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Chef Baek Jong Won talks about Onew and Jung Chae Yeon's managers regulating what they eat

By beansss   Wednesday, September 21, 2016   34,431   3,804   5
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On September 21, chef Baek Jong Won, SHINee's Onew, DIA's Jung Chae Yeon, and more attended the press conference for tvN's new travel/cooking variety show, 'Eat Sleep Eat'.


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The producer of the show explained the reason they wanted to have Onew and Jung Chae Yeon in the cast, saying, "I was looking for nice kids like Onew and Jung Chae Yeon. I wanted to film this with kids who are too busy to eat well." 


Chef Baek Jon Won added, "Onew and Jung Chae Yeon ate anything and everything I made. Of course, I cook well. But because they ate my cooking so well, I had to think hard about the next meal. The managers who came with them were being bossy by being too concerned about what they were eating. I felt bad for them."


The chef also went on to talk about how he succeeded in making both of his co-stars gain a bit of weight, sharing, "I actually got them to gain some weight. When I saw them again they were skinny again, so it made my heart cry. It made me want to take them in and make them gain weight again. It's too bad that they're idols. They can eat anything, but because they're watching their figures they weren't able to eat well." 


It sounds like the chef really has a soft spot for Onew and Jung Chae Yeon! You can catch the cast's adventures in Kudat, Malaysia beginning September 23 at 9:15 PM KST!

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    elfinkyy Thursday, September 22, 2016

    I wish I got to be part of this show I would have no problem eating everything lol

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    3percenter Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Lock Chaeyeon's manager assface and a rabid wolverine in a closet together for the duration of filming.

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    daFoolio Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    it is kinda sad... but you leave these kids alone man.... they prob gonna blow up!!

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    pink_oracle Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Please feed Jonghyun too, he's been too skinny for years.

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    mydeerlikesbacon Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    in addition both Onew and Chaeyeon have those soft features that kinda makes you want to protect them forever so I can relate with him for wanting to take them in. I don't know about Onew but as a fan of Chaeyeon ever since her debut in DIA I can see she's lost a LOT of weight since then. I know it's important for idols to remain stick thin so as to satisfy 'beauty standards' but it's still sad to see they can't eat well and not worry about the consequences of just enjoying a meal

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