During a recent livestream, NCT‘s Jaehyun made a reference to Olympic athlete Kim Yeon Koung and even got noticed by the volleyball star herself!
Jaehyun, Taeil, and Jungwoo did a VLIVE stream from their car. The three were discussing Jungwoo’s new role as MC on MBC’s Music Core when Jaehyun suddenly cheered him on by saying “Let’s do it, let’s do it, let’s do it! Leave no regrets!” Taeil and Jungwoo joined in and did the chant as well.
해보자 해보자 해보자 !
김연경 선수님 따라한건가 🤩 pic.twitter.com/LfHq3CkDYw
— 정재현.mp4 (@JaehyunV_mp4) August 16, 2021
This was in reference to something Kim Yeon Koung said to cheer on her team! As the former captain of the South Korean women’s national volleyball team, Kim went viral when she said this during their match against the Dominican Republic.
The Korean team was losing the set so Kim shouted this to raise morale once again. She even brought a news reporter to tears with her strength! Her team went on to win this match.
Both K-fans and international fans of Jaehyun posted the clip of him quoting Kim. One fan on Twitter was retweeted by Kim Yeon Koung herself!
It’s totally an honor to be noticed by the former national team captain herself and Kim certainly has fans among NCT! Hopefully this isn’t the last of interactions between the celebrities and fans can see them interact in person someday.