(ENG) 170725 – Kim Dongbin mentioning Brand New Boys during his Instagram Live

“To start off, the thing people seemed to be most curious about is about Woojin hyung. How I became friends with Woojin hyung is… Can you all hear me well? I’ll explain how I became friends with Woojin hyung. The reason behind how I became friends with Woojin hyung back then is this. At the beginning of Produce 101, I didn’t have anyone I was really close with. But at that time, Woojin hyung really danced well. I had to do ‘Call Me Baby’, but I wanted to learn the dance, so I asked him how I should do it and approached him first. And the reason behind why I held his hand as well as why he came with me when I was practicing with Youngmin hyung and Donghyun hyung is something I asked of him. Since it was my first time rapping, I wanted to ask him about rapping and dancing, so I asked Woojin hyung if he could listen my rap once. I wanted to receive some help.”

“Ah! While we’re on the topic of kind people, NU’EST’s Minki hyung and Daehwi and Woojin hyung who are debuting through WANNA ONE. This is about personality?”

“For Daehwi, when I first did Chewing Gum, I cried, right? I cried then, but at backstage — this wasn’t shown on broadcast. But backstage, Daehwi saw me crying and ran to me, telling me not to cry.”

“Woojin hyung is also really nice. When I would play or joke around, he would accept it all. He’s really a good hyung.”

“I really like all of the Brand New hyungs.”

“Donghyun hyung is really kind too!”



(MISC) 170712 – Cheetah mentioning Brand New Boys and Daehwi on tvN’s ‘TAXI’


Q: If there was a trainee you thought would make it in the top 11 the moment you saw them, who would it be?

Cheetah: Daehwi! Well, ‘Brand New’ in general. The ‘Brand New’ performance I saw for the first time. I thought “At least one of them will make it, but if so, it would be him (Daehwi)”.

MC: The reason?

Cheetah: You could really see him doing well. His potential to become a star among other things were there. And his dance form is really pretty and he overflows in charms and when I only saw the first impression of 101 trainees, I felt that his eyes sparkled the most.



(ENG) 170629 – Youngmin talking about his first meeting with Woojin (V App)

Youngmin: “I met Woojin when he was in 6th grade and I was in… I think my 2nd year of middle school? We met for the first time at a dance academy then. Even then, when we met in Busan, we were really close too. Woojin and I played together, went to the convenience store together, and in an old video, I was practicing my dance and Woojin comes up to me and goes ‘Hyung, do you have a dollar? Hyung, just lend me a dollar’. There was a video like that, I think it’ll be good if we show it in the future. I was really close with Woojin, but I lost contact with him for around 3 years after I came up to Seoul. But when I went to Brand New Music’s practice room to audition, I had to greet the trainees there, so I bowed 90 degrees. But the moment I went down 90 degrees, I heard ‘Youngminnie hyung!’ I was like ‘Huh?’ and looked up and Woojin was there. Woojin used to come up to here (points to his chest) when he was younger, but he suddenly grew to here (forehead). And his voice used to be cute like (high pitched) ‘Youngminnie hyung!’, but now it’s like (low pitch) ‘Youngminnie hyung’. So I was very surprised.”


(ENG) 170616 – Letter to Woojin from his mom during episode 11


“To my lovable son… Son… This moment, everything just seems like a dream to Mom. At your young age of 11, it seems like only yesterday where you went back and forth to such a far distance and held onto the dream of becoming a singer and said that it feels like your heart overflows whenever you stand on stage. Before I knew it, you already grew up so fast and are stepping a foot forth towards your dream. Even if you failed auditions, you didn’t give up and said to Mom that it was okay- (the rest is covered)


(MISC) 170527 – Lee Yoojin talking about Youngmin + ‘Be Mine’ team during V Live

Talking about ‘Be Mine’ team

“Our ‘Be Mine’ team had difficulty in the beginning. Youngmin, who was in charge of the choreography, had a hard time and because it was the first time Sungwoo hyung was dancing, he also had a hard time, and it seemed like everyone was having a hard time with their own reasons. And I didn’t know the choreography either, so there wasn’t much I could do, so that was really painful for me. And since I was the one to pick ‘Be Mine’, I felt really sorry. I wondered if our practices would have been easier if I picked an easier song that suited us better. The first one or two days were really hard. I was sorry as well. So I wrote a letter to each of them because I’m shy about talking face-to-face. It was to explain ‘why I picked each of them and what kind of first impression they gave to me. And that’s why I liked it. And that first impression that I felt will also be shown to the national producers, so let’s work hard on making this team.’ That’s how each of them opened up more and as I gave them snacks– there really wasn’t much I could do for them, because I didn’t know the choreography either, I was really sorry to Youngmin, but Youngmin would be in charge of the choreography and my role was to gather them up and provide a lot of time for each of us to talk about our inner thoughts and forget about the competition. That’s how we became closer with each other and were able to do well. But although it ended well, I realized that the position of a leader isn’t something that should be seen lightly.”

Lee Yoojin’s 1-Pick

“This group has Donghyun, Youngmin, and Jinwoo. I think among here, I would have to pick Youngmin. Like I mentioned before, Youngmin worked really hard during ‘Be Mine’, so I feel very sorry. Youngmin and I also relied on each other the most too. That’s why I want to tell Youngmin that I’m thankful. Thank you :)”


(MISC) Ma Boy Stage 2 Video – Woojin & Youngmin


Hello, I’m Brand New Music’s trainee, Park Woojin
I was able to receive chewable vitamins and moisturizing jelly this time around.
These days, there’s a lot of love and interest from everyone, so I feel that I need to work harder.
Of course, although these vitamins will be of strength to me, everyone’s love and interest gives me more strength.
I will work harder, so please support me more and I will be a Park Woojin who always works hard. Thank you.


Hello national producers, I’m Brand New Music’s trainee, Im Youngmin
Through the 2nd stage of Ma Boy, I have finally received the gifts of InnerB and vitamins!
It really feels like I passed the 1st stage just a few days ago, but seeing as how I’ve passed through the 2nd stage, I was able to feel that I’m really receiving a lot of love and interest, and lately, I’m so happy each and every day and practicing happily
I have yet to show a lot of good sides of myself towards national producers, but although there isn’t a lot of time left, I will show a lot of good sides in the future, so please continue to watch over me! Thank you!