Wooyoung Talks About Life After Military Service, Being Part Of 2PM, And More


2PM’s Wooyoung lately shot a pictorial for GQ!

Within the accompanying interview, Wooyoung talked about life after ending his army service, his work ethic, 2PM’s profession, and his expertise at JYP Leisure.

“After I was on break from army service, my head was filled with ideas. What would I do sooner or later? How ought to I stay my life? I believed all types of issues. However I didn’t need to waste that point, so I wrote down my ideas and worries. At first, there was numerous embarrassing issues, but it surely received higher. I thought of my relationships with different folks as an alternative of simply fascinated with the longer term. I thought of whether or not I had lived properly and whether or not I had damage different folks.”

He added, “There have been lots of people youthful than me within the army. After I requested them about their issues, they mentioned that I couldn’t relate as a result of I had already develop into profitable. We’ve got totally different beginning strains, however we’re all afraid of a brand new begin. I’m far more afraid now than I used to be once I was 17, 20, chasing after my dream.”

He talked frankly about turning thirty and his work ethic. “Regardless of how I spent my teenagers and twenties, I believe this is a chance for me to stay extra kindly. You would say that I’ve matured, however you possibly can solely develop into a greater individual by wanting again on the experiences and errors of the previous. I ought to add a bit extra of my ambition from my twenties to make myself full.”

He continued, “You possibly can divide my twenties into two halves. After I debuted, I labored actually exhausting. Individuals referred to as it a ‘murderous schedule’ again then, and so they weren’t fallacious. I labored so exhausting that I didn’t have time to assume, however I’m grateful for it now. When else will I be capable to stay like that? Our recognition rose and we made cash. However after I turned 25, it felt like I had reached puberty. I used to be confused. I couldn’t discover myself in my life. I thought of giving all of it up and returning to Busan.”

Wooyoung shared that his loyalty to 2PM had gotten him by that point. “There was one factor that proved my existence, and I used to be capable of pay money for myself due to that,” he mentioned. “I believed, ‘I’m a member of 2PM, and I can not betray 2PM.’ After that, ‘work exhausting’ had a special which means. I made a decision to study numerous issues, together with artwork, meet lots of people, and luxuriate in myself, with out giving hurt to others. I wished to really feel and expertise as a lot as doable with a view to awaken my very own senses. I threw the whole lot I had into dwelling.”

He referenced the viral success of their previous music “My Home” and mentioned, “There are many folks now who don’t know who we’re. The developments, the circulate, they modify quick. You want numerous exhausting work to face out on this competitors. However out of the blue ‘My Home’ returned to the highlight whereas we had been on our hiatus. I consider it as a miracle.”

In his trainee days, Wooyoung had been hyper-focused on making it into JYP Leisure. He mentioned, “[I won] throughout my sixth time auditioning. If I’d failed that point, I’d have tried once more. I prefer to look again at that video every now and then, however I do have just a few regrets. Onscreen, there’s part of me that appears drained. I believe that if I might have relaxed a bit and stood again to have a look at actuality, I’d have develop into a stronger little one.”

On the finish, he joked, “I believe that 2PM was accountable for numerous JYP’s new constructing. It’s a nine-story constructing, so perhaps about 4.5 flooring?”

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