An upcoming episode of MBC’s “I Live Alone” will give fans a glimpse into the life of South Korea’s hottest soccer player, Cho Gue-sung.
Cho, a striker on South Korea’s national soccer team, recently went viral during his appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After videos of the 24-year-old circulated on social media, his Instagram follower count quickly grew from 20,000 to 2.8 million, resulting in a flood of “daily marriage proposals” that required him to turn off his phone.
Although South Korea advanced to the World Cup’s round of 16, their devastating loss to Brazil prompted the team’s return home.
However, to the delight of fans, Cho is expected to return to screens as a guest star on MBC’s “I Live Alone,” a weekly reality program featuring single celebrities who live on their own.
With Cho’s episode scheduled to be released on Dec. 23, MBC released a quick teaser on Tuesday.
At the start of the trailer, Cho reveals that he has lived on his own for three years. As he shows his morning routine, viewers are given a glimpse at his disheveled hair and sleeping companion: a duck plushie. To fans’ shock and delight, the athlete’s abs are also flashed in a shirtless shot in the short preview.
Cho starts his day at the gym, maintaining his athletic physique with a personal trainer. The scene then changes to Cho eating with his two young nephews while bearing a proud smile. As his day slowly comes to an end, the handsome soccer player sits with a glass of wine across from his teddy bear.
“I think every year my happiness grows,” Cho narrates the teaser. “It continues to grow and grow and grow. I want to be happy like I am now.”
Excited fans quickly took to the comments to express their anticipation for the upcoming episode.
“Really where is the end of Cho Gue-Sung’s charm … this perfect man … and jealous of his precious doll …,” one user commented.
“Wow … The ability of I Live Alone is insane wow really Cho Gue-Sung [crying face emoji] The scenes for the trailer are amazing. I’m going to be wathcing this week’s episode live,” another wrote.
In addition to “I Live Alone,” Cho has also made his mark on the modeling industry by gracing the cover of Vogue Korea’s January 2023 issue, which the athlete shared on Instagram.
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Fellow teammate Lee Kang-In jokingly commented: “This isn’t the older brother I know??? 😳 Why did the person change?”
Fans also took time to comment on Cho’s post.
“Number nine??? more like number mine 😉,” an Instagram user commented.
“I’M NOT OKAY SIR WHAT IS THIS SHOCK OMFG,” another user wrote.