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Our Interview with the Wonder Girls

May 27, 2012


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Woot! Here’s the first of our three interviews we did over at Google and YouTube headquarters. We’re doing them in the order that we filmed them (it’s only fair!), and the first group we interviewed was the Wonder Girls. Woot!

So here’s our interview with them. It’s in two parts, and we put it in a playlist. If you can’t view the playlist, here’s part 2 of our interview embedded below:

So, let’s just say how happy we were to do this interview. Not just because we were able to sit down with one of the most famous, most influential Kpop bands in the universe (though that IS hella awesome). We were just really happy during the interview because the Wonder Girls are so level headed and fun and easy going, and by no means as inflated as they should be. Seriously: THEY’RE THE WONDER GIRLS! They should be like “PFFFT Go Away!” in their best Snape voice, but they didn’t have a drop of arrogance to them. They laughed with us, were giggling with each other at our cheesy jokes, and were able to speak with openly and casually. They made us feel so comfortable, and had such a warm sincerity about them that gave the interview a really relaxed vibe to it. We had a great time with them. Wonder Girls, if you’re reading this, thanks!

Anyhow, if you don’t know, they’ve got a new song coming out in June! We can’t give you that song’s album signed yet, of course, since it’s not actually out yet, but we do have their LAST album covered with their signatures and DNA! OOOH YOU WANT IT DON’T YOU?!?! Well, all you gotta do to get it is:

A) Subscribe to our YouTube videos. and
B) Let us know what you’d ask them if you got the chance to interview them.

BOOM! That easy! Who knows: maybe one of these days we’ll get to interview them again and we could ask your question! Give us good material, and we’ll give you their CD. Yay!

Leave your answer either in our YouTube video’s comments, or in the comments here. If you’re gonna leave them here, make sure you leave your YouTube username as well, so we can know if you’ve subscribed, of course!



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  1.  Q: With the difference of genres in the music industry of Korea and the US would you say the transition was harder than your actual debut in Korea?
    YouTube name : PokemonQueen101

    8 years ago
  2. Do you ever miss having a life away from the fame and being able to walk into public without a mob of fans following you? And if you weren’t professional singers what job would you go after?

    Youtube: puppichu

    8 years ago
  3. Which artist, dead or alive would you love to collaborate with? (Youtube username: Judithlebreuilly :D)

    8 years ago
  4. Could you ask them about their childhood? For example:

    1. Up till the age of 5, what was their favourite toy/s? (eg. Barbie, Lego, sandpit, piano….)
    2. Mention one belonging they still keep from childhood, and why.
    3. Is there anyone that they haven’t seen for over 10 years and really want to meet again? What would they do when they meet?
    4. What’s an event that happened in primary school that made them cry?
    5. When did they start taking formal lessons for singing/dancing/musical instruments? Did they enjoy it or resent it? How do they feel about it now?
    6. When they were young, did they have times when people would look down on them, bully them, or call them failures? Have they ever had the urge to now go back to those people and say, “Look at me now!”

    8 years ago
  5. Thanks so much for the interview!!! It was great, the editing was fantastic, the skits were hilarious, and the questions you prepared were all SO good.
    The Wonder Girls are sooo lovely!!! It’s so cool that they did the swan dance and skits with you…..
    Not to mention their language skills are fantastic.
    Aaaaah soo happy right now~~~ ヾ(*´∇`)ノ

    8 years ago
  6. Question: Do you prefer to sing in English or Korean, and which language do you feel lets you be more expressive or creative?
    youtube username: kllrnohj

    8 years ago
  7. Ummm.. This is just for Sohee…. Is SoHeechul real? I really wanted to get that out of my system.

    8 years ago
  8. Question: How often do they get to see their loved ones (family, parters, friends, etc), and what they’d wish to do more with them.

    – s2DoubleU

    8 years ago
  9. ~

    Youtube username: joannamariesmile

    Question: What are some of your unforgettable fan moments?

    8 years ago
  10. I would ask them why they chose to become idols C:


    8 years ago
  11. Lollypopmassacre

    If you could take anything back from your career and go back to life with your families, or anything else that you aspired to do when you were younger, would you do it? If so, what would you do if you werent in the position you were today? Like what was your dream when you were little, besides being an idol if that is what you aspired to be? ^^

    8 years ago
  12. you guise are awesome!!!
    loved the interview, and Simon is lucky to have heard the song before anyone else.

    8 years ago
  13. If the members were crepe, what flavours/toppngs of crepes would they be/have? and why?

    Username: circleofflight 


    8 years ago

    I just realised my question was asked in the interview – and it was the very first one!!!

    And who did they say it was from? WHO? friggin fuuko4869…….I totally forgot to add my name and country………AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHHH o

    I could’ve had my name spoken in front of the Wondergirls. They would have heard my name. But I MISSED MY CHANCE!!! Oh man I’ll never live it down T_T FFFFFFFffffffffffffff~~!!!!

    *cough*But more importantly, Simon and Martina, thank you so, SO much for choosing my question!!! I’m got super ecstatic and did a happy dance around the living room, and my parents are so proud~ xD

    PS. My name is Lalita Andersen, and I am from Australia.

    8 years ago
    • OMG AUSTRALIA FTW :D made australians proud :,) LOL. soo lucky ur question got chosen ><

      8 years ago
    • AH!  Oh noes!  We totally forgot to say your name!  We just had a big list of usernames and questions and we sorted through them, but we totally know it’s you!  YARGH!  Next interview we’ll say your name…hopefully!

      8 years ago
      •  You replied!!! Hahahaha it feels so much cooler getting replies from you now that you’re super famous lol!!! xD
        Ooooh don’t worry about it. In spite of all my ranting I’m actually really happy that my question got asked at all :D
        I still got messages from random friends who recognised me just from the username so….it’s ok…. :p
        There there I’m not upset~ (o・_・)ノ”(ノ_<。)

        8 years ago
        • D

          Hey I see you on the facebook EYK page all the time. So, you’re kinda famous in the EYK world. Be proud…be very proud.

          8 years ago
        •  ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━
          I’m THAT obnoxious? No way…..

          *hides in embarassment* (#/。\#)

          8 years ago
  15. Youtube username: happyperson9412
    Do any of you have any crazy stalker stories? :P

    8 years ago
  16. Question:  Having traveled a lot of the world, what would be your ideal city or place to live (besides Korea, of course)?


    8 years ago
  17. AAWWW now I love these girls!! 

    Q: Viewing the different lifestyles or looking at new fashion around the world, is there anything that stuck with them, and incorporated into their own styles? 
    Youtube: Lonelygraveyard 

    8 years ago
  18. My question for the wonder girls! :)

    How do you guys stay down to earth and humble despite being hallyu idols? Who helps you stay that way?

    YT Username: mangofrappucino

    PS. Sohee barely spoke. Huhu :( Patiently waiting for the next interview! <3 

    8 years ago
  19. Youtube username: brokajke7
    Question: If you could make a collaboration with ANY artist (Korean or not), who would it be?

    8 years ago
  20. omg the Wonder Girls like mexican food :D! 

    8 years ago
  21. Hi! I’m “MiSS405” on YouTube! :D

    Ooo.. I hope I win their CD! (or the MBLAQ’s! hehehheheheee)

    I would ask them:
    “It’s natural to always compare ourselves with others, epecially in the same industry.  So tell me about a time where you felt jealous over another group’s sucess (on the music charts) when they released a song or an album the same time as you.  When was it and how did you feel?  Did any point did you get angry or feel like you want to give up?”

    8 years ago
  22. A spin off of your questions! What do they miss the most (food wise) when they are touring?


    8 years ago
  23. um um.
    This question is gonna be all about the internet because you guys yourselves are on YT.Have you ever checked out articles about yourself on allkpop, soompi etc. ?
    Have you ever been on forums and read comments about yourself? If so, were there any hate comments that offended you? How do you deal with the critcism?
    also, last questiooon. Have you ever read fan-fiction about you guys? ;)
    – rereex3

    8 years ago
  24. The question that I am really curious about would be: “How do each of you feel about how you’ve developed and changed personally through your journey as professional pop stars? Is there anything that you regret in choosing this career?”

    My YouTube account is BlazedWinter121.

    8 years ago
  25. PLAYLIST MODE!!!!!!!!!!

    8 years ago
  26. why did you become an artist?
    who inspired you to become one?

    8 years ago
  27. If you weren’t singing or doing anything music-wise, what would you be doing instead?

    YT username: pastelcolors

    8 years ago
  28. Hm I would ask what was their first impression of each other and what was it like for Lim meeting the group as a new member for the first time.
    yt: erins1317

    8 years ago
  29. Question for the Wonder Girls:

    since you have so many people looking up to you, what is the one thing that you hope your fans will learn from you? What message do you want to portray?


    8 years ago
  30. D.O

    You can ask them to share some funny situations that happened between members :D

    8 years ago
  31. Since they are going to have a comeback the same time as Big Bang. I want to ask them: “Would you guys like have another collaboration w/ Big Bang ? And are you guys aware of WonderBang ?”

    yt: argieshines

    8 years ago
  32. my question for the Wondergirls would be: how do you think your style of music (as a group) has changed since you first released your very first music video? 
    – kiwimcnofishfish

    8 years ago
  33. here’s my question: How they faced criticism out there? you know Haters around~~ 

    – YouTube username: crazytohyuk 

    8 years ago
  34. Question: In what country is your favorite place to perform & why?
    User: elizay

    8 years ago
  35. About time, I was going nuts waiting…..

    8 years ago
  36. i would ask wonder girls what they feel is the hardest part as a kpop artist trying to break into the american music market and what were some of their own struggles in doing so


    8 years ago
  37. hahaha… soo cute!
    speaking about avocado then you guys and yenny would love to try avocado juice or they call it “jus avokat” in Indonesia… it’s really thick and full of avocado…

    8 years ago
  38. If I were to ask them a question, I’d ask how they feel about their CEO whispering “JYP” at the beginning of all their songs. I don’t know if they’d be able to answer honestly, considering he’s their CEO, but he seems like a pretty cool dude, so you never know…
    I’d also be curious to know what they’re favorite song they’ve ever done as a group is.
    I’d want to know so much more! But I’ll leave it with just those two questions.

    youtube name: thatssumgoodcurry

    8 years ago
  39. did i just heard yenny said malaysia !! AWESOME !!! and the question i would want to ask is what if the wonder girls are not formed by JYP would they have that many opportunities to shine in the american market??? -hoddylim-

    8 years ago
  40. What….you want us to ask moaar questions? lol fine.

    “What was the most annoying question you’ve been asked in an inteview?”

    K done.

    Youtube username: fuuko4869

    8 years ago