|Above and below is the amazing Maru, or as he's known by his|
real name, Lee Jae Jun. He was of course the pin up boy from
the now disbanded k-pop outfit C-Clown (2012-2015), a group
who's premature demise left many k-pop fans shocked.
Amazingly Maru joined C-Clown in 2012 aged only 14 and
he barely looks any different today. In fact many including
myself couldn't believe he was only 14 at that time as he looked
just as tall and big as the rest of the C-Clown members.
And so when the group broke up in 2015 Maru was nowhere
to be seen for at least a couple of years, recently emerging
in a hip-hop duo called 'Trei' with Chae Changhyun. Although
it would seem that they are now a trio as they've been joined
by Kim Jae Tun.
Below they can be seen in a behind the scenes video shoot
for their recent song 'Nike.' And you do wonder if by calling
it 'Nike' they were perhaps shrewdly after a tv commercial
spot. Some k-pop forum fans have been throwing up ideas for
their next video with suggestions like Addidas, Puma etc.
Interestingly I've not seen the boys of 'Trei' showing up on any
of the K-Pop tv shows that we now get in the U.K on
Arirang TV HD (Skt tv 522). From what I can see, most of
the three big shows, 'Simply K-Pop,' 'Pops in Seoul,' and 'After
School Club' have not given the boys any exposure. And yet
those three shows are often seen as testing ground for new
rookie K-Pop groups.
Last Friday's 'Simply K-Pop' show was a particularly good show
with some quite beautiful performers with the likes of 'Varsity,'
'Target,' (7 quite cute Asian twinks) and the rather gorgeous
Towards the end a female artist by the name of Gyeong Ree
came on to perform a song called Blue Moon. But what was interesting
was that she had a backing group of male dancers that were
very pretty but outrageously camp. There was no disguising
which side their bread was buttered on. And there
was I believing that Korean society seems to scorn blatant male
femininity on tv or in public, something more excepted in
Thailand and other parts of Asia.
Below: The beautiful Maru and Trei.
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Above: Now a threesome, TREI featuring (left) Kim Jae Tun, (center) Maru-Lee Jae Jun
and (right) Chae Chang Hyun.
|Maru gifs created by Angel Dongyoon|
|Below: A behind the scenes video of the making of the Nike video.|
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