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A Jung "U-Know" Yunho Fact (The Different Faces Of U-Know Yunho) ^_^

***This is a piece of writing about Yunho that was done by oai_huong_tim from yeuamnhac. She's an excellent writer and translator (who I have endless respect for.) This piece is more like a combination of facts she gathered and her own opinion.

Family and Childhood
Jung Yunho was born in a very well off family in Gwangju. His grandpa, his dad and his uncle were all inspectors/prosecutors(??)

Even when he was in 1st grade, Yunho repeatedly was placed as head of class and this was heavily influenced by the way his dad taught him. Yunho said "because I'm a male my dad is extremely strict toward me. When I was young he taught me how a male should behave. If I show weakness or cry, I'll be punished. Because my dad and my uncle all graduated from law, my childhood dream was to become a inspector/prosecutor(??)."

Yunho's parents were classmates since elementary and their relationship was very good. (I read about Yunho's parents competing against each other until college when they finally realized their feelings for each other.) Yunho really respects his father. In Yunho's eyes, he is a man of all man, a man who deserves utmost respect. And that is exactly why his biggest dream is to make DBSK a very successful band and also be a man of all man like his dad. Studying Aikido was also one way to follow his dad's footstep. Mr. Jung was an expert in Aikido. Yunho himself also won 3rd prize for an International competition proving his competence in Aikido.

Yunho had a fairly carefree childhood. That was until his family financial status was heavily affected by the major economical break down all over Asia when he was around 14-15. Around the time when he was in middle school, Yunho started to work various jobs to help family out with his earnings.

And also during this time he was attracted by the art of dancing which became his forever passion. During the screening of SM, Yunho's friend secretly signed up for him. The result was that Yunho participated and won 1st place in the competition. This was his first step into SM.

Self and Talent/Ability: Jung Yunho - Loving individual or Fearful person?

Fearful person
Many people came to the conclusion that Yunho is a very opportunistic person. In other words, he has a good head on his shoulder, very intelligent.

It is only natural. Being a person working in Showbiz if one is not crafty/cunning and smart it's very hard to survive in the industry for a long time. Furthermore, Yunho himself is a leader so he has quite a bit of responsibilities to carry on his shoulder. And maybe that's why though he's still young, he's very mature.

This is what others said about Yunho: "Yunho is an individual with a depth and he's very hard to grasp. This person is amazingly capable. Be it in work or public speaking, he's extremely well verse and never seemed to make mistakes. You can say he's a opportunist but not to the extreme. He's one who knows himself and knows others. If others don't provoke him, he won't provoke others. However when his face turns moody/dark he looks very scary and no one ever wants to bother him. The rare thing is eventhough he's being loved, he never shows arrogance nor step on others to go beyond. He treats everyone very well and in all fairness. In SM, his relationship with higher ups, staff or interns are all very good that no one could have done better. Other than big brother/sister like Kangta and Boa, you can say that Yunho is the next one that is very much loved by SM. He's an important individual with potential to be trained and developed by the company. Loved by higher-ups, respected by others, needless to say he's a formidable foe for many.

Born to be a leader.
In Korean showbiz, there's an underground rule. In a band, the oldest would automatically be the leader regardless whether or not that person is capable of being one. This certainly is one thing that affects the growth of the group as a whole. DBSK is an exception. Many said if Yunho is not the leader of DBSK, it would be hard for the group to be as successful as they are now. As a member, Junsu once said "If there's no Yunho hyung, DBSK now doesn't exist."

He always knows how to catch a good opportunity. When on stage, he's able to grasp and control the atmosphere, know the right time to act in a right manner, is talented in public speaking and possesses an ability to pacify surrounding relationships extremely well. Indeed Yunho especially was born to lead, to be a leader.

Someone did ask the question why the leader is not Jaejoong, who is the oldest of the group? The answer from an intern was: "If you ever witness Yunho getting mad and you would understand why he's the leader." The word to describe him is: "ultimately bad ass." (Ok I took the liberty to use this term.) Yunho when angry and when whining like a baby are two totally different people.
Jaejoong himself when was asked about this also said "Yunho is more suitable to be the leader than me."

A genius at public relations
His ability in public speaking and the talent to respond in certain situation have impressed quite a few. In every circumstances he could always be able to respond very calmly and creatively. When answers in an interview even with very difficult questions, he always manages to answer it in an articulate manner and would never offend others while not revealing unnecessary details.

One of the examples is when he was asked "In DBSK, is there any real couple?" This is a very senstive question. Yunho calmly answered the question by going on and going for almost 2 minutes, and after he was done everyone clapped in unison. His whole answer did not directly say yes or no so obviously he completely didn't answer the question. Even so the audience didn't have the feeling that he purposely steered the topic toward another direction.

That is because Yunho has a very serious attitude and always respects others when answers questions. This gives others the feeling that they're being respected: "So you're very serious and you do pay attention to my question."

Dancing ability
This is a comment about Yunho's dancing from a reporter after watching DBSK performed 3 songs in Jung ban Hap:
"When directly watched the performance, DBSK's ability to express on stage totally surpassed their performance 2 years ago. It was very exciting. Honestly, I've never been a DBSK fan however after watching them perform those 3 songs, I was really moved. Yunho's ability to dance really almost raised to a perfect level. Every little details and coordinating movements between members worked out perfectly on stage. It made me realize why they're so popular as they are now. Many artists performed but couldn't attract the audience. DBSK on the other when on stage they have a very overwhelming aura about them so even if you don't know them, you would still be completely attracted by them. I myself experienced it."

This is a comment from an audience who came to see DBSK in a concert/award show (somewhere I'm not sure)
"I like their ability to control their facial emotions and that is a special talent that Yunho possesses. There are many artists who dance very well but can't really attract viewers. That's because they don't care much about their facial emotions. So from the beginning to the end, there were no emotions expressed. Yunho on the other hand, when he danced his facial expressions totally flow together with his dance as one. He never looks forceful, always shows a very natural and can easily harmonize with the dance movements. Others don't have to understand the dance but if there's the additional emotional expressions, it's easier to connect the dance or song to the audience. And this is why Yunho as a dancer has a very overwhelming aura."

An experienced artist
You can say that Yunho was very popular from the beginning. His case is a rare one as even when he didn't even graduate, he already had his own site from fans (in Korea and China). Yunho himself is a artist with great professionalism.

He said: "Being an artist yourself means you have to bring the audience entertainment and laughter. For that reason whether being tired, whether being in pain I must show my audience a very happy face." That is why you would never see a sad Yunho on stage. Yunho will always be a happy in front of the audience.

Yunho is also very responsible, very hard on himself, and at the same time expecting others to give their all. A member of SM commented, "Yunho really is a very strict leader." He once witnessed Yunho "lectured" the member in the group. Besides one person the other 3 really respected and feared him, sat quietly listening to him. (I really want to know who that one person who didn't fear him as well. Jae umma perhaps?) Yunho himself admits that when the group was formed, he often lectured the members but now it's getting better.

A leader that wholeheartedly cares for his members
Yunho is a person who loves and treasures his own group. He said besides his family/loved ones, his four members are ones he wants to protect the most. When DBSK was rumored to change a member (Jae), Yunho declared "I will not allow any member to leave."

Yunho mentioned he likes number 5 because DBSK has 5 members. Being a person who's very easy going with fans but if fans behave rudely and affects the members in the group, Yunho would be very angry. He wouldn't mind turning against others to protect his members. Yunho said: "Being a leader, I love my members. I hope we DBSK will always be able to overcome any difficulty together. Only when all five of us are together, that is when we feel the happiest."

When a member is sick, Yunho knows how to care for them. When they participate in a program and his members are also on it, Yunho will always pay attention to them, always there to help, to defend them if need be.

Others said if there is only one bottle of water, Yunho would let the members drink first. Every time when the manager bought lunch he would always let others choose first and he would be the last to choose.

A man who loves his hometown
When he participated King's man he had to play the twisted tongue game and was being teased by the host for his hometown accent. However after he read his part the first thing he said was "There's nothing embarrassing about having an accent." With such pride and confident, his hometown seemed like the world to him.

When the group had to write out wish for the new year, everyone was being very realistic about their own wish. Yunho on the other hand wished that North and South Korean will unite. (No Yunho you don't want that.)

A diplomatic and polite person
A reporter has the following conclusion about Yunho: "Honestly, in all of the DBSK members I've met, Yunho is the most polite kid, sweetest, also a very hard working member, and always care for people around him. His great strength is that he always sees others before him. Even when seeing someone whom he met only once, he would come up and say hello. This is a simple thing but it is not something that everyone can do or want to do."

Fans have witnessed before when he brought his sick self to perform on stage, Yunho still bowed and greeted his "big brother/sisters" in the circle, one by one. In total he had to bow up and down 18 times. In July last year when his leg was injured and while at filming site, fans witnessed Yunho dragged his painful foot and bowed up and down to each of the staff, not missing a single one. This past November when he participated in the concert (somewhere) and about to leave, Yunho kept bowing to the staffing thanking them.

Korea is a country that emphasizes respect and manners and in particular for Yunho this is shown very clearly. Being polite to others is something that was imprinted into his very being. His manners and respect don't discriminate. It is for everyone. This is one thing that makes others respect him when they meet him.

A man with great endurance
Yunho said this about himself: "It's not that I'm strong but I have to be strong. When I was young, I was a kid with good patience."

Besides the fairly nice childhood, Yunho also experienced lots of hardship growing up. He himself had to leave home and came to Seoul to work and study at the same time. At times he had to sleep at/under the train station, picked aluminum cans, doing heavy manual labors for construction sites among other things. A young man at 20 calmly told others about his past of picking cans, sleepin on the street, and still smiling "as if he was advertising himself..." Who would ever know behind that calm smile what kind of hardship he had to face?

Even after becoming popular, Yunho still have to endure injuries, broken leg, stomachache, etc.. but in front others he would always looks strong and smile.

Even when he was happy he would still have to control himself. When received Best Artist in 2005, all members cried. Yunho being the leader had to remain calm and gave the speech. Not until he went behind stage that he hold onto Jaejoong and cried more than anyone. This year when he received the award he had to hold off his emotion, biting on his fingers.

A loving 20 years old lad
Most 20 years old are still immature. If someone already matured, they would loose the loving image. However Yunho though very mature, he still retains his loving and childish image. Behind the expected mature self, there's still the image of the young lad of 20.

Yunho can be very childish at times. When participating in certain programs and was complimented or defended by others he would smile like a little kid. He often whines like a baby as well.

Yunho sometimes blows up his cheeks which makes his face look like a Chinese bun and that's where the nick name of Chinese bun for him coming from. On occasions, he would space out, giving a really silly look.

Yunho is especially good at "borrowing" things from others. His piggy bank of coins is one good example of what he usually "borrows". And then there are the b-day presents. Once the reporter wanted Yunho to tell the members in front of the camera what he wants for his b-day. This is what he said "Junsu, remember last time I gave you an outfit? Jaejoong, remember last time I gave you socks and towel? Changmin, remember last time I treated you food? Yoochun, remember last time I gave you a pair of shoes... I really don't want anyone to give me anything...really."

A reporter from COOL talked about Yunho when he was a rapper for Dana:

"My first impression of Yunho was that of a bright young male with a tender manliness. His eyes were very pure, honest and he possessed attributes that would attract females. After the interview, I realized that not only his appearance was attractive but his thought process was just as wonderful as those true mature males any Korean would talk about. His interest and passion, sometimes he could be a little embarrassed, a good attitude that respected fans, being responsible and confident in his own talent and ability, being polite and respected elders, together with determination to succeed and followed wonderful things... These were the things that attracted others to Yunho."

***Though this piece of writing is very inclined I have to admit Yunho is indeed a very talented and capable individual. When I watched Yunho on YSMM, I thought he was very good in the way he talked about himself. When talking about his man breasts he sounded serious, natural and comfortable and at the same time he also expressed the kind of shy and cuteness that others have to adore him. When he had to tell the story about his hard experience growing up he was talking calmly that it felt comfortable and natural as if he didn't really have a hard time. He tackled these two sensitive issues with ease and answered it in ways that left the audience and the host feeling very comfortable. This shows great consideration on his part.

Credit : From soompi"
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Posted 4/27/08
wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................i got to know YUNHO better now!!!!..hehehe.."i will not allow any member to leave",....what a leader!!!
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Posted 4/27/08
thanks for posting this, it made my day!

Yunho has always been my fav. member. It was because of him that i got interested enough to find out about TVXQ. I can never really put into words about my impression of him & what was written above really does spells it out.

He is always so good at hidding his own feelings (being hurt or sick) & composed; which is why i usually pays more attention to him when he is goofing around with the members. Somehow those moments are more 'real' - plus i don't want him to loose that childish side. Being able to have fun in work & life is what makes u go on.

i remember the interview about couplings. He was so good at answering the question without really answering it!
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