Kim Hyun Joong, living in a world of his own
For a person who harbours dreams of alien encounters and outer space travels, it’s not hard to see why the band leader of SS501 has earned himself the nickname of a “fourth-dimensional person”
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He lives in a world of his own and is known for having a "fourth-dimensional" personality filled with quirky thoughts and ideas.
Take the recent incident when a Korean fan masquerading as a repairman entered his place on the pretext of repairing his gas pipes. Instead of seeking help from security -- as per what all normal beings would do -- Kim Hyun Joong decided against it and treated her like a "normal repairman".
And that's not the end of his unconventional experience. Calling that his "most outrageous fan encounter", the band leader of SS501 (also known as leader Kim) even allowed her to cook him a bowl of porridge at his place.
Hyun Joong recalled feeling a little "down and unwell" on the day of the incident.
"And the fan, thankfully, she cooked up some porridge and placed a bowl of porridge on the table before leaving," he said through a translator, giving a slight chuckle.
In town as ambassador for Korean beauty brand, The Face Shop, the 24-year-old also flaunted his offbeat sense of humour at the press conference held in Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.
He tickled many with his cheeky yet straightforward response when asked if he "goes for looks in a girlfriend".
Instead of providing a conclusive answer, the 24-year-old deftly countered back with a question, "If not looks, what else should I go for?"