[NEWS] Super Junior’s Leeteuk is a Workaholic

“I am. An ordinary man of Korea. Behind the profession of a fancy celebrity, there’s only a person who thirsts for love and wants to succeed.”

Super Junior’s leader has taken to the pages of entertainment and lifestyle magazine 1st Look, where he spoke candidly about his workaholic tendencies, revealing a side to himself that the public doesn’t often see.

Although Leeteuk is often seen cracking jokes on TV, Leeteuk takes his role as a representative of Korea seriously.

“There were many negative comments made when we [Super Junior] were called a national team,” said Leeteuk. “Just like athlete Park Ji Sung of Manchester United gives us pride, I’d like for singers spreading pop culture to be seen in a favorable light as well. There are times when celebrities are belittled. I try to act more cautiously at the thought that I am promoting with the brand of Korea attached.”

And despite the negative connotations attached to being a celebrity, Leeteuk revealed that he understands the importance of putting his best foot forward for the public.

Leeteuk shared, “I posted a depressing entry on my mini homepage one day, and a producer whom I work with on my radio program said if you’re a public figure, you have to give off a positive energy at all times. After that, even if I’m going through a difficult time, I only try to show the positive sides of myself.”

Those who are the slightest bit close to Leeteuk also know that his class clown image is not all there is to the Super Junior member. In fact, he hates drinking and playing games, and if he’s not pouring all of his energy into work, he would would rather stay in and surf the web or read.

Leeteuk said, “I feel so empty when I walk out of a bar with my face covered in oil and the smell of cigarettes on my clothes. I wonder, ‘What have I done? Is it okay for me to be living like this?’”

‘Maybe I’m not ready to take it easy,” said Leeteuk. “I’m most comfortable when I’m working.”

According to the interview, Leeteuk couldn’t even make it through a three-day vacation to Saipan with Donghae and their mothers after the New York concert and returned to Korea.

“Even when I was resting, the only thoughts I had were ‘My program should be going on the air right about now. I have to record my part.’ I called my manager to get me an earlier flight saying I needed to go back to Korea to work.”

With seven years of idol star experience under his belt, the Super Junior member, who has learned a thing or two about the industry, had a few words of advice for aspiring celebrities.

“I want to tell those who dream of becoming celebrities that a genius can’t beat someone who tries hard,” said Leeteuk. “After that, I want to say [to them] enjoy yourself while working. They say someone who tries hard can’t beat someone who enjoys oneself” before adding with a laugh, “I like to read books of famous sayings.”

The complete interview and spread featuring Leeteuk can be found in the latest issue of 1st Look magazine.

cr: CJ E&M enewsWorld Nancy Lee

thanks Janet Villarin for the tip ^^!

so DC Lovers, in this news we know a little bit about Leeteuk, don’t always blame and put on negative thinking to him..let’s we just support him..okay 🙂 ?

VinniE

12 thoughts on “[NEWS] Super Junior’s Leeteuk is a Workaholic

  1. I think that leeteuk is trying to protect sora as she just started her career….u Dazzling and shining days will come don’t wanna be recognize as someone when u wanna show ur skills and scandals are not good as there might be people who dont like this couple and just because leeteuk doesn’t say anything doesn’t mean that he doesn’t miss her…..and he has to leave too, so maybe he doesn’t wanna meet her coz he will miss her more..
    Anyways Dimple Couple fighting!!!!^^

    • Why are you thingking like that???I just feel that teukie never have feelings for sora..and now he showing to us dimple fans that they never have relationship after the show..I’m so sad us dimple fans.but I think its the real fact about teukie and sora.please read http://www.kangsora.wordpress.com.in this interview sora didn’t say anything about leeteuk.and she just said about jinwoon and jiyeon.maybe we will never see them again in wgm…

  2. Let’s view everything positively! They’re meant to be, they’re meant to be ! No matter how the whole world separate them ! That’s fate , we’ll just be patient and see what happens !
    You might be surprised one day when they anounced their marriage and will have twins as predicted !
    Always focus on their happiness then they’ll be happy !
    Let the cupid of love do the rest !!
    Love u Dimple couple !

    • @loulou, I agree with you, we will just fucos of their happiness then let the cupid of Love
      do the rest!… For me I am so positive that Leeteuk has a special feelings for Kang Sora
      not just for the show but for real… And will see what will happen next!… I love TeukSora
      Dimple couple & Super Junior!… Cheers!.

  3. I’m with you in that message..true..if they are meant to be then they will be together in real life,they have careers to attend to,and they’re situations right now are very difficult because they met in a time that both f them have a big responsibilities and teukie will be in the military soon, its like the song ” we have the right love at the wrong time”.. I really love both of them and I’m wish that when the time is right I hope they will end up together…

  4. when i watch the episode where he sent a birthday video to sora, i’ve remembered they they didn’tn celebrate it together as husband and wife,, how sad, She even received many gift and events from leeteuk rings, bags, even an ipad, I dont think that Leetuk is such a mean person. he made an airplane event for sora it cost him so much, and he dont care to spend money to someone he likes. i’m sure at least he text her , saying ” sora -ya happy birthday , take care of your health. sorry oppa can’t celebrate your birthday together, are you satisfied with the bag?” ( another fanfic^^) . i think he know the risk joining WGM where you might fall in love with your fake wife. sora company want to take care of sora image. she a rookie star. if she really have a loveline with leeteuk it not good for her career..

    i agree with @elija wol lanuza.
    i like both sora and leeteuk.

  5. I have the last questions,,,can somebody tell me,,if we can see dimple couple in wgm again or not???and why leeteuk unfollowed sora and why he never follow again….please just help me to find the answer…

    • I read almost all comments in here and getting tired with yours. I don’t think you like DC, your comments always qustioned them in negatives vibe yet tried to “persude” others to lose hope on DC. I can understand if you write such comments 3-5 times but yours…too much…

  6. My respect to Leeteuk is growing bigger day by day. Perhaps because I didn’t know him well before. but it doesn’t mean I know him well now. Nobody know him well except him self. So I don’t want to ask an explanation why he act like this or behave like that (unfollow Sora, not mention Sora) I just respect everything he deside.
    I am a DCLover so I will just hope and pray the best for them. I always believe pray can change destiny. We all miss Sora and Leeteuk on WGM. Think negatively will not bring any better to our DC or us, So why don’t we just think positively?
    Have a great day to DCLover….^_^

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