SECRET express their thoughts on their lives as a female idol group
SECRET, who have had a very successful run with their latest title track, ‘Madonna‘, are performing their last set of performances this week before they bow out, rest, and prepare for their next album. The girl group recently participated in an interview, where they talked about their new house, what it takes to be a part of a girl group, and what they think about the other female idol groups they must compete with.
Check it out below.
Q) You have gone from basement idols to ground idols. Do you like it now that you’ve moved?
We moved to the second floor of a villa in Han Nam-dong. The air on the second floor feels more fresh. (Laughs) And there are policemen who are always guarding us 24/7, so it feels much safer.” (Hyosung)
Q) Why are the police guarding you?
Apparently there are senior officials who live in the houses next to and in front of us. Every day there are two policemen patrolling the area. There’s also a Myanmar Embassy at an alley nearby, so the security is awesome. (Zinger)
Q) I can bet the policemen are fans of SECRET too.
We didn’t think they would know us at first. But one day the members were walking and a policeman was singing ‘Magic‘ and doing the dance moves. We didn’t think of them much before, but from then on, we started to keep our actions in check. The policemen stand outside the bathroom, and we’re always paranoid if they can hear us turn on the shower (laughs). (Sunhwa)
Q) You’ve all gotten prettier after doing ‘Madonna’ promotions. There was also one time when Hyosung’s provocative clothes were a hot topic.
We all lost an average of 5 kg. Since there are so many pretty and skinny girl groups, even if we lose weight, you can never tell. I thought my clothes were a bit provocative too but nobody else thought the same. Since I’m short, it didn’t look that provocative… I’m sad. (Hyosung)
Q) Girl groups all seem like swans. What is the hardest part of being in a girl group?
It’s the hardest when we diet. Isn’t it human nature to have an appetite? Seeing myself worrying about whether my face will swell the next day after not being able to withstand my hunger, it’s sad and pathetic. Sometimes we hold out our hunger for 10 hours, practicing our choreography in killer heels. It’s definitely not easy being part of a girl group. But even if it’s this hard, when we stand on stage for the performance, the strength we didn’t have before suddenly comes back to us. (Ji Eun)
Q) You must’ve participated in a lot of auditions before your debut. How does it feel watching ‘Superstar K2′?
We did countless auditions ever since middle school. Whenever I watch ‘Superstar K2′, old memories come back to me and my heart beats faster. The contestants have so much talent. Us members are supporting John Park a lot. (Sunhwa)
Q) If you had to give advice to your hoobaes who want to be part of a girl group?
You must have talent. Self-pride is also essential. If you want to withstand other pretty girl groups, it is essential to have the self-pride that lets you think, “I’m the best.” (Zinger)
Q) Amongst the fierce competition among girl groups, which of them has caught your attention?
miss A who is also a 4-member group. All of the members are really talented and it’s a really balanced group. We also admire their creativity and music and very much like them. (Hyosung)
Q) Can you withstand the competitiveness among girl groups?
Competition is really cruel. KARA and T-ara will be returning in October, sparking another battle. Although competition is cruel, we will continue to work hard to become a girl group that everyone in the nation likes. (JiEun)