If you’re in CARATLAND, chances are high that you’ve seen the pictures of SEVENTEEN‘s Jeonghan flexing Mingyu‘s Prada bag at the airport four months ago after the infamous ramen bag incident between the two.
— mi원우지💜 (@miwon17_) May 9, 2022
As the price of Mingyu’s clumsiness, Jeonghan happily took the Prada bag hostage, promising to give it back to Mingyu after he used it seven times. While we’re not quite sure how long it takes to use a bag seven times, Jeonghan had the Prada bag with him all through the summer and even into September.
While CARATs have learned bits and pieces of the story through Jeonghan and Mingyu’s individual VLIVEs over the past couple of months, Mingyu revealed the whole story behind the ramen incident in a recent interview with ELLE KOREA.
The two had decided to eat Shin ramen for breakfast while waiting in the airport for their plane to Japan, and after ordering, they placed the takeout order between their two bags. We already know that an accident was waiting to happen with that setup.
In a typical clumsy moment, when Mingyu tried to pick up his mini Prada bag, his elbow knocked over the ramen, and some (a lot) of the soup spilled into Jeonghan’s Boston bag. Like anyone would in the incident, Mingyu quickly cleaned up his mess, apologizing to Jeonghan repeatedly.
Jeonghan’s response was far from typical, as instead of being distressed over the incident or reassuring, he told Mingyu that Mingyu could just give him Mingyu’s bag. Caught up in the moment, Mingyu agreed, but he didn’t realize that Jeonghan would take the Prada bag Mingyu was using right then and there.
Looking back, Mingyu wondered if switching bags was the best way to resolve the incident, especially since the entire world knew about their ramen fiasco just by their airport pictures.
Though it was his mistake, it would have been more reasonable for Jeonghan to ask Mingyu to wash and return the bag instead of taking Mingyu’s bag for his own. Not to mention, Mingyu’s bag was brand new, while Jeonghan’s bag was several years old. Switching bags was purely Jeonghan’s way of taking revenge, all while obtaining the latest fashion item in Mingyu’s closet.
What probably aggrieved Mingyu more was that the bag wasn’t for himself; it was for his mom. If it had been for himself, the chances that Mingyu would have just let Jeonghan keep the Prada bag forever are high. But for the sake of his mom, who couldn’t believe Jeonghan hadn’t returned it yet, Mingyu continued to nag Jeonghan for his bag back.
mingyu said his mom still wants the white prada bag that jeonghan took from him LMAO pic.twitter.com/lsClRItzAD
— tracy 🐱 (@tinkswonu) September 27, 2022
At the time of the interview, Jeonghan had yet to return the bag. Still, sometime between then and SEVENTEEN’s concerts in Jakarta, Indonesia, he returned it to Mingyu, to the relief of not just Mingyu but his whole family.
🐰: right when you leave (the room) i’m going to steal something
🐶: why do you keep stealing (from me)?
🐰: it’s borrowing rather than stealing
🐶: but you don’t give anything back
🐰: i give things back!
🐶: you give them back when you’re caught
🐰: i returned the prada bag! pic.twitter.com/EmIadzt60l
— for gyuhan (@forgyuhan) September 26, 2022
Though Mingyu and Jeonghan’s friendship is full of teasing (Mingyu’s usually the victim), by freely bickering with each other in front of fans, Mingyu and Jeonghan let the entire world know how comfortable they are with each other. These small “arguments” will never break the friendship. If anything, it reflects how family-like their relationship is, with Jeonghan being the mischievous older brother that pulls pranks on his more well-behaved younger brother because Mingyu’s reactions are too cute.