Mingyu and former SECRET member Jun Hyosung appeared as guests on the May 10 episode of the SBS variety show, where they received a warm welcome from the “Running Man” cast.
Shortly after the episode began, Yoo Jae Suk marveled at Mingyu’s appearance, commenting, “Wow, Mingyu is really handsome, though.” The other cast members immediately voiced their agreement, with Kim Jong Kook chiming in, “I know, right?”
Yoo Jae Suk went on to share that SEVENTEEN’s member reminded him of other famous idols from the past, remarking, “There’s history in Mingyu’s face. He reminds me a little of [H.O.T.’s ] Kangta.”
Ji Suk Jin added, “[He looks like Super Junior’s] Choi Siwon. He’s exactly that type.” The other members fervently agreed, with Lee Kwang Soo observing, “He has strong, well-defined features.”
The “Running Man” cast then asked Jun Hyosung for her opinion, and she agreed, “He totally has the SM [Entertainment] look.”
Later, Yoo Jae Suk mentioned that Mingyu and Kim Jongkook shared the same hometown of Anyang. He asked the idol, “Were there any famous stories or rumors about Kim Jong Kook back in Anyang?”
Mingyu replied, “Maybe legends from 10 years ago?”