When it comes to K-Pop companies where the idols have the purest friendship, HYBE is always at the top of the list. In particular, since the company acquired Pledis Entertainment, the variety of idols under the banner has grown. The power list now includes BTS, TXT, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN, fromis_9, and many more.
Recently, many of the HYBE artists came together for the variety show YouTube channel, The Game Caterers. It was truly an iconic moment seeing all the idols interact and have fun. It was also truly chaotic.
After the first episodes aired, TXT’s Soobin went on a live broadcast while the group is currently touring in America. In particular, Soobin was hilariously asked, “Who is your favorite artist in HYBE?” As expected, at first, Soobin struggled to pick just one as he explained that the show had brought all the artists closer and showcased their true personalities.
While doing the workshop, I thought all of the team members [idols] were so kind. They were taking care of each other a lot, and I was able to see it. I really love all the teams.
Soobin then explained that, at first, he wasn’t sure how it would go. He explained that all of the artists in HYBE are so different and very rarely crossed paths for long enough to form a friendship. Yet, this changed after the workshop as they became closer to each other.
Of course, there was still the question of Soobin’s favorite HYBE artist that had to be answered. It seems as if, although the question was tough, Soobin had a pick, and it was none other than SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan.
If I had to choose one, I would like to pick Seungkwan from SEVENTEEN. He was cute, very cute.
Soobin also revealed how his preconceptions of Seungkwan definitely changed after they got closer during the show. It showcases that although the SEVENTEEN member is seen as extroverted, he has other sides to himself.
I thought he would be outgoing and filled with high tension [energy] at all times, but he was in fact quite shy in person. I just find him cute. He was so cute.
Soobin then shared that, although he didn’t know if he could say it, Seungkwan was one of the first people he’s been in contact with and messaged, saying that he wanted to be close with him.
It’s been over three years since my debut, and I have never sent a message [like this] before. He is an adorable and cute person.
The TXT leader then revealed that it didn’t end with just contacting Seungkwan over the phone. The duo even met to grab a bite to eat together! He added that it was their K-Pop connection that helped the friendship. Yet, both idols’ shyness made things hard at first, but it seems like this budding friendship is truly adorable AF.
During the first episodes, netizens were obsessed with finally seeing Soobin and Seungkwan interact. It will be exciting to hear the SEVENTEEN idol’s side of the story when it comes to their friendship.
More and more, K-Pop idols are revealing their adorable friendship with each other. With even more episodes left and the bond between the artists growing, HYBE is cementing itself as a true family.
You can watch the first episode of The Game Caterers with the HYBE artists below.