12:00 pm EDT, June 22, 2020

‘I-LAND’ blank interviews: Learn more about the 23 K-Pop trainees

Big Hit’s I-LAND doesn’t premiere until next week, but you can already start to get to know the trainees through their blank interviews!

If you haven’t heard of it, I-LAND is a brand new reality show from Big Hit Entertainment and Mnet. With the goal of forming a new boy group through the reality survival show.

Three years in the making, I-LAND will teach the trainees to live together, train, and perform. If they can survive the show, they might make it into Big Hit’s next group.

I-LAND will premiere on Friday June 26 at 11:00 P.M. KST/10:00 A.M. EST!

Related: I-LAND members: Meet the K-Pop trainees battling it out

‘I-LAND’ blank interview #1:

The first round of blank interviews featured: Daniel (다니엘), Sunghoon (박성훈), EJ (변의주), Jungwon (양정원), Geonu (이건우), and Youngbin (이영빈).

Daniel (다니엘)

If I compare myself to an animal: I would be a deer

What I am most scared of is: People

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: Teun teuni (Healthy), That’s what my mother called me before I was born

If I am a wizard: I want to make the world a peaceful place, If I could do that…

If I give a present for my best friend: I would give a finger heart

My favorite nursery rhyme is: “Three Little Bears”

If I choose one song that can represent myself: A song that can represent me…DEAN sunbaenim…Artist DEAN’s “Instagram”

I would be (blank) in 10 years: A worldwide artist

Sunghoon (박성훈)

If I compare myself to an animal: Umm…A penguin?

What I am most scared of is: I’m most scared of failing

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Careful..? I’m careful

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: Ice boy… yeah

If I am a wizard: I want to ride a broom and fly in the sky

My favorite nursery rhyme is: “Dad, Cheer Up!”

I would be (blank) in 10 years: A talented artist

EJ (변의주)

If I compare myself to an animal: Sloth

What I am most scared of is: Insects

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: One word? “GOOD”!

If I am a wizard: I want to teleport!

If I give a present for my best friend: Umm…I would give my heart

My favorite nursery rhyme is: Plop plop I throw a stone~ I won’t let my sister know~

I would be (blank) in 10 years: 29 years old

Jungwon (양정원)

If I compare myself to an animal: I would be a monkey

What I am most scared of is: Losing trust in myself

If I give a present for my best friend: I would give a gift certificate

My favorite nursery rhyme is: “Baby Shark”

If I choose one song that can represent myself: It would be “Permission”

I would be (blank) in 10 years: An artist that does music that he loves

Geonu (이건우)

If I compare myself to an animal: A seal

What I am most scared of is: Having bad health

I recently bought: Hmm… what did I buy, red underwear

If I am a wizard: I want to plant peace in everyone’s hearts

My favorite nursery rhyme is: My favorite nursery rhyme is “Carrot Song”

If I choose one song that can represent myself: It would be “Broken Record”

I would be (blank) in 10 years: A successful global Idol, Boy group member

Youngbin (이영빈)

If I compare myself to an animal: A llama, I have pretty big eyes, so…

What I am most scared of is: Flies, A fly almost got in my ear once…

I recently bought: Clothes and shoes, I bought some for I-LAND

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: Young bean, because my name is Youngbin

If I am a wizard: I want to see my family

My favorite nursery rhyme is: I don’t have one haha

I would be (blank) in 10 years: A world-class artist

‘I-LAND’ blank interview #2:

The second round of blank interviews featured: Sunoo (김선우), Yoonwon (김윤원), Taeyong (김태용), Sungchul (노성철), Nicholas (니콜라스), and Ni-Ki (니키).

Sunoo (김선우)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Bright and energetic

If I had to eat only one food: I would eat tteokbokki, (Tteokbokki) is so good

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: I want to buy land. Yeah, land..a house.

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: Umm… I would give money

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: I want to eat yogurt flavored ice cream

If I choose one song that can represent myself, it would be: “LALALILALA” I mean..yeah! I don’t know

Yoonwon (김윤원)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Fiery?

If I compare myself to an animal, I would be: A rabbit

What I am most scared of is: Insects, definitely insects. I hate them…

If I had to eat only one food: Rice? That’s all I need

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: Macarons? I’d like to buy some macarons

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: Food? Something sweet I guess

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: Mint chocolate flavor! I love mint chocolate!

If I choose one song that can represent myself, it would be: Billie Eilish’s “Bellyache”

Taeyong (김태용)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Positive

If I compare myself to an animal, I would be: Umm…A dog? Haha Because they’re… cute…

If I had to eat only one food: I would eat sashimi!

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: A studio to create music

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: I would give…shoes. No, shoes? I would give a watch

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: Chocolate? No cheese flavored

If I choose one song that can represent myself, it would be: “The Dream of a Freshwater Eel”!

Sungchul (노성철)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: A bright… kid

If I compare myself to an animal, I would be: A cheetah

If I had to eat only one food: I would eat chicken

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: I want to buy a house

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: I would give something that my friend wants

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: I want to eat green tea flavored ice cream

I can most confidently sing: Paul Kim sunbaenim’s…”Rain”

Nicholas (니콜라스)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Chill

What I am most scared of is: Family… got hurt

If I had to eat only one food: Cereal?

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: A house?

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: A car

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: Mango vanilla-flavored ice cream

I can most confidently sing: “The Sound of Music” song?

Ni-Ki (니키)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Umm…dance?

If I had to eat only one food: I would eat dumplings

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: I want to buy a house

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: I want to go to an amusement park together

I want to eat (blank) flavored ice cream now: I want to have chocolate-flavored ice cream

I can most confidently sing: A song called “Youth”

‘I-LAND’ blank interview #3:

The third round of blank interviews featured: Heeseung (이희승), Jaebom (정재범), Kyungmin (조경민), Jay (제이), Jake (제이크), and Seon (최세온).

Heeseung (이희승)

My favorite sport is: Basketball

My soul food is: Ramyeon. I first had ramyeon at my aunt’s house when I was in elementary school. And still… I have ramyeon at least 3 times a week

I need (blank) when I sleep: It looks like a sausage… It’s a pillow that I can hug, that’s what I need

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: A child pretending to be a grown-up

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: An americano gifticon

My favorite nursery rhyme is: “Television,” The melod line is fun

Jaebom (정재범)

My favorite sport is: Jump rope!

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: Prince!

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: A very~ long heartfelt letter! And a gift!

I can most confidently sing: Justin Bieber’s “As long as you love me”

Kyungmin (조경민)

My favorite sport is: Table tennis

My soul food is: Lobster

I need (blank) when I sleep: my phone when I sleep

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: Hamster, it would be hamster

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: I would give a heartfelt letter

I can most confidently sing: Lauv’s “I like me better”

My favorite nursery rhyme is: …shark? Umm… Shark. (Baby) Shark.

Jay (제이)

My favorite sport is: Badminton

If I compare myself to an animal, I would be: I’m an only child so I love to meet people. 
I get really excited around people. So ever since I was a kid people said to me “You’re like a puppy”.

I can most confidently sing: Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out loud”

My favorite nursery rhyme is: Teddy bear… Three brothers? (“Three Little Bears”?)

Jake (제이크)

My favorite sport is: Soccer

My soul food is: Umm…chicken

I need (blank) when I sleep: A comfortable pillow, I need a nice pillow

If I give a present for my best friend, I would give: A hand-written letter, 
I would write a hand-written letter

Seon (최세온)

My favorite sport is: Umm…badminton

If I compare myself to an animal, I would be: My mother dreamt of a rabbit before she had me 
so, a rabbit

My soul food is: My soul food is soy sauce marinated crab!

I need (blank) when I sleep: I need a pillow that I can hug

I can most confidently sing: Everything I sing sounds pretty good…GOT7 sunbaenim’s “Lullaby”

My favorite nursery rhyme is: Peep peep~ Oh!! Pororo! I love having fun~

‘I-LAND’ blank interview #4:

The fourth (and final) round of blank interviews featured: Jaeho (최재호), Jimin (추지민), K (케이), Ta-Ki (타키), and Hanbin (한빈).

Jaeho (최재호)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Wings!

My favorite sport is: Badminton

I need (blank) when I sleep: A pillow to hug! I always need a pillow to hug

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: There’s nothing I really want… Oh clothes! I want to buy clothes

If I can be a character from a movie, I want to be: I wanna be Leonardo DiCaprio

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: “Ho-mungi”, that’s my nickname from now on

I can most confidently sing: Justin Bieber sunbaenim’s “Purpose”

Music genre that I want to try is: Jazz

Jimin (추지민)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: “임기응변갑” (Great at adapting to circumstances)

My favorite sport is: Running

I need (blank) when I sleep: A big pillow

If I can be a character from a movie, I want to be: I want to be the most popular and cool main character

If I give myself a nickname, it would be: “Charming boy”

If I am a wizard, I want to: As a wizard I would like to make money

I can most confidently sing: Umm… offonoff sunbaenim’s “Boy”

Music genre that I want to try is: Hip-hop

K (케이)

If I explain myself in one word, it would be: Tough … that sort of style

My favorite sport is: I like… marathons

I need (blank) when I sleep: Before I go to bed I always do some stretching so I need a stretching mat

If I can be a character from a movie, I want to be: A hero… I wanna be a hero

If I am a wizard, I want to: Eat all the food I like whenever I want

Music genre that I want to try is: Hip-hop…rap

Ta-Ki (타키)

My favorite sport is: I like badminton

I need (blank) when I sleep: Back in Japan I had a doll with me I need it (to sleep)

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: I want to buy a doll

If I can be a character from a movie, I want to be: I love Iron Man, so that’s who I want to be

Music genre that I want to try is: K-Pop

Hanbin (한빈)

My favorite sport is: Badminton

I need (blank) when I sleep: Umm… Brushing teeth…?

If I win a lottery, I want to buy: A phone… ha ha ha

If I can be a character from a movie, I want to be: Aladdin?

I can most confidently sing: You and me, our dream I-LAND~

Music genre that I want to try is: Umm…pop? Rap?

You can learn more about I-LAND on Weverse!

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