Jota and Kim Jin Kyung got close during a couples photo shoot, and though Kim Jin Kyung is a professional model, Jota was a bit more shy about the whole thing. At the end of the shoot, Jota brought up the fact that Kim Jin Kyung owed him a kiss on the cheek for a previous bet she lost, and she landed one right on his face. Despite asking for it, Jota squirmed and scrunched his face up, marking their first ever kiss.
Also on the same episode, Jota asked Kim Jin Kyung, "Call me honey all day," and she responded hesitantly, "Okay, honey." The Mad Town member said during his solo interview, "Jin Kyung has a lot of oppas around her. I want to be someone special to her," adding, "I really liked how she called me honey."