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`Dancing Queen` Bin Releases Debut Album

Posted August. 03, 2003 21:58,   


“I want to do as many things as I can. I am an ambitious person.” 20-year-old Bin, who is better known as her nickname `dancing around 24 hours,` replied boldly when asked whether she wanted to become a singer or a TV actress.

She made her TV debut as a member of the female trio `Luv` in 2002. But she began to steal the spotlight appearing as a repeated guest star at MBC show program `Cupid Date`, boasting her stylish dance. Now she wants to become an entertainer who can sing songs as well as act.

Bin is a young-generation star rather than a traditional beauty. She talks and acts straightforward and even boldly. “It was a part of promotional plan for `Luv,` then I began to steal the spotlight. I felt sorry for the rest of team members, but I had to do my best since there was nothing I could do about it.”

Having released a dance video recently, she is set to make her singing debut in August. The debut album will include songs titled `Love Somebody` and `Lips.`

She was a rhythmical gymnastics player when she was in primary school. She even won a medal at a nationwide competition, in fact. This must be why she is such a good dancer, moving her body flexibly.

She boasts her dancing skills at the dance video, showing how to dance `Taebo Dance,` which combines jazz, Taekwondo, boxing and aerobics, `Belly Dance,` `Latin Dance` and `Hip hop Dance.` Her video is entertaining as well as being a diet practice video.

“Although you cannot dance as well as professional dancers, you can feel relaxed by dancing to the beat in front of TV. It is also good for your body.”

Bin appeared at MBC sitcom `Nonstop III` and TV series `My Better Half.` She will play a rival to actress Gong Hyo-jin at a new series `Let`s Go to School, Sang-doo,` as a love interest of Sang-doo played by singer Rain.

“I had hard times acting since I hardly knew about sitcoms and dramas,” said Bin, adding she want to become a versatile actress who can play various roles on TV and screen.

Seung-Hoon Cheon raphy@donga.com