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Block B's Zico explains how he got his name + his efforts to drink less

By alim17   Wednesday, March 19, 2014   48,034   2,667   0



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Block B's leader Zico appeared on the March 19 installment of MBC's 'Radio Star' and revealed the story behind how he got his name and his drinking tendencies. 

Heo Ji Woong asked Zico whether his name meant 'G-Dragon cosplay' (as in the "Zi" stood for the "G" in GD and the "Co" stood for the "co" in cosplay) which Zico denied. He said, "It definitely does not mean that.  When I was studying abroad in Japan, girls would call each other nicknames."  He made an example, saying if the name was Jung Ki Suk, they would call that person Ki Ko.  

He said, "Because I'm Ji Ho, they called me Ji Ko Ji Ko (hence Zico).  Something familiar and cute."

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He also revealed, "I'm trying to drink less.  Not too long ago, I drank expensive whiskey with [B2ST's] Junhyung."

Kyuhyun compared his generation of idols to younger ones, "Juniors tend to start drinking with expensive alcohol.  We started with soju," which is the common alcohol in Korea.

Zico explained, "The hangover is severe with soju.  Whiskey does not give you a hangover and it tastes clean," making everyone laugh. 

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amheizing Tuesday, March 25, 2014


WTF ( ►___◄ )

tonks007 Thursday, March 20, 2014

Can anyone tell me,where can I find this ep with eng sub? ^^

kristimax Thursday, March 20, 2014

reading Ki Ko & Ji Ko reminds me of some other thing..mianhae

piyoliyo Thursday, March 20, 2014

it's his efforts to drink MORE not LESS... -___-;

vipinspiritapple Thursday, March 20, 2014

That's so bold question. So bold and brave question. ;

ZICO = GD Cosplayer ><

Zico said "its not because he's GD cosplayer but his nickname is Ji ko when he was in Japan.

And when he answered it, correct me if I'm wrong someone said ;

"Ji Ko then its mean Jiyong Cute?" ;

whaa. Seriously as GD fan its kinda annoying to read or watched some like this vids. It's like they comparing ;GD to other artists. T.T GD and Zico are different. They are both talented but they are different. T.T ;

vipinspiritapple Thursday, March 20, 2014

how can I edit my post? :(( ""its not because he's GD cosplayer but his nickname is Ji ko when he was in Japan." it seems wrong? :( " "It definitely does not mean that. "

iloveGbaby Thursday, March 20, 2014

Really? I love it when other stars remind me of GD. I started liking Zico and Zelo because they had some of GD's traits. Even some of the newer groups with the crazy hair, guyliner and edgy clothes attract my attention cos of the GD factor. Mini-Jis are cute :)

uchimura Thursday, March 20, 2014

what a stupid question

gyunnie Thursday, March 20, 2014

Z I C O my loves! ♥

crystalysia Thursday, March 20, 2014

I have to say Zico has a strange charms and soo attractive!

courtney86 Thursday, March 20, 2014

I like the nickname. Ji Ko is cute. He's kind of young to be drinking hard stuff like whiskey. I hope he takes it easy with the drinking. It's easy for young people to become alcoholics.

runt Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jinhoooooo... ;

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