On the 12th, SEVENTEEN’s Vernon appeared as a guest on KBS Cool FM’s Park Myung Soo’s Radio Show.
Vernon, who became a fan of Park Myung Soo after watching Infinite Challenge while quarantining due to COVID-19, commented, “I didn’t watch Korean TV shows when I was young. I came from the States, and we had a rule at home to only use English, so I lived without knowing (about the show), but I’ve become addicted.” His fandom goes so far as to include Park Myung Soo’s catchphrase “Yes I can” in his song lyrics.
Born in America, Vernon is fluent in English. Therefore, he and Joshua handle interviews during SEVENTEEN’s overseas schedules. While talking about his life, Vernon briefly mentioned his parents.
Vernon was born to a Korean father and an American mother, both of whom are abstract contemporary painters. “They both majored in art and met in a graduate school in New York, and that’s where I was born,” said the si. However, unlike his parents, he confessed that he has never felt interested in art.
“I don’t think I have talent (in drawing),” Vernon answered, and when asked where he got his musical talent, he amusingly replied, “My mother is slightly tone-deaf, and my father has two left feet.”
Later, Vernon expressed gratitude for the surprising record of 4 million pre-orders and responded humbly to the question of whether he expected SEVENTEEN to become a huge global band. “To be honest, I thought we wouldn’t do well. I just wondered who would like us and why, but we worked hard anyway,” he shared.