Singer Hong Jin Young experienced a mental breakdown due to the severe conditions while filming “Laws Of The Jungle – In Patagonia”.
“I think you’ll be able to see a large difference in my energy from the beginning to end.” — Hong Jin Young
The weather conditions were so cold, none like she had ever experienced before.
“Korea’s cold too, but it was my first time experiencing such an intensely cold temperature.” — Hong Jin Young
She was “forced” to go on a diet because they didn’t have enough to eat.
“I starved too much. I was forced to be on a diet. I wasn’t on a diet because of my upcoming comeback, but I was forced to be on a diet. We didn’t have a lot to eat so my stomach didn’t feel well and it hurt. My whole body ached.” — Hong Jin Young
Everything combined made for a difficult time as Hong Jin Young’s signature bubbling energy was completely deflated by the end of the shoot.
“I ran out of energy, and you could say I had a mental breakdown. I’ve never had a mental breakdown while filming before but I felt devastated like OTL.” — Hong Jin Young
But at the end of the day, Hong Jin Young said she enjoyed her experience on the show thanks to the unforgettable memories.
“I had a really hard time, but I also made a lot of memories. It was extremely difficult but I enjoyed it.” — Hong Jin Young