Shin Won Ho Makes His Idol Debut with Cross Gene

Everyone knows I don’t do K-pop (or any pop for that matter). I’m a drama girl, and my knowledge of music comes from a love of the sound rather than the people who sing it. So a boybander can fall from the sky and land on top of me and I would have no clue who he is and which of the bajillion K-pop groups he belongs to. That is, unless he’s an actor as well and I love him. Case in point – Shin Won Ho, my cutest little boy wonder. I knew he was also a debuting idol but I’ve tried to avoid seeing him in that light, because I really don’t understand the fascination with cookie-cutter boybanders all doing synchronized dance moves. But Shin’s group Cross Gene debuted last week and is apparently a hit (so far). I find the name alright until I realized it was meant to symbolize the crossing of genes from various Asian countries since the group includes members from Japan and China as well. Ergh, have these people never seen The Fly? Crossing genes is icky and gross, and would not produce a cutie pie like my baby Shin. Anyhoo, have some pictures and MVs of the group performing, and feel free to add them to your K-pop roster. All I know is that Shin looks delightfully awkward as an idol all singing and dancing, and I’m looking forward to liberating him from this career and steering him into acting full time. Continue reading