In June of last year, F.T. ISLAND‘s Hongki was asked why he was looking at EXO‘s D.O. with “flirty, sentimental eyes” by a curious fan. Back then, he sent fans into a frenzy by simply replying, “Kyungsoo [D.O.] is my girlfriend.

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Recently, in the May 5 broadcast of MBC‘s Radio Star, Hongki further clarified his certain look as the MCs were very curious about the full story.

The MCs brought it up when Hongki was talking about becoming friends with both EXO’s D.O. and Xiumin while working on their military musical, Return. He explained that the photo was taken when they were at a press event commemorating the Korean War. They were helping each other put Korean flag pins on their uniforms and got caught smiling at each other.

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MC Yoo Se Yoon hilariously commented on the picture, “This just screams, ‘We were together last night.’” After this statement, Hongki began his explanation.

Normally, when people think of D.O., they think of his quiet, calm, direct image shown on broadcasts. However, after being around him everyday, I’ve discovered that he’s very playful and has a lot of aegyo.

That day, there was a press crew in front of us and he confused me. We weren’t actually supposed to help each other put the pins on, we were supposed to do it ourselves. I received mine and was about to put it on, but Kyungsoo suddenly moved my hand away, took the pin, and said, ‘Hyung, hold still.’ I was totally baffled.

—Hongki

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After hearing the story, all of the MCs got really excited.  Ahn Young Mi pointed out, “So D.O. was the one who made the move!” resulting in roars of laughter.