TVXQ’s Max Changmin is turning into a great ‘entertainer’.
We recently met with Max Changmin on the set of KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ and he seemed very energetic as he said, “My personality has gotten much brighter and extroverted.” Though he has been called the ‘Fool’ of the show and shown a completely new side of him that differs from his stage persona, Max Changmin is slowly but surely beginning to learn the joys of variety shows.
“Till not long ago, the first thing I felt was fear when I said, ‘I’m going to be appearing in a variety show’. Personally, I felt really scared and fearful that I was going to be regular on a show, ten years into my debut. Luckily, I was able to adapt to the show more easily because it focuses on sports. Sweat never lies. I believed that as long as the viewers could see my sincerity, and as long as I worked hard, I would succeed eventually.”
Some in the broadcasting industry have chosen Max Changmin as, ‘The MC in his 20s who could succeed Lee Seung Gi’. While filming ‘Moonlight Prince’, Max Changmin drew the attention of many for his calm and well-informed aura. For ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’, he has even held cue cards to help Kang Ho Dong out. Critics say that his tall stature and exemplary image are perfect for him to become the leading emcee of a new generation. Add in the fact that he is one of the greatest Hallyu stars of Korea, and the potential he has to succeed as an emcee is limitless.
Regarding this, Max Changmin stayed humble as he said, “You’re too generous with your praise.” He confessed, “This was the first chance for me to see what variety shows are really about, and I’m so happy to be given the opportunity to stand next to and watch Kang Ho Dong, the nation’s greatest emcee who has worked in the industry for over a decade, do what he does best. I really look up to him and I have so much to learn from him, not only about variety shows, but also about having the right attitude.”
He also emphasized, “Though I still have much to learn, I will continue to do my best and learn as much as I can. I’m not that greedy about my position as an emcee, but that doesn’t mean that I will let this opportunity slip past my fingers. I want to keep moving forward, step by step.”
Max Changmin recently got injured during a river-rafting training exercise in the Gangwon Province when a rapid smacked an oar in his face. Though his lips had swelled to a point that made participating in the rest of the program difficult, he buckled down and kept going. His ‘dogged determination’ and ‘professionalism’ was praised by his viewers.
Like this, Max Changmin is doing his best, not only as a member of ‘TVXQ’, but also as an entertainer. Max Changmin ended with the statement, “Just like how I feel that my work is so worthwhile, I hope our viewers share that sentiment with me. And I hope that many people are inspired by my efforts and start to believe in themselves that, ‘Hey, if he can do it, then so can I.’”
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