Ahn Hyung Seob From Produce 101 Season 2 Reveals He Practiced His Facial Expressions By Watching BTS, I.O.I, And VIXX
Yuehwa Entertainment trainee Ahn Hyung Seob from Produce 101 Season 2 captured the hearts of national producers with a sudden solo Pick Me performance and a cute rose performance in Oh Little Girl. In the beginning of the show, he went from D class to A class and took 16th place on the last episode.
After the show was over, Ahn Hyung Seob said in an interview with Herald POP, I think there isnt anything I can do about the sadness that comes after I finish a performance. I did my best in every performance, so I dont have any regrets. Im just sad that I wont have another chance to show the performances I practiced so hard for once the finale concert is over.
He picked his most memorable stage as Oh Little Girl, saying, PD Ahn Joon Young and producer Kiggen complimented me on my facial expressions when they saw my focus cam and rehearsal for Oh Little Girl. Thanks to that, I was able to gain confidence. I thought about what I could do to show myself despite the little screen time I was given, and I decided to make my last center part the killing part. I prepared a rose performance, which is something that hadnt even been done in season one. I was thankful that many people gave a positive reaction to it.
Though he seems like a natural at making cute facial expressions, the truth is that it came with practice. Actually, up until last winter, I was told that I lacked in my facial expressions, so I looked at videos of I.O.Is Choi Yoojung, VIXXs N, and BTSs Jimin to practice [the expressions] in increments of nanoseconds. Doing that naturally brought out various facial expressions, and added, I want to stand out more.
In another interview with Biz Enter, Ahn Hyung Seob chose BTS as his role model. He said, When Im most tired, I listen to Never Mind and Tomorrow. I was really touched by the performances [for those songs.] Once, I wanted to look cool, so I turned on a video of Jimin performing and did 200 push-ups. Ha-ha.
Meanwhile, Ahn Hyung Seob was sure that he wanted to become a singer ever since he was in middle school. He explained, Whenever there was a festival at school, I always performed on stage. In my third year of middle school, I covered [SHINee] Taemins Danger and experienced a lot of popularity. Thanks to that, I was able to lead a happy school life. After receiving glances of respect from my peers and juniors through my performances, I decided to become a singer.