Eric Nam sat down with bnt International and was able to share more about his personal style as well as his early music career.
Q: Your pictorial shoot poses look extremely natural. It seems like you have a lot of experience.
In the past two years, I think had around four pictorial shoots. Maybe it’s because of my prior experience, I was able to channel a more comfortable vibe.
Q: How was the shoot today?
It was delightful. I’m actually the type to like pictorial shoots. I like it because I am able to show other faces, and try hairstyles and makeup looks that I would not normally wear.
Q: We heard that you’re normally very well dressed.
Thank you (laughing). The style you see me wear on set is usually dependent entirely on the stylist. But I dress myself when I’m going to the airport, or even my daily life. I prefer a comfortable and simple style.
Q: Looking up close, your skin looks great.
Honestly, if I have free time, I go to the dermatologist. I don’t have any special routine at home, except for being more thorough with washing my face. Depending on the weather, I moisturize with coconut oil before I sleep if my skin is dry. When you wake up the next morning, you skin will be well-hydrated. There also seems to be no problem areas appearing.
Q: After meeting you in person, I can see why you have the nickname, “Sweet guy.” Tell me how you feel about the name.
I am really grateful (laughing). I think because I grew up in the States, I have different mannerisms ingrained in me, so people in Korea see me as someone with great manners. But sometimes, it just seems like I am really lucky.
Q: It’s said that you have a lot of girl fans due to your nice manners and smiling-eyes charm.
I don’t know if I have smiling-eyes. I feel that I don’t have charm when I brightly smile, but it makes me happy to hear that people do like my smile.
Q: Though you have been participating in a variety of activities, your profession is a singer. What opportunities did you have to achieve your dream?
I thought a lot about becoming a singer. However, I never thought I would ever be able to have this dream. First off, it’s hard to find any Asian artists, and secondly, Korea felt very distant to me even though I am Korean.
There was an SM audition near my church when I was in elementary school, so my friends and I auditioned for fun. I remember the representatives saying that I sang well, so they asked me to dance. I was dismissed, because I wasn’t able to dance. At the time, I didn’t really know the concept of idol singers.
Even after the audition, I felt that becoming a singer was a farfetched dream. However, I enjoyed singing and having other people hear my song. I uploaded videos on YouTube and received positive feedback.
The ironic part is that JYP watched the video and contacted me, but I rejected it. I rejected the offer because I was worried, but I also wanted to experience school to the fullest.
Q: A message you want to leave for your fans.
I want them to know that I am always grateful. I am hoping and planning to have a concert. The exact date is up in the air, but I want to have an intimate moment with my fans.
Source: BNT News