HyunA was a recent guest on Lee Young Ji‘s My Alcohol Diary. While the episode was filled with its usual chaos and humor, there were also the typical moments of sincerity.
For instance, HyunA opens up about how she specifically chose to come to Lee Young Ji’s show because she felt like she could relax. This makes sense since Lee Young Ji definitely gives her all to ensure that her guests feel comfortable.
In HyunA’s case, Lee Young Ji switched drinks with her when HyunA said that she liked Lee Young Ji’s better.
Lee Young Ji: How is it? Good?
Lee Young Ji: I think this needs to be thrown away. Does it taste weird?
HyunA: Can I try drinking [yours]?
Lee Young Ji: Go ahead.
HyunA: Why is [your drink] so delicious?
Lee Young Ji: Should we change? Let’s change. I’ll drink [yours].
HyunA admitted that she was initially intimidated by Lee Young Ji, so she was extra grateful for her kindness.
HyunA: What’s wrong with her? Why is she so kind? Is she usually like this?
And Lee Young Ji teasingly pointed out that HyunA seemed uncomfortable since even HyunA’s posture was directed away from her.
Lee Young Ji: Do you know what is funny? Your body reflects your psychological state. If a person is cautious of the other person, then the person places her knees facing opposite the other person. And you have been like [that] since you came here.
But HyunA explained that she actually gets “scared when there are more than two people.”
HyunA: No, it’s because I get scared when there are more than two people.
Which confused Lee Young Ji since HyunA has been so active in the industry for such a long time.
Lee Young Ji: Oh really? But you do a lot of music shows.
HyunA explained that to cope, she has a pre-show ritual.
HyunA: Oh that’s why I do this [ritual] before going onto the stage during the music show.
Lee Young Ji: Really? What is that? Some kind of a signal?
HyunA: My own way of controlling the mind.
But Lee Young Ji is still curious about how HyunA handles the pressure if she gets so nervous around others, and HyunA has the perfect response for why she stays professional.
Lee Young Ji: I’ve seen all of your videos including that from the radio star. You must have placed much effort during those shows then.
HyunA: It’s part of my work so…
Still, HyunA explains that she purposely came to Lee Young Ji’s show to be able to relax and enjoy herself.
Lee Young Ji: Let’s just drink and enjoy today.
HyunA: That’s why I came here.
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