Since its first season in 2009, Superstar K has become Asia’s largest and most popular audition program. Last season, Superstar K4 reached over 2 million applicants. The show has discovered artists such as Seo In Guk, Huh Gak, Ulala Session, Busker Busker and Roy Kim.
Much to the excitement of applicants, CJ E&M has announced that its music channel Mnet has opened up applications for the audition. Now in its 5th season, Superstar K has decided to take its auditions global- anyone around the world can apply for Superstar K5 simply by installing the mobile application “Mnet Star” OR you can upload a video clip/ recording file of yourself singing on Mnet’s official global website ‘M Wave’. This year, global auditions will be held in the US (Los Angeles, NewYork, and Boston) and Vancouver, Canada. Regional preliminaries will be held from April to July and the first episode of Superstar K5 is scheduled to be broadcast in August.
Check out the teaser below and find out more info on the M Wave website.
Since we love our readers, we decided that instead of giving you just one Daily S.H.A.G. (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) we’d give you two. We bring you Yoshi and Peter Adrian Sudarso (yes, they’re brothers!) While we often see the Sudarso brothers with their shirt off (We’re not kidding- check out their youtube videos. You won’t be disappointed) the boys show us that they look just as good with a shirt on. With advertising like this, who wouldn’t want to purchase some Wong Fu merchandise? Click here to get your hands on your own Nice Guy Tee and brighten up your day by clicking on to see more pictures of the Sudarso bros:
You may know Kim Soo Hyun as Dream High’s Song SamDong. Well he’s certainly left behind the awkward country boy look for this Marie Claire photoshoot. Soo Hyun graced the streets of Paris with his bright fashion style. Click on to see more:
DEPT: Mind & Body
AUTHOR: Anna M. Park
ISSUE: Spring 2013
“According to the Family Sleep Institute, the typical adult requires between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to restore, rebalance and repair all that was depleted from our bodies during the day. To that end, Karin Shieh, co-founder of the online home goods company Crane & Canopy (craneandcanopy.com), offers some quick tips for the bedroom to maximize our sleep experience as we transition into warmer weather.”
After years of putting out heartwarming (and heartbreaking) videos, the boys of Wong Fu Productions find that they have run out of ideas. But don’t panic- Ted, Wes, and Phil decide to go on a camping trip to help stir up some ideas. The result? A flash back overload. See if you can put it all together:
Fans all over are excited that these two lovebirds are tying the knot after a three year relationship. With their wedding around the corner, Korean actors Park Sol Mi and Han Jae Suk are more than ready to show off their gorgeous wedding attire. Needless to say, these two make a gorgeous Bride and Groom. Click on to see the rest!
Dove released a “Real Beauty Sketches” Ad campaign which questioned whether or not women viewed themselves the way a stranger viewed them. Are we too hard on ourselves? Do we focus on the negative features?
Dove sent seven women to describe their facial features to an FBI-trained forensic artist so that he could sketch them. As expected, the women generally focused on qualities they pay the most attention to- the negative ones. Afterwards, a stranger was asked to describe the same person and the two separate portraits were hung side by side for comparison. The tagline for this ad campaign? ”You are more beautiful than you think.”
Two days ago, America was struck with horror when explosive blasts invaded what should have been a peaceful Boston marathon. The city was sent into chaos when the blast killed three individuals and injured well over 100 people. Among the three people who met their unforeseen death at the finish line of the marathon (location of the explosions) is Chinese graduate student, Lu Lingzi. The Chinese citizen was pursuing a Mathematics and Statistics degree at Boston University. Amidst the confusion of the explosions, Lingzi was originally reported missing -sending her friends and family members on a frantic hunt for her whereabouts. It was confirmed today that Lingzi was among those fatally harmed. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones and to everyone who has been affected by this horrific incident.
Recently, college student Rachel Rostad released her spoken word piece “A Letter to JK Rowling from Cho Chang” and as expected, she was bombarded with responses. Some argued angrily that she was being too harsh on Rowling and ignored Rowling’s very progressive points. Others argued that Rostad was merely calling attention to the bigger picture at hand.