Wonho on Shirtlessness, Daydreams, and Instagram | Interview

We noticed peeks of this facet of Wonho amongst seven different guys whereas he was a member of Monsta X from 2015 to 2019 with a flash of his abs right here; a shirtless second there. Wonho rapidly turned recognized for having essentially the most enviable physique in Okay-pop. Even his friends had been mesmerized by his trim physique at award exhibits. Instead of shying away from this picture as a soloist, Wonho saved the momentum going, proving he is most assured when he isn’t, effectively, totally clothed. “I want to show myself like the real me, how I am on a daily basis and perform as myself on stage,” he explains. 

On a deeper degree, Wonho is not simply doing what makes him really feel finest — he is additionally doing what he believes is appropriate for everybody. “I feel a responsibility to fill the stage by myself,” Wonho reveals. If meaning doing so shirtless, so be it. 

After years of slipping on harnesses, stiff fits, and leather-based pants, Wonho’s uncovered solo aesthetic sometimes consists of mesh shirts, unzipped jackets, crop tops, and gauzy blouses left unbuttoned. Basically, so long as one thing is not too tight, cumbersome, or limiting, Wonho says he’ll put on it. “I don’t really like suits or anything that’s too dressy,” he admits. When I point out this can be his approach of translating his athleticism and ardour for understanding to his stage aesthetic, Wonho rapidly agrees. “I would say so,” he remarks.

Facing Minimalism 

The similar low-key look extends upward to Wonho’s pores and skin and hair, too. As we speak, Wonho always smiles so large that I might most likely see his molars if I actually wished to. His luminous complexion is freed from make-up and an intensive skin-care routine. When the latter comes up in our interview, Wonho tells me all he does to deal with his pores and skin is wash it and pat on toner. 

I’ve a tough time hiding my shock on the lack of moisturizer in his routine. I feel I want one to outlive. For some motive, he tells me he is jealous of that. That’s Wonho in a nutshell, although, when you ask me. Over the years of crossing paths with Wonho throughout his time with Monsta X, I seen he has this disarming consideration of the individuals round him. Wonho’s all the time paying consideration, even when you do not suppose he’s. But I digress. 

Wonho with magenta hair again in 2019

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