Saturday, July 21, 2012

[News] KARA's Nicole confesses she has a phobia on appearing on variety shows

KARA‘s Nicole made a surprising confession by revealing that she prefers to avoid appearing on variety programs.

Nicole participated as a guest on the July 21st broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Talk Show Do Dream‘, where she revealed, “I have a phobia of variety programs.”

“I still lack fluency in my Korean, so I have this phobia of appearing on variety shows. I also have a phobia of appearing on Japanese programs ever since we began promotions in Japan two years ago.”
She continued, “I worry whether I’ll make a speech error and am also concerned that people may not understand what I’m saying, so I always end up not talking.”

Upon hearing her confession, fellow guest member Koo Ja Cheol, who is a professional South Korean soccer player, consoled the singer saying, “There’s no need to worry over such a thing. There’s a Japanese player in my team and I asked him about KARA. He told me, ‘They speak Japanese pretty well. It’s also cute when they make a mistake.”

Source & Image: XSports News via Nate
Taken from AllKpop

Kara’s Nicole Reveals Her Fear of Variety Programs 

On July 21, Kara‘s Nicole revealed her fear of variety programs on KBS 2TV’s talk show “Do Dream.”
Nicole explained, “I developed a phobia of variety programs in Korea because of my poor Korean. Then we started promoting in Japan two years ago. I started to have a fear of variety of programs in Japan as well because my Japanese was also not that good.”

She continued, “I started to speak less on variety programs because I didn’t want to make mistakes or be in a position where someone couldn’t understand what I said. To this, soccer player Koo Ja Chul said, “I don’t think you need to do that.  When I asked a Japanese athlete on the club team, he said, ‘They speak enough Japanese. Still, the mistakes they make occasionally are cute.”

Additionally, Nicole explained that her fear was exacerbated after Netizens lashed out on her in response to a story she had told about herself. In the anecdote, Nicole said she was in her teens and was at a bar.
Meanwhile, fellow member Gyuri was also a guest on the show.

Taken from Soompi



  1. Hwaiting Nicole!!
    Some people are so inconsiderate making comments about her language skills -.-
    Well they might know that she came from LA (a lot of AKP users don't know)
    They should keep their mouth shut if they don't have anything good to say :x

  2. It's not an easy thing learning other language. English is not my main language but I've been learning English since I was a kid and still it's not that so good. so I can imagine how difficult it is for her especially when Japanese and Korean languages has it's own writing/ character that is not alphabet. Beside some words have very closed sound but with different meanings. and by adding another stroke to korean/jap character will change it's meaning. isn't it difficult? So I think it's amazing that Nicole can master this language though not fully for her Jap.
    & me too I think it's cute when she makes mistakes. Conclusion : Nicori JJANG!