The Next Running Man’s Guest Star, Uhm Hyun-Kyung!
Actress Uhm Hyun-kyung was one of the guests in the variety show Running Man, in episode 299. The episode aired on May 15th, 2016, and the shooting location was at Rolling Hills Hotel in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do. Uhm Hyun-kyung was one of the guests along with singer Hong Jin-young, actress Jo Bo-ah, actress Kyung Soo-jin, actress Stephanie Lee, actress Yoo In-kyung, and Block B’s Zico. The theme of the episode was “Battle for the Centre.”
Channel-Korea has compiled some interesting moments of Uhm Hyun-kyung of her appearance as a guest in Running Man, and here they are:
Being a Couple with Lee Kwang-soo
For the couple race, Uhm Hyun-kyung was partnered with Lee Kwang-soo. In the opening, Uhm Hyun-kyung was introduced as someone whose favorite animal was the giraffe. Ji Suk-jin then asked if Uhm Hyun-kyung was a fan of Lee Kwang-soo and also if she liked him. Lee Kwang-soo was shocked and said that she didn’t say that she was his fan and asked Ji Suk-jin back why he asked her such a question.
Yoo Jae-suk then said that Uhm Hyun-kyung collected many giraffe toys. Other members then said that Lee Kwang-soo also collected giraffe toys and his nickname in Running Man was the giraffe. Uhm Hyun-kyung then asked Lee Kwang-soo if he had a lot of them and he nodded. Uhm Hyun-kyung said that many people thought that she liked Lee Kwang-soo because she liked giraffe dolls.
Ji Suk-jin then offered her a change of partners, so she could go from Lee Kwang-soo to him. Uhm Hyun-kyung rejected the offer and Ji Suk-jin received a lot of protests because he already had Jo Bo-ah as his partner.
Being a Dancing Machine
Before the game, Yoo Jae-suk interviewed the guests again because the interview was not done properly in the opening. He said that Uhm Hyun-kyung was in X Man in 2004. At the time, she did not speak much and Yoo Jae-suk even gave her the nickname “Nervous Girl.” Haha added that back then even when she danced, she was very nervous but that is made her popular.
However, Uhm Hyun-kyung has changed completely. Yoo Jae-suk revealed that Uhm Hyun-kyung learned to dance from her friend and she has become a dancing machine. She confidently replied that she was good at dancing.
When the music turned on, Uhm Hyun-kyung boldly danced and made others laugh. Kang Gary said that she didn’t dance to the music, she just danced whatever she has learned. When hip-hop music was turned on, she did the same dance as before. Yoo Jae-suk said that she danced the same dance for every type of music and said that Uhm Hyun-kyung was the boldest dancer in Korea.
Reborn as Entertainer
The warm-up game before the first game was to blow out the candles by flipping the skirt. Yoo Jae-suk said that Uhm Hyun-kyung used to be known for being nervous all the time, and she had to be reborn as an entertainer. Before her turn, Uhm Hyun-kyung said that she was bad at sports. She ran and flipped the skirt, but then fell right away. The other members were laughing when she fell and proved that she was a good entertainer. She managed to blow out 10 candles.