Whether it’s iconic groups like TVXQ or Girls’ Generation, the many artists of SM Entertainment have played a part in inspiring the NCT members.
During an interview with the Japanese magazine MEN’s NON-NO, NCT 127‘s Jungwoo revealed which of their seniors he aspired to be.
When the magazine asked Jungwoo if he had a role model, there was no hesitation. He chose the legendary soloist BoA.
Jungwoo admired her for more than just being his company senior. He became inspired by seeing BoA maintain a successful career from the age of thirteen all the way into her thirties.
Of course, she’s a senior artist from the same agency. But more than that, watching her pour her passion into her music and the love she has for singing and dancing, without skipping a beat for twenty years… This is truly inspiring.
Jungwoo wanted to have the same impact on others. He said, “That’s why I plan to continue to cheer her on with as much passion as I can round up, and I also hope to be a senior artist to my junior artists in the same [way] BoA has been for us.”
Like BoA, he also aspired to be an artist that didn’t have any regrets and put their best foot forward. Jungwoo concluded, “I want to become an adult that will give it his all.”