ENHYPEN’s Sunghoon Reunites With Childhood Friend, Figure Skater Cha Jun Hwan At The “2022 SBS Gayo Daejun”

They used to compete together.

ENHYPEN‘s Sunghoon is known for his past as a figure skater. He competed for up to middle school until he decided to forsake his career as a professional skater to pursue his dreams of becoming an idol. Here is his last public competition back in 2020.

When Olympic skater Cha Jun Hwan went viral for his season in 2022, many wondered if he was ever linked to Sunghoon. After all, they both are of a similar age range, and they both have idol visuals. Sunghoon also was friends with many professional skaters such as Lim Eun Soo.

Turns out, the two did skate together briefly.

L: Sunghoon, R: Cha Jun Hwan. | @hoon_on_ice/Twitter

In 2022, the pair were reunited at the 2022 SBS Gayo Daejun. They performed a special dance stage to BTS‘s “Black Swan,” a fitting song for the elegant skating duo.

Fans were overwhelmed to see the two together. Jun Hwan in a way, represents the dreams that Sunghoon let go as he moved down a different path. Sunghoon could potentially have been as successful in skating as the Olympic skater. On the other hand, Jun Hwan has always expressed interest in dance and performing, making Sunghoon a bright star for him.

Fans were delighted to see them interact at the ending stage too.

Just as the pre-performance VCR video explained, the “two people are blooming on their respective paths.”

Sunghoon and Cha Jun Hwan’s journeys have veered off the same path for awhile but it’s heartwarming to see them reunite for a brief moment.