Stray Kids‘ Changbin didn’t hesitate to create a romantic moment with member Bang Chan for a video thumbnail… but it wasn’t used.
In Stray Kids’ recent SKZ CODE episodes “Stray Food Fighter,” parts 1 and 2, the group participated in a cooking challenge. Each member took turns cooking as their other teammates gave them directions. In the end, they ate the food in a mukbang-style setting while the other members told them what to do.
To initiate the chaos, Changbin first told Lee Know to play the popular Pepero game with Seungmin. The game, for those unfamiliar, has two people eat from each end of the Pepero stick as they get closer.
While Lee Know seemed down to play, Seungmin quickly rejected the offer.
When it was Hyunjin’s turn, Changbin tried to rope the younger member into his plan by making sure that one Pepero remained by the time it was his turn. His goal was that the pair could later play the game.
So when it was finally Changbin’s turn, he excitedly called Hyunjin to play.
But Han had a better idea. He suggested that Bang Chan play with Changbin instead, as they were eating at the same time. The other members were quickly on board. The obedient leader complied readily with their shenanigans.
Hyunjin added that this clickbait material moment would be the thumbnail for the video. It seemed to invigorate Changbin, as the others suggested how to best go about it.
Bang Chan and Changbin held it together… for the most part.
And they finally got their thumbnail-worthy shot as the other members reacted from behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, the editors did not use the shot despite Changbin’s best efforts. Though the thumbnail that was chosen, featuring I.N, Changbin, and Felix, is still pretty cute.
It wasn’t the first time during the day that Changbin had tried to get the perfect thumbnail. During part 1 of “Stray Food Fighter,” Changbin tried to heat things up by asking Hyunjin to unbutton his shirt… for STAY, of course. You can read about it here!