NCT 127‘s Jungwoo may have a more introverted personality type, but there’s no denying that he’s definitely one of the social butterflies of NCT!
Jungwoo visited Dispatch‘s D’FESTA event with Jaehyun, Taeil and Doyoung, and a new behind-the-scenes video shows they were total fanboys over their fellow members there.
They heaped plenty of praise on the NCT members’ posters as they took a look at them. And they didn’t fail to fanboy over each other either!
(Discussing what to write on Jaehyun's photo)
Jungwoo : What should I write? The model?
Doyoung : Perfection?
Jungwoo : Yeah, but I want to phrase it coolly… the material is perfect…? 'The model itself is already a perfection'
Jaehyun : ㅋㅋㅋ
— Dyva🌸 (@captainuwu) May 31, 2022
But Jungwoo wasn’t only there to admire his members. While passing by the posters of some of his friends, he dropped some much needed 98-liner friendship crumbs. First, he came across the poster of Stray Kids‘ Lee Know, whom Jungwoo befriended while working as an MC on MBC‘s Music Core. He pointed it out to his members, adorably introducing Lee Know as the friend he MC’s with.
Jungwoo’s reaction when he saw Lee Know’s picture was so cute 😆
Jungwoo: This is the friend who i am MC-ing with!!
Taeil, Jaehyun, Doyoung: OoOoOoOoO~!!!
Jungwoo: Hehe ( ՞ ᗜ ՞ )
Doyoung. Friend friend~~ pic.twitter.com/ruqfLn1Dhq
— ㅈ☺️ (@jungwooallday) May 31, 2022
As it turns out, their friendship had the best start, and it was all thanks to a mutual friend. One of fans’ favorite moments between the two idols was when they were first getting to know each other and realized they had some 98-line friends in common—namely, SEVENTEEN‘s Seungkwan.
one of the first lee know and jungwoo conversations during their mc photoshoot and lee know mentioning svt's seungkwan to break the ice to see if they had mutual friends pic.twitter.com/w3PaZxhi5i https://t.co/ukeczTqALN
— 이리노 (@linoscent) January 10, 2022
Seungkwan himself shared that he had watched that video, hilariously saying that he thought Jungwoo and Lee Know had looked very nervous as new MCs.
Seungkwan saying he watched the clip where Lee Know and Jungwoo mentioned him. Seungkwan also sayingg he's friend with both of them.
+ Seungkwan said he monitored Jungwoo and Lee Know when they are mc-ing and he laughing bcs he saw how nervous they arepic.twitter.com/IldeHOCWsL
— 피 (@knowbinchan) August 14, 2021
Together, the three of them make up part of K-Pop’s 98-line, so it was no surprise that when he spotted Seungkwan’s picture at D’FESTA as well, Jungwoo had the best reaction: he approached Seungkwan’s poster and made a hilarious play on words with Seungkwan’s nickname, ‘Boo.’
Jungwoo : This is my friend who's MCing with me!
Doyoung : Ooh friend~
Jungwoo : Lee Know~(discovering another familiar face) Hi! Hey what are you doing here~? It's BooBoojella* (Seungkwan)~😆
*T/N : wordplay from vuvuzela and SK's surname 'Boo' 😆 cute
— Dyva🌸 (@captainuwu) May 31, 2022
Fans pointed out how funny Doyoung and Jaehyun found the joke…
Taeil, Doyoung and Jaehyun laughing at Jungwoo because they saw Seungkwan's portrait on D'festa and greeted it 😆😆 pic.twitter.com/wGfNEmS4bX
— ً✿ (@nctymisfit) May 31, 2022
…which makes sense, given that Doyoung is reportedly friends with Seugnkwan too. He was seen hanging out together with him and Jungwoo earlier this year.
A fan spotted Seungkwan with NCT's Doyoung and Jungwoo in a cafe was able to get their autographs.
Op said that Doyoung was sitting in a four-seater seat and Seungkwan was sitting across him beside Jungwoo.
While JW was signing, Boo asked Op when did he start liking Doyoung. pic.twitter.com/kVZExeAvD2
— 덤덤 (@jeonmanwon) April 2, 2022
Jungwoo’s visit to D’FESTA certainly provided fans with the 98-liner friendship crumbs everyone has been waiting for. As did Seungkwan’s, in fact! During his visit, he also left a cute message on Jungwoo’s poster.
Seventeen Seungkwan wrote on Jungwoo's D'FESTA photo also XD
Seungkwan : "Your friend Boo"
ㅋㅋㅋ 98z friends❤
Cr. sadaxx___ pic.twitter.com/QgvRsfk8PS
— Dyva🌸 (@captainuwu) April 29, 2022
It may not be enough, especially seeing as we have yet to see Jungwoo and Seungkwan together in one frame…
jungwoo & lee know ✅
jungwoo & juyeon ✅
jungwoo & moonbin ✅
jungwoo & seungkwan in one frame WHEN?!?!?!? 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tx14t6FpEm
— tricia♡ stream beatbox (@jwooshiluvr) March 19, 2022
…but at least so far we’ve got pictures and footage of Jungwoo with Lee Know, ASTRO‘s Moonbin, and THE BOYZ‘s Juyeon. Now it’s time to manifest not only a picture of Jungwoo and Seungkwan, but hopefully one of all the 98-liners together!
If you’d like to see the full clip from the D’FESTA behind-the-scenes, you can do so below.