[PHOTOS] SHINee for Elle Girl Korea & Japan, English translation of Onew’s interview


SHINee is on their way to debut in Japan on June 22nd. To ramp up the excitement, SHINee has appeared in both ELLE Girl Japan and Korea May 2011. They showed off their cute and natural charms in the photoshoot, resulting in a very fresh photo spread to welcome spring.

Onew’s interview:

During the interview and photoshoot session, it seemed as if Onew was constantly observing the environment. If there were any shortages or problems, he would not hesitate to help. In comparison with magnae Taemin’s flower-like smile or sculpture like handsome boy Minho, Onew’s trademark “Ahahaha” laughter is never inferior. This is SHINee’s leader Onew, his leading style.

“Instead of lecturing members and telling them to do this and that, I’m just in charge of listening (to them) since everyone is doing their part very well already. Understand them and walk my own path. (laugh)” 

Approaching the 4th year of SHINee since debut, many things have changed along the route but amongst them all, personal change is still the most important.

“Through activities with SHINee, my personality has changed a lot. Became more out-going? Compared to before, I’ve become closer with everyone. First of all, being recognized by a lot of people makes me feel good.”

Whilst SHINee establishes themselves as a talented group in the industry, the market is still expanding with lots of new groups debuting. Without realizing, you’ve become a ‘sunbae’ (senior) looking over these kids already, how do you feel?

“Currently I’m MC-ing for a program, I feel like the new groups are becoming younger and younger. Thinking back, we were like them too. Recently they all seem to be quite good.” 

In addition to MC-ing, Onew has challenged himself in musicals, and has received a lot of positive feedback and praises. However, it seems like SHINee will be promoting overseas, the question is do you feel stressed or afraid with the upcoming Japan activities?

“We’ve had a lot of performances in Japan before. Indeed, it will be great if we could bring more happiness (laughters) to our fans and communicate with everyone.”

As a guest on “Happy Together”, Onew sat next to the MC’s instead of the guest seats due to his outstanding variety skills which is widely recognized. Does this mean your variety sense will work in Japan too?

“Actually, I’m not sure if it is going to work. The more you put in, the higher chance it is to get more out? haha. (T/N: korean saying) Want to prepare a unique self-introduction. For example, “I-am-Onew-who-is-not-scared-of-scary-movies” something like this? (really?) might be scared inside but others will not know because there is no reaction. 

Forgetting immediately when he feels frustrated, sleeping when he feels moody, singing songs he likes when he feels happy. Comparing with others, Onew is not much different…a realistic life and doesn’t really mind how people sees him.

“Comparing to what people say, I am just being my natural self. I have always been this kind of person” 

We totally did not expect this early 20th generation boy is a 23 year old idol who has a greed to become a celebrity. His calm and natural mentality brings us many hidden surprises.

source: elle girl korea
photo source: dc shinee
chinese trans: onewtime
eng trans: vivz @ soompi (plz do not add or edit + credit properly if taken out)

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2 responses to “[PHOTOS] SHINee for Elle Girl Korea & Japan, English translation of Onew’s interview

  1. Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are – revised lyrics to match how I feel about SHINee’s Onew

    Oh his eyes, his eyes
    Make the stars look like they’re not shining
    His hair, his hair
    Falls perfectly without him trying

    He’s so beautiful
    And I tell him every day

    Yeah I know, I know
    When I compliment him
    He won’t believe me
    And its so, it’s so
    Sad to think he don’t see what I see

    But every time he asks me do I look okay
    I say

    When I see your face
    There’s not a thing that I would change
    Cause you’re amazing
    Just the way you are
    And when you smile,
    The whole world stops and stares for awhile
    Cause boy you’re amazing
    Just the way you are

    His lips, his lips
    I could kiss them all day if he’d let me
    His laugh, his laugh
    He hates but I think it’s so sexy

    He’s so beautiful
    And I tell him every day

    Oh you know, you know, you know
    Id never ask you to change
    If perfect is what you’re searching for
    Then just stay the same

    So don’t even bother asking
    If you look okay
    You know I say

    When I see your face
    There’s not a thing that I would change
    Cause you’re amazing
    Just the way you are
    And when you smile,
    The whole world stops and stares for awhile
    Cause boy you’re amazing
    Just the way you are

    The way you are
    The way you are
    Boy you’re amazing
    Just the way you are

    When I see your face
    There’s not a thing that I would change
    Cause you’re amazing
    Just the way you are
    And when you smile,
    The whole world stops and stares for awhile
    Cause boy you’re amazing
    Just the way you are

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