In the latest episode of Knowing Bros, Physical: 100 star Choo Sung Hoon (also known by his Japanese name Yoshihiro Akiyama) shared with the viewers a much-needed update on his superstar daughter, Choo Sarang!
According to “Grand Zaddy” Choo, Sarang is about to enter her teenage era. Pointing out that she’ll “start middle school soon,” Choo said Sarang has “grown up so fast.”
Yeah, she has grown up so fast. She’s 12 years old already. She’s still in elementary school, but she’ll be starting middle school soon. She’s a big girl now. She takes after her mother, so she has the longest limbs.
— Choo Sung Hoon
Choo also revealed that, in the past, Sarang didn’t quite understand her own fame.
When strangers would recognize her from The Return of Superman, a show that became a national hit after Baby Sarang stole viewer hearts with her adorable looks and aegyo-filled personality, Sarang would feel stressed and even “traumatized.”
Seo Jang Hoon: Does Sarang know how popular she is in Korea?
Choo Sung Hoon: She’s starting to understand it now. At first, she dealt with a bit of trauma. She got stressed about strangers crowding her all the time.
Kim Hee Chul: Oh, because she doesn’t understand how those people know her?
Choo Sung Hoon: Yeah, she would get scared at people approaching her and stuff.
Choo added, though, that as of late—with Sarang getting older and Choo explaining things better—Sarang has accepted the love and attention given to her!
But we’ve been explaining it to her. We told her that she became popular because she used to be on the show and so on. We tried to tell her that people approach her because she was and still is adored. Since then, she has been doing much better with interacting with her fans!
— Choo Sung Hoon
Watch the full clip below!