JYJ revealed how much profit it will make from its JYJ fan expo.
With over 20,000 fans taking part in JYJ’s four-day long fan-oriented expo, many would have thought the trio and its agency would be making big bucks, but the agency revealed zero profit will be made from the expo.
JYJ’s ‘2012 JYJ Membership Week’ kicked off on June 28 at Seoul’s EC with some 15,000 Korean and 7,024 Japanese fans attending.
For the four-day long festivities, about 3.7 billion won was invested in by JYJ and its agency but has foregone any profits as C-Jes’ head, Baek Chang Joo revealed, “We eliminated the commercial aspect. Though we won’t get any profits right away we think of the money put in as an investment.”
He added, “If we were thinking about profits, this event would have not even entered our minds. But it’s not an event we created in the expectations of receiving anything. This is purely a ‘fan service’ that we thought of six months ago to return all the love JYJ has received so far.”
The expo will last until July 1 and includes fan meetings with JYJ’s members, chat session, photo exhibition and more.
We all know that JYJ′s Kim Jae Joong is pretty, but a small town in Thailand sees him a little differently.
A photo was revealed through an online community describing how a television program in Thailand, which deals with strange and mysterious phenomena, introduced a small town that believes in a goddess captured inside a small photo.
The catch? The ‘goddess’ in the picture turned out to be none other than Kim Jae Joong.
The picture of the k-pop star was randomly taken by a villager and since then, the ‘woman’ in the picture has been treated as a goddess who gives protection over the town. The townspeople carry the picture around their necks and even perform rites for their goddess.
The photo of Kim Jae Joong was actually taken when he sported platinum blond hair for an album.
Netizens, who saw the photos, commented, “He must really be beautiful to be mistaken to be a goddess instead of a god,” “And it turns out their goddess is actually a Korean man,” and “How devastated they’ll be when they find out who he really is.”
In the meantime, Kim Jae Joong is currently acting in the MBC drama, Time Slip Dr. Jin.
Popular idol group JYJ members Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong attended the opening event for the fan fair ‘JYJ Membership Week’ at the SETEC in Daechi-dong, Seoul on June 28th. JYJ member Park Yoochun was not able to attend the event due to an eye infection.
Some 3,700,000,000 KRW (about $3.2 million at press time) have been invested into the ‘JYJ Membership Week’ taking place in 3 exhibit halls of about 3,000 pyong in size (about 107,000 sq ft). There are holograms of the JYJ members, the stage outfits and personal items of the members, screen tunnels and more, truly plenty of experiences prepared for the fans.
Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong appeared very happy to provide the event for the fans and the excitement could really be felt in the atmosphere. There were many fans from overseas as well as Korea and some of the Japanese fans could be seen in the crowd in particular.
JYJ truly seem to be a group that strives to stay connected to the fans as made evident through their efforts and the fans are all the more appreciative of their favorite stars for it.
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