From High School Mate to MC Partner, Let’s Take a Look at NCT’s Mark Lee and Gugudan’s Mina’s Moments!

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Learn More About Friendship Between MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’ MC’ NCT 127’s Mark & Gugudan’s Mina!

Many K-Pop idols have close friends from outside their group. It all happened because they had known long before they successfully debuted or had also been involved in a project. Not only fellow girl groups or boy groups who have closeness as friends but female idols and male idols can also be close friends because they are accustomed to hanging out and spending time together.

Some examples of K-Pop idols who are good friends till date are Super Junior’s Heechul & Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, SHINee’s Key & SISTAR’s Soyou, Eric Nam & Jamie Park, AB6IX’s & Lee Dae-hwi & Jeon Somi, GOT7’s BamBam & BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and many more. Although there is a lot of news about them dating, they are not worried about the news because they are just close friends like usual people.

In this article, we will look at the closeness of K-Pop idols who have attended school in the same place and are also involved in joint projects as MC partners. These two idols are members of the famous rising K-Pop group. NCT 127’s Mark & ​​Gugudan’s Mina are friends and idols who were MCs on MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’ and many people find this friendship very adorable.

Let’s look in more detail about the information and moments from NCT 127’s Mark & ​​Gugudan’s Mina from school until they meet again as MC partners!

Mark and Mina in High School

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NCT 127’s Mark & ​​Gugudan’s Mina are idols born in 1999, and they are the same age. The idol attends the school of Seoul of Performing Arts or commonly abbreviated as SOPA. On February 8, 2018, they were declared graduated from the school and received special awards too. Not only NCT ​​127’s Mark & ​​Gugudan’s Mina, but there are also several other K-Pop idols present in this graduation, such as Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon, Oh My Girl’s Arin, April’s Naeun, SF9’s Kang Chanhee, to Cosmic Girls’ Dayoung and Yeoreum.

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In the photo, the idols who are known as rookie idols at that time were seen wearing SOPA school uniforms in their graduation, which had the characteristics of a yellow vest and a black skirt or trousers. Even though it looks a bit striking because of the color of their hair, they still look young to teenagers of their age who have just celebrated their graduation at that time.

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On 7 February 2018, Gugudan was a guest on the NCT’s ‘Night Night’ radio program as we know that Mark and Mina are classmates at SOPA. On the broadcast, Johnny asks Mina about Mark. “So is Mina in the same class as Mark?” Mina nodded in agreement. “How was Mark at school?” he asked again. Mina casually replied, “Mark at school prefers to be called ‘Makeuri.’’ Besides being handsome, he is a friend who works hard.”

Mark and Mina in Music Core

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On January 26, 2018, ‘Music Core’ staff confirmed three new MC names that would guide the course of the upcoming music program, namely Wanna One’s Ong Seong-woo, Gugudan’s Mina, and NCT Mark. With the planned retirement of Pristin’s Xiyeon and ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo as MC’s ‘Music Core’ finally appointed the names of the idols to replace the previous MC positions.

The show also revealed the reason they chose the three idols because they have such a bright image. Mark and Mina had and the intelligence of Ong Seong-woo, who showed his talent on various variety shows.

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Mark and Mina, only 20 years old this year, have a lot of bright energy, and Ong Seong-woo spent a busy year with Wanna One on stage and variety shows, he was very smart. The charm of these three idols will create great synergy.” said the staff of ‘Music Core.’

The appearance of Mina and Mark received positive responses from fans and also viewers from ‘Music Core’ due to their chemistry. There are also some funny moments when they become MCs and interact with each other on the stage. Not only that, but they also support each other regardless of their title as MC partners and look like friends the same age as other teenagers.

If viewed from the video above, you can watch while they are working as M.C.s for ‘Music Core.’ Mina, who debuted as a Gugudan member after successfully graduating from I.O.I, looked comfortable when around Mark and always smiled brightly. Mark usually looks quiet, but he can relax and laugh a lot when he is near Mina. It proves that they are not only close as MC partners, but also as friends.

Their closeness as friends and also MC partners are often enshrined because they look like a couple who are very happy and care for one another. Besides that, if you pay attention to their intimacy on the stage, they always dress in the same color and have the same color outfit. Mina also looked comfortable when laughing at Mark’s joke, and she had tapped his shoulder because she thought it was too funny. Not only that, but Mark was also often embarrassed and laughed when he saw Mina’s aegyo.

Behind the scenes of their filming process as the MC of ‘Music Core,’ Mina and Mark also seemed to help often one another to read their scripts and plot while delivering the TV program. As MCs, of course, Mark and Mina become experienced idols as hosts in TV programs because they previously had their careers as hosts of ‘Music Core’ well and received responses from fans well. It can also be seen from each personality from Mina and Mark, who are shy, but because of their appearance as MCs, these two idols can be more expressive in entertaining their fans.

Not only the chemistry of the two idols, but they also look very cooperative in building their cooperation as a professional MC. When examined in more detail, Mina and Mark sometimes give signs to one another, such as nudging their shoulders or staring to say the next line while they are guiding the tv program.

They’ve also been involved in Special Stage performance with Ong Seung-wo to show their closeness, chemistry, and talents as idols.

Let’s watch the ‘Music Core’ MC Special Stage below!

However, because their contract as MCs had to end, the fans had to give up Mark for the left ‘Music Core’ and resign as MC who also became a partner for Mina in the tv program. This decision was taken after taking part in the event for approximately one year.

On January 12, 2019, for the last time, Mark appeared as an MC at the event. Previously, the young man who was born in 1999 began his role as the MC of the MBC television station music program with Gugudan’s Mina and Wanna One’s Ong Seung-woo in January 2018.

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After the program ended and the main winner of ‘Music Core’ that day was announced, Mark also gave a final greeting to the audience of the event. “As I think the past year has passed so quickly (this period) was very pleasant,” said NCT’s Mark, who was standing among the performers of the ‘Music Core’ program that day.

Mark, who was still promoting a member of NCT Dream’s that time, expressed his gratitude to those who helped him carry out his duties as MC of ‘Music Core.’ Then, he also asked that people continue to look forward to his activities after this. “Please look forward to my appearance as Mark NCT after this. I will miss ‘Music Core,’” he said.