Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photos from Our Star Chat with BEAST!

Take 1

Take 2...although they look pretty much the same! Haha

Initially, the boys all were just posing on their own, but I made what we call in Hawaii as the "shaka" sign and told them that this was what people from Hawaii do, they all got excited and joined in with the "shakas". They were all asking "what does this mean?" and so I answered that it's carries a number of different meanings depending on when you use it. It could be a greeting, an apology (for example, when you cut in front of another driver on the road, you would flash the "shaka" sign), a thank you, etc. as some of you have correctly guessed (*cough* Michie, Kim, Hermin, Jacqueline, Paul *cough*), our last Star Chat guests were the ever so studly members of BEAST!

This was my first Star Chat with KBS World Radio and so I don't have much to compare this experience to...BUT I still have to say that they were a lot of fun! Conducting an interview is difficult when the people you're interviewing aren't talkative, witty, honest, interested, etc., but the guys were great! I was told to keep it down to like 5 to 10 minutes, but our interview went on for almost 20 minutes! So that should say something in and of itself!

For those of you who missed it, just click here for not only the interview but VIDEO FOOTAGE of the interview! If you're too quick for us slowpokes at KBS, it may not be up YET, but it will be uploaded within the next day or so... so keep checking! (Also, for future reference, just go to and click on "Entertainment" up on top, and then "Star Chat" on the left,)

I can honestly say that the guys were SO flattered and blown away by ALL OF YOU! I don't think they realized how many international fans they had! I was reading them some of the messages on my blog and on our message board. They kept saying "Really??", "Wow...", "No way!"! was sweet.

And I remember when I would see interview clips of bands I was OBSESSED with~ Rather than the actual interview CONTENTS, I was interested in what the interviewer HONESTLY thought of the artist/band in terms of how polite they were, their little quirks, how they looked in person, etc. So I'll give you the low-down!

Honestly speaking, they were a bit late to the interview. BUT it was forgivable because they had JUST finished another gig and were trying to squeeze in a quick meal to refuel. Celebrities are always on the go so it's hard for them to eat regularly. When they got there, they gave deep bows to each person in the studio (me, our producer Sophia, our sound engineer, etc.). In Korea, the level of respect you show to someone can be measured by how far down you bow, They gave what we here call "the 90 degree bow" because that's when someone bows so deep that their backs are horizontal creating a 90 degree angle with their legs!

I could tell they were a little nervous because this was an interview in English and none of them spoke English fluently. We usually try to give the artists a few minutes to study a list of translated questions that will be asked. However, because they came so late, they only had a few seconds before we had to start.

If you watch the interview, Doo-joon was the more talkative one I think. And that's kind of how he was in person. He was the most at ease, joking around, etc. I would say Gi-gwang was next at east. The other three were a tad bit shyer. Yo-seob was the shortest of the bunch (as you can tell in the picture), but overall, I was surprised that they were a lot taller than I had expected them to be. They all had GREAT skin (all those celebrity skin treatments probably...) although some of that could have been attributed to make up being that they were wearing some eye make up, foundation, etc.

Hmm...what else can I dish out? I'm already kind of forgetting the little details! Haha...
They were busy (of course!), so as soon as we finished the interview, they signed autographs for Sophia's daughter, took a couple pics, and then their manager was already ushering them out.

Overall, they impressed me with their poise and respect despite the fact that they're IDOL stars and must've been so tired from their hectic lifestyle. And from the SHORT time I spent with them, they seemed to genuinely get along with each other.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed it!

Hmm...who should our NEXT Star Chat guest be...


  1. You are so lucky Angie!! They are so quickly becoming idol stars, and they came to KBS!! Oh yeah!

    It is very lucky that they are going to the Korean Music Festival in L.A. I wish I could go.

  2. jacqueline is right you're so lucky angie and i suggest you can (in the future of course) ask your guests to sign some souvenirs for your KPC and KPI listeners, that way we can also get some of your luck.

  3. That is an EXCELLENT idea!!! I will definitely do that next time!!!

  4. Oh Lucky Lucky Angie... Wow! that's a good Idea... Sure all the Kpoppers are waiting for that now Angie... INCLUDING ME!!!!! hahahaha...

  5. Signed Kpop merchandise? That is an excellent idea!

  6. Hi

    Congrats on your first interview!

    Right. In every band (based on previous interviews) someone talks easier and someone's shy. What's interesting about interviews is that it kind of shows the normal side of artists (maybe!) as a normal person.


  7. Hi Angie!

    Someone quoted your blog and interview in a LJ BEAST community so I stumbled upon here. And the mention of Hawaii piqued my interest since that's where I'm at. I'm assuming you're from Hawaii? Which is beyond cool since you've got an amazing job like this! And yay for prodding Dongwoon into wanting to come visit! Hehe

    The interview was great, and it did not sound like your first! I'm envious that you got to meet BEAST, and you did a great job! Thanks for making it easy for non-Korean speakers like me to understand the content of the interview :D


  8. OMG i heard your interview with them on Sunday (from California!!) and was ecstatic!!! i couldnt believe they were actually there, and i witnessed it.. somewhat live.. haha! i loved the interview! thank you for having them!!! i love BEAST and cant WAIT to see them in LA!

  9. OMG! I saw the post and immediately checked my radio app to listen in. I loved their voices.. They seem so nice and lovable.. I would of loved to get an autograph from them but anyways I went online to watch it too and they were so adorable and cute. I'm so happy I chose this year to go to the KMF. Love you angie!

  10. I'm totally loving the pictures...and you blend in with them with the great skin and great looks :)

  11. Unnie you're super lucky . Got to meet them face to face or should I say , eyes to eyes ? Haha =]