Former IZ*ONE members Kwon Eunbi, Lee Chaeyeon, and Jo Yuri discuss the benefits and difficulties of solo activities.
On the November 10th broadcast of SBS Power FM’s radio program “Two O’Clock Escape Cultwo Show” (hereinafter referred to as “Cultwo Show”), singer Hwang Chiyeol took on the role of a special DJ, while Kwon Eunbi, Lee Chaeyeon, and Jo Yuri, who are former members of girl group IZ*ONE, appeared as guests.
On this day, a listener asked the members, “Since you have to do everything alone, solo activities must be difficult. What are the advantages and disadvantages of solo activities compared to when you were with IZ*ONE?”
At this, Kwon Eunbi answered, “The advantage is that preparation time is shortened. I don’t have to spend as much time at the salon, and I can get what I need in 1 hour instead of 3 hours. The disadvantage is that it gets lonely.”
When asked if it’s hard because she’s alone, Eunbi added, “Sometimes it’s hard. There are things I have to handle alone.” In conclusion, she repeatedly said, “I think the disadvantage is loneliness.”
On the other hand, Jo Yuri said, “You get to have time alone. Being able to have that time seems like an advantage. You’ll learn a lot about yourself when you are by yourself.” Then, after thinking about the shortcomings for a while, she said, “I think it’s okay”, suggesting that she doesn’t mind anything in particular.
Meanwhile, Lee Chaeyeon said, “The advantage is that there are fewer people to match the choreography. I’m the only one who needs to do well. However, this is also a disadvantage in that I feel a lot of pressure alone.”
She then added an advantage, “I don’t have to talk a lot in the waiting room and I can just be quiet by myself.”
According to Kwon Eunbi, Lee Chaeyeon’s personality is calm. She also said, “I get bored very easily, so I often go to the room next to my waiting room. For people like Yuri, alone time can be good, but in my case, I get bored.”
In addition, Lee Chaeyeon mentioned Chaeryeong, her sister who is a member of ITZY, saying, “We monitor each other every day and talk through Kakaotalk. She gives a lot of practical advice and compliments. Now that it’s my first time as a soloist, I have a lot of performances to do, so I need to be confident. At times, she feels like an older sister.”
Then, when asked who danced better between her and her sister, Lee Chaeyeon drew laughter by honestly answering, “Me”.
Lee Chaeyeon also shared, “My younger sister has been learning pole dancing until recently. Suddenly, she said that she wanted to learn Jiu-Jitsu. It seems that our family has to use our bodies, as if we have a dancing DNA. My mother is also in a housewife dance class.”