Since becoming MCs of KBS‘s weekly Music Bank show, fans have fallen in love with the pairing of TXT‘s Soobin and OH MY GIRL‘s Arin. The duo is dubbed AKONG by taking the “Ah” from Arin’s name and the “Bin” in Soobin, which translates in Korean as “Kong.”
From their viral performance of “Dolphin” to their phenomenal chemistry, netizens can’t get enough of them each week!
The duo recently celebrated their first anniversary of being hosts and, to celebrate, they sat down and answered some questions about the past year. In particular, they were asked why they think fans and K-Pop idols love them so much.
For Arin, she thought that fans just loved the duo because of their personalities being bubbly and lively during every show. There is no denying that for many, switching on and seeing the pairs smiling faces brings brightness to K-Pop fan’s lives.
Throughout the shows, Arin and Soobin always seem to be laughing and having a great time, which means viewers enjoy themselves.
When it was Soobin’s turn, he looked at the feedback from the other artists who they have interviewed, including the likes of Jessi and BTOB’s Minhyuk, who just seem to fall in love with the two as much as fans have.
When we hear reviews from artists we interview, they always say interviewing us makes them good or want to pull a prank on us. Also, it makes them fun, not tense.
— TXT’s Soobin
Soobin also added that he thinks that the duo’s charm is that they bring a sense of comfort to both idols and fans watching, which is hard to disagree with.
Although there have been rumors about Music Bank getting new hosts, many fans hope their contracts will be renewed because they can’t get enough AKONG and their fantastic chemistry! You can watch the whole interview below.