, “His eyes when he smiles is growing on me,” “His rapping is amazing,” and “He’s normally just bubbly and cute, but when he performs he becomes dynamic.” Considering the fact that episode 1 focused on Team A’s Kang Seung Yoo, Lee Seung Hoon and Team B’s B.I., many are expecting to see other members’ stories in the future episodes. Bobby is already building expectations for the viewers who are waiting to see more of his charm.
At the WIN Production Sneak Preview held on August 20, YG’s founder Yang Hyun Suk commented, “I am keeping an eye on Kang Seung Yoon and the leader of Team A Song Min Ho, while in Team B I am paying special attention to B.I. and Bobby from New York.”
The program will be aired overseas beginning from September 17, through channel V (part of the cable channels of START TV) and channel M (the Southeast Asian channel of CJ E&M) in 10 countries. In China, the largest video-sharing website Youku will exclusively air the program. On Daum portal site, fans will be able to enjoy replays and behind-the-scenes of the show.