Non-Korean idols find reality TV programme tough going

Non-Korean idols find reality TV programme tough going

Hang on a minute! Is that tougher as nails Amber of K-pop band f(x) crying on national TV?

K-pop fans have known her as the resident tomboy and toughie of K-pop girl group f(x).

Often styles in shorts and loose-fitting tops, the Taiwanese-American rapper is also well-loved on variety programmes for her quirky and fun personality.

But on "Real Men", a military bootcamp reality style programme which recently cast an all-female special, idols and celebrities go through some pretty grueling training that is phyisically, mentally and psychologically exhausting.

Compounding the physical demands of the programme are the instructions and military jargon used, that can be difficult for a non-native speaker to understand.

Hong Kong-Canadian K-pop idol Henry, who was on the show, had his fair share of miscommunications as well.

Henry had in fact given Amber some tips, and shared his in-camp experience with her prior to her enlistment.

"Real Men" might seem like a tougher reality programme than most other survival style programmes.

But we're sure that Amber will soon be marching right in step when she has the language barrier clicked. Hey, if cute and petite Hyeri from Girls Day can survive it, so can Amber!

As they say in Korea: Amber fighting!

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