10.01.10 [dkpopnews] G.Na: “Rain’s like a family friend”

Korean singer G.NA does not find Rain sexy at all as her idols are model-actors Daniel Henney and Dennis O’Neil

Who: Canadian-Korean singer G.NA. Born in Surrey, British Columbia, and raised there. Her real name is Choi Gina

Age: 23

Background: Choi was originally set to debut three years ago in a girl group, with other members such as Kim Yu Bin (who would later find fame with Wonder Girls) and Kim Yu Jin (better known as After School’s UEE). The group disbanded in 2007 after their talent agency ran into financial difficulties.

Restyled as G.NA, the K-pop and R&B singer made her debut in South Korea earlier this year. Her duet with Rain, Things I Want To Do When I Have A Lover, was released on July 5.

She was in town on Wednesday to promote her first five-track mini album, Draw G’s First Breath.

Sell us your album in 20 words or less.

‘There are different genres in my album, including fast songs and slow ballads, making it stand out from the rest.’

You worked with Rain in your slow track, Things I Want to Do When I Have A Lover. What was it like working with him?

‘It was an amazing experience. When I first found out about it, I thought it was a joke and kept asking if it was for real. It was exciting, fun and nerve-racking at the same time.’

Is Rain the sexiest man you have worked with? If not, who do you think is the sexiest man in Korea?

‘Personally, I don’t find Rain sexy at all. He is tall, good-looking and very charismatic but he feels more like a family friend to me. I find Korean-American model-actors Daniel Henney and Dennis O’Neil very cute and adorable. The two of them have very chiselled features and good bodies.’

The Korean media always say you are a sex symbol because of your good figure. What do you think of that and what do you think is the sexiest part of yourself?

‘I see it as a compliment. However, I do not see myself as a sex symbol and I don’t want to sell my album based on that.

I feel that the sexiest part of my body is my wrist: I have very small bones and the bones at my wrist pop out. I also like my lips because they are small.’

Where would you draw the line when it comes to performing in sexy outfits?

‘I would not mind nudity as long as it is tastefully done, and for artistic reasons. If it is raunchy and sleazy, then I wouldn’t do it. It really has to depend on the concept of my album and songs.’

Now that you are a star, what do you miss most about being a normal person?

‘I miss having a personal life, and having the time to do my own things. Stepping into the industry is not an easy thing and definitely not all about the glitz and glamour.’

Reported by: Jocelyn Lee for the Straits Times (Singapore)
Shared by: Omona //dkpopnews

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11 thoughts on “10.01.10 [dkpopnews] G.Na: “Rain’s like a family friend”

  1. melisa 10/01/2010 at 9:24 am Reply

    i don’t like her!!!!!!!

  2. coconut 10/01/2010 at 10:11 am Reply

    g.na doesn’t find rain sexy? silly girl. rain is the definition of sexy.

  3. cloudnoorainji hoon 10/01/2010 at 4:46 pm Reply

    how can she say that she doesnt find rain sexy ??? rain is the sexiest guy on the earth no one can be more sexy . she might be a crazy girl hahaha

  4. kongsao 10/01/2010 at 6:14 pm Reply

    EXCUSE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?????????????
    i could belive she say that to rain rain help her inporve the and popluar of sining the new song I Want To Do When I Have A Lover, was released on July 5. not to mention she thing Daneil heeny which co-cast with rain new drama FUGITIVE RUNAWAY OMG!! is this guy nut, here she said what now?? she did rain rain SEXY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? R U OUT YOUR OVERLOOK WOMEN!!!!!!!
    SORRY when come rain he have talen sexy appreal exzotic and natrually beauty Daneil is cute and fine as hell so what thoes he have more abiltites like rain top to bottom sexy his haur sjin abs lip eye body ect… all that she could say it oh helllll noooooooooooooooooo!!
    i think this guy just to young and her tase is in the world ahahahahh u know what to me rain is everything inside out top to bottom he so sexy and very completion look so G.NA i think u NEED THAT EYE OPEN WILDE !!

  5. felisshi 10/01/2010 at 6:30 pm Reply

    She grew up in Canada and her types are mixed races, more of the Caucasian/Asian ones. It just so happened that Rain is not the sexy looking type for her. Who knows !. Maybe the feeling is mutual. And G.Na girl, you are so . . . blind ! ! ! She’s probably not into those sexy dancer/actor/performer/model macho types like Rain, but more of the actor . . . er . . hmm. . . model types…that’s just it. Oh well, to each it’s own.

  6. pluie625 10/01/2010 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I agree with felisshi, She’s into Caucasian-Asian mix race…And she used to live here in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada so her taste is more likely westernized…She’s used to making honest remarks/comments and express herself freely. So her hometown is just 20 minutes drive from mine eh? But we differ in taste I’m so into Rain, for me Rain is the sexiest man alive, hottest, sexiest, most gorgeous man on earth (note: I’m married, I should say my husband is the most handsome and sexiest man on earth, shouldn’t I?) hahaha…

    But GNa girl, let me tell you, I’m sure you’re not Rain’s type either… He’s more into an A lister type like him huh! hahahaha

  7. busybee1982 10/01/2010 at 8:47 pm Reply

    you ladies make me chuckle. hey, i agree, i agree.

  8. BiAlamode 10/01/2010 at 10:51 pm Reply

    “PUULEASE”………she doesn’t find Rain sexy, but she DID NOTICE that he’s tall, good looking and charismatic. Adjectives usually used to describe…..Oh, I don’t know….Ummm…..SEXY people!……..Girlfriend, you can tell that lie to someone else!

  9. theballetdancer 10/02/2010 at 9:03 am Reply

    hehehe its ok if she doesnt like rain i dont care!!! we dont need her we are so many already lovin Rain we dont need another competition nyahahah one girl down yey! selfish much ahihihihi

  10. odette 10/04/2010 at 2:01 am Reply

    G.NA ..You must be blind.’ darling…Or could it be the other way around? That our Ji HOON does’nt find you attractive or sexy at all?

  11. winromeo 10/04/2010 at 4:26 pm Reply

    I think she’s trying to avoid any possible rumour since she’s worked with Rain. didn’t know she’s from Surrey BC, very close to my city! yeah, do us proud Gna.

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