SHINee’s Minho recently held a photo shoot and interview with GQ Korea and revealed how going to the military changed him as a person.

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During his interview he revealed, “I was able to get to know myself more clearly”, after finishing his time in the Marine Corps.

Just after being discharged, Minho went straight back to work with different promotions. Recently, he made a special appearance in the drama Lovestruck in the City and showed off his charismatic charms.

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The word that I love the most is ‘first’. Standing in front of the camera for the first time after being discharged gave me a feeling of starting anew. That day’s situation, feeling, and weather still feels like it was just yesterday.

— Minho

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| GQ Korea

He felt that his time serving in the military gave him the opportunity to find himself on a deeper level. “I was able to think deeply about myself and find what I liked and where I lacked and even found things about me I never knew. I guess you could say that I haven’t changed; I’ve just understood myself more clearly.”

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With Minho’s discharge, group SHINee is currently preparing for their comeback this year. “SHINee has always tried new things, musically and stylistically. The members and I have been discussing how we can show our artistic side while staying true to our own style.”

Stay tuned for SHINee’s comeback!