KARD reddit AMA
Q: are you guys friends with any other kpoop groups?
Jiwoo- gugudan Mimi unnie and Boys24 Doha oppa
Somin- twice Jeongyeon, and seventeens Mingyu and Seungkwan are my school juniors
J.Seph- gfriends Sowon
BM- day6 Jae and ladies code
Q: do you guys lurk/look at social media like Reddit and Twitter often to see what fans are thinking/saying?
Somin- yes we do. I look at instagram hashtags. Thank you for always cheering us on.
Q: 1- which of your songs is your favorite? 2- which is you favorite choreography? 3- what are your thoughts on being a co-ed group? 4- whats a musical style do you want to try in the future?
J.Seph 1- don’t recall
Jiwoo 2- the next song thats coming out…I think that choreography will be really awesome
Somin 3- I’m really happy about it because we’re very much like a family. I feel like we have a really great foundation because we have two oppas.
Q: Just wondering…whats your reaction to this gif?
a/n: gif cred to hwasuga
J.Seph- oh it’s cute!
Q: What were your initial thoughts/reactions after seeing how large your international fanbase was? what are some of your favorite songs at the moment?
J.Seph- at first I was flabbergasted. I never even thought about it. I saw a picture of our fans in Brazil waiting in line to buy our tickets and it was so amazing. I don’t know these people but they know me. So i wanted to see who they were so I zoomed in and looked at their faces. (laughs)
Q: how did you guys come to know of r/kpop? do any of you frequent this sub and are there possibly any other kpop stars out there that do?
Somin- out tour manager unnie set it up for us! It’s our first time here!
Q: 1- were you surprised to receive so much attention internationally with your pre-debut singles? 2- BM and J.Seph: did you expect to receive so many singing lines (like in rumor), and do you get nervous when you have to perform them? 3- do you think that having many international fans will continue to make kards music more diverse (like how rumor had a latin sound)? 4- what are some of you favorite western artists or other genres of music to listen to?
J.Seph- I was nervous and excited. I want to show a good side of me but I’m still lacking so much. I tried really hard to do my best.
Jiwoo- there are so many genres that we want ti try right now. I think we will definitely continue to be more diverse when it comes to our sounds.
Somin- Tinashe, Ariana Grande / Jiwoo- Beyonce, Rihanna, Kehlani, Alexander Jean / J.Seph- Little Mix!
Q: 1- will you be continuing the “hidden” concept after officially debuting? 2- is there a different concept or sound you would like to try in the future? 3- were any of you kpop fans before beginning training? if so, what groups? if not, what made you want to become an idol?
J.Seph 1- we’re not sure how we’re going to come out again, but we want to keep releasing good content.
Somin 2- I want to try R&B…but honestly I want to try everything.
Jiwoo 3- I liked TXVQ sunbaenims and BoA sunbaenim. I wasn’t focused on being an idol but I really wanted to do great music in general.
Q: who eats the most? who makes the most jokes?
Jiwoo and Somin together- J.Seph!!!!!!
Q: how many times does BM dab per day?
BM- at least 20
Q: bm what advice can you give to other tall guys who don’t want to look really awkward? also, in the Oh NaNa with fun video your necklace flipped up and nearly chipped your tooth! do you have any other memorable stories that were a result of dancing too hard?
BM- all dudes. short or tall.. own it and swagg out with you got. haha I almost lost a front tooth that day.
Q: 1- which music show do you most look forward to appearing on? 2- with your big international following, you seem to be doing better than other co-ed groups of the past. what unique challenges do you face in korea being a co-ed group? 3- what country are you looking forward to visiting most on your world tour?
1- Jiwoo- Infinity Challenge! / Somin- Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook
2- J.Seph- Dubai / Somin- Europe and I really wanted to go to America…actually I want to go everywhere. / Jiwoo- Dubai / BM- Greece and London…Spain…Chile is dope too
Q: for BM: what were your motivations for pursuing a career in kpop having grown up in LA? did you ever doubt whether it was the right choice, for example following your appearance on kpop star, and how were you able to bounce back?
BM- definitely had a lot of times where I felt like I should quit..almost did a lot too but I had a lot of good support around me. #blessed
Q: 1- you guys have great chemistry, how long have the four of you trained as a group? 2- co-ed groups are obviously still rare, how did you all react when you found out that you were going to debut together?
1- J.Seph- 5 years / Somin- with the oppas it’s been 5 years / Jiwoo- I joined 6 months ago!
2- J.Seph- at first when I heard it was a co-ed group I was a bit overwhelmed. I saw Somin from such an early age when she was little, but I never thought that I would be in a group with her. It felt so strange, but as we started to practice and come together, it became really great.
Q: BM, please rate the english level of the other members!
BM- 1 being baby. 10 being able to communicate comfortably…j.speh 3, somin 3, jiwoo 3. all pretty similar
Q: when you guys/gals were kids, what did you first want to be when you grow up?
BM- I wanted to be a lawyer
Q: I laughed so much when I saw you dancing “Olha a Onda”, a Brazilian song from the 90s. Knowing that your songs so far evoke latin (and thus Brazilian) beats, is there anything each of you would like to learn about our culture? Foods, drinks, clothing, local music genres, anything?
Jiwoo- I want to learn about the food because I love trying new foods.
Jseph- I heard about Carnival and I really want to go. I also want to learn about samba.
Q: BM! Are you close with Ladies’ Code’s Ashley? What are your favorite things about being in this group and what do you feel about the amount of love you’ve been getting from the international fans?
BM- thats my homegirl fshooooo shoot still super unreal to me.. super humbling and super thankful
Q: BM: Was it hard to make the decision to move to Korea from USA and become an idol? Did your family support you all the way?
BM- I didnt know squat about the language and culture before i came so yeah it was a hard decision. yeupp one hunnit percent they supported me
Q: many kpop artists are encouraged to learn new languages. What new language would you want to learn and perform in?
Somin : English… (laughs) And French!
(Jseph says : Bonjour)
Jiwoo: Chinese and Japanese
Q: Regarding your positions as ‘King’ ‘Ace’ etc. were they assigned to you or could you choose which card you wanted to be? Also, can we expect a ‘Queen’ member joining in the future?
Jiwoo - We decided together after a meeting.
Somin - I like the black joker though… I don’t think I would fit the other cards.
Q: BM! What’s your favorite bar in LA?
BM- i came to korea before i turned 21 in LA so i havent been able to turn up too much in my hometown yet :[ send me some suggestions!
Q: when did you start getting interested in music?
Jiwoo - When I was around 8 or 9 I wanted to be a singer.
Jseph - When I was 7.
Somin - Probably around junior high.
Q: To BM: Got any workout tips? How did you get so “big” :O
BM- i used to be real hefty. turned all that fat into muscle through dieting.. dieting is 70% workin out is 30%
Q: What are you all most looking forward to during your tour?
Jiwoo: LA, because I am excited to see Matthew oppa’s family!
Q: BM, do you have any advice for someone who is trying to get and stay in shape?
BM- stay strict and have self discipline one your self diet. workout is a MUST stay active
Q: BM how much can you bench press?? I just started so I can barely do 70 ://
BM- i stopped benching after almost snapping my shoulder. i just do flat bench and incline dumbbell presses now
Q: Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
BM: horse sized duck
Jiwoo : 100 duck sized horses… I’m scared of birds
Jseph : Horse sized duck
Somin : Horse sized duck