[NEWS] SHINee, Girls’ Generation, & B2ST rank on Oricon’s DVD Chart
SHINee and Girls’ Generation both ranked on the Oricon‘s ‘DVD Weekly Chart’ for the week of January 9th through the 15th. SHINEE grabbed 2nd place with ‘SHINee the 1st Japan Concert-SHINee World‘ (released January 11th), while Girls’ Generation ranked 3rd with ‘Japan First Tour Girls’ Generation’ (released December 14th, 2011).
B2ST has also placed their mark on the Oricon DVD Chart by ranking 2nd on the ‘Daily Chart’ for January 17th with their newly released ‘B2ST the 1st Japan Concert – Welcome to B2ST Airline’.
Congratulations to all three groups!
Source + Photos: Oricon
[NEWS] KARA, B2ST, and more win at 7th annual ‘Asia Model Awards’
On January 18th, a few of Korea’s top idols were handed awards at the 7th annual ‘Asia Model Awards‘.
The ’2012 Asia Model Awards’ is a multi-effort production, funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, & Tourism, co-managed by DKB & Model Center International, and hosted by the Korean Models’ Association.
The event was held over two days on January 17th and 18th at the Olympic Hall in Seoul. Many prominent figures from the modelling, beauty, cultural, and music industries were present to honor 2011′s receipients.
On the first day, 11 countries were represented at the event and a Asian rookie model competition took place. On the second day, 30 professional models from 15 different countries were present to receive awards and put on a fashion show.
The awards presented at the event included the ‘Asia Star Award’, ‘Popular Star Award’, ‘Popular Artist Award’, ‘Model Star Award’, ‘New Star Award’, ‘Fashionista Award’, as well as ‘Asia Model Award’, ‘Fashion Model Award’, ‘CF Model Award’, ‘Rookie Award’, ‘Racing Model Award’, and more.
From Korea, Byun Harin, Kim Jae Bum, Lee Sung Hwa, Joo Da Ha, Shin Won Ho, Son Eun Seo, Hye Park, Hwee Hwang, as well as fashion designer Lee Sang Bong received awards.
Additionally, celebrities and idols like KARA, Rainbow, A Pink, Jay Park, B2ST, MBLAQ, IU, Lee Yeon Hee, Jung Il Woo, Cha Ye Ryun, Lee Jung Jin, Leo Ku, and Choi Ji Woo also accepted trophies for their respective contributions.
[Translation] What did Beast want to be when they were young?
- Press: Today is National Children's Day of Thailand. What did you want to be when you were young?
- Dongwoon: When I was young, I wanted to be a scientist. Because I wanted to know about human skin cells.
- Doojoon: I wanted to be a soccer player.
- Yoseob: I have always wanted to be a singer since a young age.
- Junhyung: I wasn't sure that I wanted to be a singer. But I just wanted to be on the stage.
- Hyunseung : I wanted to be a chef. Because I liked to cook. When living in a dorm, I was the one who made breakfast and woke my friends up in the morning.
- Kikwang: I wanted to be a policeman. Then I portrayed the role of policeman on a TV series and it's considered successful.