Girlgroup 2NE1 has revealed that they take singers Lee Hyori and Uhm Jung Hwa as their role models.
During a guesting on MBC radio ‘Park Kyung Rim‘s Starry Night’ which was their very first radio broadcast, they were asked, “Which sunbae singer do you want to be like” and their answers were automatically Lee Hyori and Uhm Jung Hwa. Member Park Bom answered Lee Hyori while the rest of the members answered Uhm Jung Hwa.
And when they were asked about male stars they like, Bom answered Jang Dong Gun, Dara answered Won Bin while CL & Minji answered 1TYM‘s Teddy and Brad Pitt.
The girls also talked a little about the behind story of their journey in becoming a singer. Park Bom shared, “I was a kid who loves to sing and enjoys it alot. When I lived in America, my parents sent me to study something different but then I switched and studied music for three years.”
She also shed some tears when she talked about studying there and then suddenly transferring back to Korea to become a trainee,
Sandara Park shared, “When I heard Seo Taiji’s songs, I wanted to be a singer. Even as I was promoting as an entertainer in the Philippines, I still held the dream to sing in Korea.”
CL also added, “For me the dream to become a singer started after my dad let me listen to Lauryn Hill‘s music.” Youngest member Gong Minji shared, “Through the words of my grandmother Mrs Gong OkJin, which were ”we have to be modest on stage”, through that my dream to become a singer/performer was born”
**minor editing by WLB staff