ENA and SBS Plus‘s I Am Solo season 16 is currently one of the hottest reality dating shows in Korea. Recently, one of the participants gained attention by revealing his connection with a woman from a different reality dating show.
I Am Solo is a Korean reality dating show where single men and women spend four nights and five days together to find love. They go by pseudonyms and reveal their real names in the final episode when they choose their match. The current season is a “divorced singles” special where all the participants are divorced or widowed singles. This season is the most popular season of the show yet because of the drama among participants both on and off screen.
One of the participants who is getting a lot of attention on the show is Sang Cheol (a pseudonym). Having grown up in America, Sang Cheol works at the aircraft company Boeing Co. and currently resides in Seattle. He flew to Korea to find his partner with the hopes that she would move to the United States with him.
Sang Cheol created buzz because of his love triangle with Young Suk and Young Ja (both pseudonyms) on the show.
Recently, on October 4, Sang Cheol posted several photos and videos on his Instagram story. He posted a picture of himself looking at a hyena at a zoo with the caption, “Eye contact with a hyena?”
However, it wasn’t the hyena that caught the netizens’ attention. It was the account that he tagged in the post. The tagged account belonged to Byun Hye Jin, who appeared in last year’s season of Love After Divorce on MBN.
Earlier, through various online communities, netizens posted photos of Sang Cheol with Sun Ja from season 15 of I Am Solo after witnessing the two of them together. He was also seen with Byun Hye Jin, creating buzz.
Netizens reacted with various comments, such as “I wonder who Sang Cheol matched with [on the show],” and “How does he meet participants from other programs?” Some were confused why he was seen with these women rather than Young Suk.
Whether his relationship with Byun Hye Jin is romantic or platonic, Sang Cheol appeared to have met her somehow, and the two of them became close enough to enjoy a date at the zoo together.
The final episode of I Am Solo Season 16 was released on October 4, where the participants chose their final picks.