Jaejae is beloved by both K-Pop idols and fans thanks to her high energy style of hosting as well as her attentiveness and her refreshing take on MCing. Here is a list of 9 moments that make Jaejae one of K-Pop’s favorite MCs!
1. Same Energy
Jaejae is an expert at matching the energy of her guests and also bringing out different sides of them! One of Jaejae’s most iconic interactions is with NCT‘s Jaemin. Though Jaemin is an introvert and is often one of the quieter members during interviews, Jaejae matches his energy so well that any content featuring the two of them is sure to be a good time. Even the other NCT DREAM members were shocked at how well the two got along!
perhaps …. jaemin will actually talk in this vlive if it’s w jaejae LMAO pic.twitter.com/OtcwVDJwIn
— mook (@doongism) September 23, 2020
2. “How do you know that?!”
As a host who often works with K-Pop idols, it’s to be expected that Jaejae would know a bit about her guests. However, Jaejae often goes above and beyond, shocking both the idols and fans with her extensive knowledge! Like this time she surprised SHINee by knowing the rearranged version of “Lucifer” that they only perform live.
SHINEE’S REACTION TO JAEJAE KNOWING LUCIFER REARRANGED VERSION IS CRACKING ME UPPP pic.twitter.com/Pz9YuTrUYY
— ً☆ (@lovebyshinee) April 15, 2021
3. “How do you know that?!” 2.0
Another time she shocked idols with her knowledge was when she knew details about SEVENTEEN Joshua‘s childhood! Seungkwan joked that he was anxious since she might know a lot about their family history, but Jaejae assured him that they do respect idols’ privacy and won’t dig that deep.
watching svt's mmtg again, they were all so shook how jaejae kept spilling beans about shua's childhood & family home like she even knows this!!!!
Plz kid joshua pouring away expensive oriental medicine into flower pots 😭😭 @pledis_17 pic.twitter.com/9tFo6FNkXw
— mi✿원우지 (@miwon17_) July 8, 2021
4. Making idols crack up
One reason fans love seeing their favorite idols on programs hosted by Jaejae is that Jaejae never fails to make her guests crack up! She often pulls out old stories and viral moments that have idols screaming, like this one where she brought up a time at ISAC when Red Velvet‘s Irene gave side-eye to Yeri before realizing it was her.
I rewatched Irene and Seulgi on Jaejae’s show today because I needed the serotonin 😘👌🏼pic.twitter.com/enBaNWVBtw
— okay 🏳️🌈 (@reallyokaygirl) February 27, 2021
5. Center Jaejae
Jaejae often participates in dance challenges created by idols to promote their songs. The fact that she puts effort into learning their dances so well totally shows that she really respects them as artists!
— ITZY (@ITZYofficial) May 1, 2021
6. Random Shout-outs
Even when she’s not currently around K-Pop idols, that doesn’t mean Jaejae will stop talking about them! This hilarious clip of her mentioning NCT’s Haechan, Renjun, and Taeil out of nowhere seems so random — but considering she was listing people with red hair, it’s amazing she remembered that they dyed their hair that color before!
Jaejae really loves NCT! She even mention them out of nowhere sometimes just like this 🤣 even seungkwan of svt said he thought jaejae only cares about nct 😂😂😂pic.twitter.com/q7dwAlhYAt
— moved to @thenctjungs (@nctjaehyuned) September 23, 2020
7. The best hype-person
Jaejae is never shy when it comes to hyping up her guests! Just look at this clip of her with Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri where Jaejae cheered for her in the middle of a meal, with a balloon and lightsticks and everything.
Jaejae all out chanting infront of her bias Yuri at the middle of their meal is my big fat mood 🤣 pic.twitter.com/0tnfFWIZeu
— ᴍᴀᴊᴏ (@beyoongc) October 16, 2020
8. The most comfortable host
K-Pop idols always feel comfortable when Jaejae is hosting! Her hilarious sense of humor that pokes fun at situations instead of people as well as her intense, high energy even once got GFRIEND‘s SinB to cry from laughter.
thanks jaejae for making schedule so fun for them 🥰🥰
SW: it’s the most comfortable prog since debut
SB: it’s been a few yrs since i last cried from laughter (in this vid)
YJ: my tension is usually high but here it’s 170%
UJ: i have a complaint – my cheekbones are sore pic.twitter.com/fcysfJpysV
— 응키 🚗 (rest) (@sinbspired) July 27, 2020
9. “You don’t have to.”
One of the biggest reasons K-Pop fans love Jaejae’s hosting style so much is her obvious respect for idols! A great example of this is when SEVENTEEN appeared on her show. She asked Hoshi if he could do a sensuous dance. Hoshi agreed almost immediately, but then Jaejae told him that if didn’t want to, he didn’t have to! The members were shocked at how relaxed her program is.
jaejae asking hoshi to do a dance but her and the director say that he’s allowed to refuse if he feels uncomfortable.
god i love mmtg. weekly idol, take notes. pic.twitter.com/Wf8zCtNv4N
— riaᵘᵉᵇ ❄️ #DreamersLeague | ghost9 shooter (@huislovesong) October 5, 2020
For all of the moments above and a hundred more, Jaejae is one host that K-Pop stans have an overwhelmingly positive opinion on. Her sense of humor is contagious and there’s never a dull moment when she’s around!