Q: What was your initial reaction when you were asked to appear on Mnet 'Idol School'?
"To be honest, I felt overwhelmed and was worried whether or not the idol students would follow along. And I was also concerned about the fact that since viewers never saw my teaching side, I thought things would backfire on me. However, I am glad I decided to participate in the program. It was like finding my true self."
Q: In 2005, you made your girl group debut in CSJH The Grace, tell us about the time you fell into a slump while performing in Japan?
"We made our debut in Korea back in 2005 and went on to perform in Japan in the year 2007. It was about 1 year since we promoted there but it was difficult that time since the hallyu wave wasn't as big. So then in 2008, we held a solo concert...but I ended up getting injured and couldn't make a comeback. That hiatus went on for 5 years."
Q: You're good friends with Jang Geun Suk?
"Yes, I am. I know his mother fairly well and I call her mom. We've been good friends for a long time."
Check out the photos from her photo shoot with 'International BNT' below.