When the SBS variety show was broadcast on September 27th, Jessi appeared as a special MC as a guest. After the MCs introduced Jessi to the celebrity mothers group, Kim Jong Kook’s mom excitedly mentioned that she had met her before.
“We met in a hairdressing salon years ago,” said Kim Jong Kook’s mother, praising the singer for her friendly and respectful manner. “At the time, I didn’t know who Jessi was, but she immediately got up to greet me and asked me: “You’re Jong Kook’s mother, aren’t you? “
Jessi praised Kim Jong Kook, revealing, “I know Jong Kook very well and he’s such a perfect guy. Jong Kook is the guy I like. He’s very manly and he doesn’t care about his looks. That’s the guy that I like. “
However, Jessi added that he had a serious flaw. “He just trains,” she complained. Seo Jang Hoon pointed out that Kim had told Jong Kook that he might be willing to cut his time at the gym if he finds someone he likes, but Jessi disagreed, stating, “He’s been working like this for over 20 years. Now it’s a habit [he won’t be able to fix]. ”
“But he’s absolutely my type in terms of looks and personality,” she continued.
Seo Jang Hoon then asked Kim Jong Kook’s mother what she thought of Jessi as a daughter-in-law, to which she happily replied: “I would be delighted [to have her as a daughter-in-law]! ”
Later on the show, Jessi and the panelists discussed an important similarity between her and Kim Jong Kook: their inability to throw anything away. Kim Jong Kook’s mother said, “He even has things from 20 years ago” and Jessi replied, “I’m the same. Even if people tell me,” Throw that away; it’s broken. I just can’t bring myself to to do it. “
Jessi and Kim Jong Kook were also found to be similar in terms of frugality. “I will take home any snacks that are available in the locker room,” said Jessi. “I just feel like a waste not to do it. If there are handkerchiefs I take these home with me.” Seo Jang Hoon commented, “You have a lot in common with Jong Kook,” and Kim Jong Kook’s mother acknowledged that so was her son too.
Jessi commented, “Jong Kook is such a kind person. I bet he’s an obedient son and listens to his mother right? But people who are too similar shouldn’t date. “
However, when the MCs later asked her to name the actor she would marry if forced to make a choice, Jessi still chose Kim Jong Kook. “Considering looks, Kim Jong Kook,” she replied. “Because I can also talk to him in English. But I don’t think I actually want to meet him in real life. “
Still, she added with a laugh, “But don’t you think it would be nice if Jong Kook and I had a baby together?” Everyone on the set loved it immediately, and Kim Jong Kook’s mother laughed so hard she actually had to wipe away her tears when she nodded in agreement.
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