While a first impression can provide a snapshot of someone’s personality, they often turn out to be misleading. That was the case for ENHYPEN‘s Jungwon, who shared why he’d been scared of Heeseung when they were both trainees.

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Jungwon and Heeseung. | @ENHYPEN_members/Twitter

When asked about his first thoughts of Heeseung, Jungwon admitted that many trainees were curious about him. Jungwon said, “Well, there were a bunch of rumors about Heeseung. The legendary trainee.

The nickname caused Heeseung to burst into laughter as he denied it, “That’s not true!

Jungwon confirmed that it was indeed what the other trainees had called him and explained why Heeseung was held in such high esteem.

It was so true. He was number one in all aspects.

He was good at everything. Truly perfect.

—Jungwon

Ironically, the same thing that gained Heeseung praise was the very same thing that created an obstacle for those trying to get close to him. Jungwon said, “Heeseung may feel that it’s unfair, but because he excelled in everything, people find him hard to befriend when they first meet him.

On top of that, Jungwon shared that Heeseung’s seriousness could be just as intense. Jungwon added, “Even more than the staff…he takes care of us. He does have a bit of a scary side in that sense.

Fortunately, Jungwon felt they “got very close because of the show.

Heeseung then asked, “You’re not scared of me now, are you?” The question was a no-brainer for Jungwon.

He responded, “Of course not! You’re not scary at all now.

From how close the two are now and the strong bond they displayed on I-LAND, no one would’ve thought Heeseung had been a bit intimidating to Jungwon initially. They’ve been the closest of friends since.

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