Breaking barriers: Lee and Shin, who became a couple after finding love on South Korea’s first dating show for gay men, “His Man 2,” will appear on lifestyle magzine Dazed Korea’s cover for its September issue, the company announced on Wednesday.
What Dazed Korea is saying: In an Instagram post, Dazed Korea wrote that the couple is “causing a hot sensation not only in Korea but also abroad” after their appearance in “His Man 2.” The Dazed Korea feature will reportedly be Lee and Shin’s first “pictorial and interview” after becoming a real couple, which “everyone wanted after the show.”
Hoping for change: In an interview with Dazed Korea, Lee said he hopes that one day the world “will become better and that prejudice will disappear,” and that their positive impact on how South Korea views the LGBTQ+ community could “be one of those precedents.”
Sigh of relief: The couple also revealed that they both felt relieved after the show wrapped filming and the final episode aired, with Shin noting that while it was still airing, the two “couldn’t even go out on a date.”
About “His Man”: The show follows eight men as they live together and build romances. “His Man 2” premiered in June, and the final episode was released on Aug. 4. The series can be watched on GagaOOLala, iQIYI and Rakuten Viki.