On an episode of Mnet‘s ‘Wide Entertainment News‘ that aired on the 27th, the topic of who could be the next greatest MC to fill the shoes of legendary Kang Ho Dong was discussed.
The characteristics they were looking for were ‘cute’, ‘an insatiable appetite for meat’, ‘highly energetic’, ‘loved by all generations’, ‘speaks extremely well’, etc.
The celebrity at the top of the ‘high energy’ list? None other than Big Bang‘s maknae, Seungri. He was chosen for his intense vivacity, others on the list were Leessang‘s Gary, Seo In Young & comedian Park Myung Soo.
Seungri’s speaking abilities rivals Kang Ho Dong and he’s remarkably popular and even has his own sights on running a business. When he was a guest star on ‘Strong Heart‘, he made everyone on set explode in laughter as he spoke, and he and the rest of Big Bang are becoming increasingly popular not only in Korea but overseas as well, enough to be called the faces of this Hallyu wave. Seungri has plans to open an academy in Junrado, Gwangju, Daejun and even one in China.
In the ‘cute’ category, Kim Hyun Joong and KARA‘s Kang Jiyoung were chosen, along with SNSD‘s Sunny and Jeon Hyun Moo. For the category of the next celebrity with potential to be adored by all generations, veteran MC Song Hae was chosen along with Eun Ji Won and singer Lee Seung Chul, as well as actor Song Sae Byuk.
As for celebrities that can speak as well as Kang Ho Dong, Lee Wae Soo was chosen along with Kim Seo Hyung and Kim Sarang, as well as comedian Yoo Sae Yoon. For the category of best appetite for meat, actress Kim Tae Hee, Shin Minah, comedian Jung Hyung Don, and 2NE1‘s Park Bom were chosen.