Sechs Kies flaunts ‘preservative’ beauty

Su Jin Jang, Dec. 5, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

First generation K-pop band Sechs Kies on Sunday performed live on TV for the first time in 16 years. The viewership rate for “Inkigayo,” the Sunday noon music show, climbed 0.9 percent to 1.9 percent.The program’s viewership has been faltering since Oct. 30, when it reached 1.8 percent. Every week since, the ratings have been steadily falling. 

The performance by Sechs Kies spawned heated reactions from the group’s die-hard fans and prompted many to marvel at the five members’ “bang-bu-jae” beauty. Bang-bu-jae, meaning ‘preservative,’ refers to the unfading beauty of the group that has been on hiatus for 16 years.

The average age of the group is 37. The members admitted to receiving facial treatments from clinics. The sixth member Ko Ji-yong, who has become an entrepreneur following the group’s disbandment in 2000, chose to stick to his business commitments and spend more time with his toddler son. 

Ko has recently signed a deal to appear in a family-oriented entertainment program, “The Return of the Superman,” which films on weekends and does not compromise his work schedule.

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