Height is both help and hindrance, says K-pop star

Height is both help and hindrance, says K-pop star

Being the tallest in his group has helped Lee Jung Shin, the youngest member of Korean pop-rock boy band CNBlue, stand out. But his height can also be a hindrance, he said.

The 21-year-old, who is 1.87m-tall, told The New Paper in an interview at Oasia Hotel on Thursday: "Being so tall benefits the fans more than me. Fans can always spot me from afar even if I am wearing a cap and (I am) in disguise."

He added with a laugh: "Sometimes I go shopping on the streets with my bandmates and people look at me as I am so tall, and then they realise who I am and go, 'Oh...', and then they start to notice the others next to me and go, 'Oh...', and start following us."

Lee, who was in town to promote the new reality TV talent series K-pop Star Hunt 3, has been a member of CNBlue since its inception in 2009.

The regional show sends two contestants from each participating country to South Korea.

The contestants have to undergo song-anddance challenges and face the risk of weekly eliminations.

The overall winner will get a contract with CJ E&M and FNC Entertainment, the agency Lee is from.

The public auditions of the Singapore leg to find two local representatives will take place at Bugis+ on Sunday, from 11am.

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