Korean-Japanese fighter Choo Sung-hoon said his wife Shiho Yano had encouraged him to appear on “Superman is Back,” a segment of a South Korean variety TV show that has become wildly popular.
Yano’s agency was originally opposed to the idea of featuring the Choo family on a Korean program. Yano is one of the top models in Japan, and it is assumed that the Japanese agency did not want something to happen to undermine her image because of the show.
But Yano asked Choo to consider the proposal positively after one of the Korean crew members explained to her that joining the program would give a huge boost to his career.
Thanks to his wife’s support, Choo went on to star in the program with his two-year-old daughter, Choo Sa-rang, and the show has become a huge hit in South Korea.
Choo revealed this fact in a separate KBS2 TV show, which drew keen attention from Korean netizens on Friday.
By Sung Jin-woo, Intern reporter