He is growing into a mature man, Changmin’s ‘present’ is bright and eye-catching.
When he took off his jacket upon his arrival in the studio, the exposure of his well-trained shoulder astounded all who saw him. Previously, the smoothness of line which stretched from his neck to shoulder reminiscent of an elegant little deer, now they seems to be full of power. When we said about last time, in fact it was merely a year, or one and a half year ago.
‘I started to go to gym since one year ago. Not only my muscles are trained, I become healthier too. I felt inferior last time for being too thin. I want to look manlier and smarter when I wear clothes, that’s why I ended up in doing gym.’
The chances of having to stand in front of a camera increase when working as a model. The height of 188cm indeed is a weapon which can fit in perfectly in any kind of outfit. However he still feel a bit difficult when he has to perform his solo activities. Nonetheless, the youngest who felt carefree when he was surrounded by his elder brothers in Tohoshinki before, is completely different from Changmin who is standing in front of me now. He used to feel embarrased when he heard his stage name --“Choi Kang = Max” when he debut, but he get used to it now. However when he was praised by the others that he is ‘very sexy’, he still can’t get rid of the shyness which belongs to a 22 year old youth, ‘If I was told like that, I will feel stressed and embarrassed’
‘Recently I attend vocal and dance classes, I can feel my limit when I practise more, so I become impatience. However when I think of it in the opposite way, this means that I still have rooms for improvement in the future. Therefore it can be concluded that the pressure and joy are coexist. ------- I like to force myself? Perhaps.’
Having to start working in an environment surrounded by adults since 15 years old, I am aware of ‘I am an adult’. Now, I have really becoming one ------- Changmin who said like this, knew clearly that there’s still a child-like part which remains in him.
His silhouette which wavers in between a man and boy, is like a beautiful winding coastline. One moment it is a serene stream which formed by merging of waves that surged to the shore, next it is a cape which emerges sharply from sea. His figure of wavering, is coruscating when reflects in the eyes of older women.
‘My favourite colour is purple, it is an ambiguous colour which has shade in between dull and bright. I always feel that there’s overlap between the wisdom and responsibility in an adult. When you become an adult, you are allowed to do things such as smoking and drinking, which are prohibited in children. In contrary, you have to be responsible for yourself too. Up till now, no matter what I have done, my teachers and parents will criticize me. This is because they are protecting me. Now that I have to do the same too, to protect someone.’
‘Now I have started to hear about the news of my friends’ marriage at this age. So I have yearnings for it too. My personal dream is to build a warm family and become a man who can protect it. I have started to prepare it now.’ Changmin said sincerely.
‘External beauty and the gentle manner, they are definitely not defined as the real handsome. In my opinion, a real sexy man has to be honest, and with strong will. This goes the same for women, sexy is not defined by how much skin she bares. (laughs) Let it be household chores or work, if a lady can has her own things done properly, she looks sexy to me.’
When asked about his ideal type of girl, pure, cheerful and lovely, with good cooking skill... he became so greedy, and was shocked by his own greed. Moreover, while he was laughing over his honesty, he revealed frankly that there are many outstanding girls. When giving out the examples, he mentioned about British actress Emma Watson, Aragaki Yui and other artists from the same generation.
‘I love RYO too.’ (Mitsui Kanna in Code Blue). His last answer really suprised everyone. ‘The doctor which she acted In Code Blue has left a deep impression on me. The pure heart which is hidden under her tough and calm appearance, and the hidden passion and tenderness which can’t be expressed perfectly. These characters are similar to how Changmin thinks of himself. The person who faces the same direction as him, having the same weakness meanwhile as tough as him, perhaps are the reasons that attract Changmin.
‘For fans, I don’t want to become an absolute existence in their lives. I don’t want them to spend their lives desperately on me. To say it in an extreme way, it is alright even if you guys do not show me your support, I just want you to live your own life well. And take note of my activities occasionally. I will be the happiest if you treat my existence as nutritional supplements.’
Naive smile, sorrow, depression, and other challenging expressions. Those numerous delicate feelings which are hidden beneath, drew the fans closer, and add colour to the daily life. The dream of becoming ‘an artist who can express various feelings’ has been partially fulfilled. This is because for him who lives in the adult world, he could never put an end to experience various type of feelings, and of course including love life.
‘When shooting for sexy photos, I will remember the love relationship that I used to have. It comes up spontaneously (laughs) If compared to a normal person, I have less chances to fall into a relationship. However I still want to get involved in a love relationship. Since I need to express my feelings during work, to be in love is absolutely essential for me.’
Recently he read a romance novel entitled ‘Goodbye, someday’. The main character is a well-behaved youth who met his predestined love one day. And starting from there, he goes through the journey of depression, sorrow and fanaticism which he has never experienced it before and slowly gains understanding from it. Changmin who finds himself in a similar situation as the main lead, perhaps, will meet his predestined love some day.
Born in 1988 in Seoul, Korea. Debut as a member of DBSK in 2004. His perfect poportionate height and handsome appearance, as well as the strong and powerful high notes and vocal skill, are determined for his high popularity. His debut drama ‘Paradise Ranch’ is scheduled to be released in Korea in January 2011.