Dino High Cut Interview
Q: You show opposite sides of yourself to the fans from “baby” to “manly man”. What are you closer to in real life?
DN: No matter what, the baby side? Hehe. I want to say manly man, but it’s like this with my current age and recently, I get surprised when monitoring my broadcasts. I didn’t know myself but I realized I have that side of me.
Q: You seem like you have a talent for “maknae actions”?
DN: I’m the oldest at home and before entering Seventeen, I was the hyung wherever I went. Since it’s like that, it seems the fans also know now. “Even though Dino is the maknae in the team, he’s a hyung-like maknae”. Maknae actions, I think I’m trying to do it well. Hehe. For example, when I want to get food from the hyungs or when I need a favor, I purposely say it with aegyo. When we’re producing together, if the hyungs say they’re having a hard time, I buy drinks first and stealthily pass it to them.
Q: Which hyung is best to persuade?
DN: Seungkwan hyung! (laughs) When I’m with that hyung, I feel like we’re just (same-aged) friends.
Q: You said your father wanted to be a singer when he was younger. To that extent, it seems like he must thoroughly monitor for you.
DN: Lately, it’s less but in the beginning (laughs) he was really cold-hearted. Right after watching our debut stage, he pointed out all the strengths and weaknesses. He also monitors stuff like interviews and immediately contacts me. “Dino-yah, the expression you just had while saying those words, it was really good,” like this. (laughs) He’s really detailed, right? Not too long ago my father came to our concert. After seeing my solo stage, he said he saw me again. [T/N: I’m not really sure what this means] When I heard that, I was really happy.
Q: Even though you’re in the performance team, you also rap and your vocals are stable too. In a way, shall we call you a multiplayer amongst Seventeen memmbers?
DN: Wow, thank you for looking at me that way. (laughs) I’m currently making the effort to be like that. I naturally have a lot of things I want to do and I don’t want to limit myself to a dance or rap position. So I’m also practicing singing a lot. It’s what I want to challenge the most. My goal is to show fans what the outcome is in the year I exactly turn 20.