John Park was talking on the phone during MBC‘s “Infinity Challenge” on January 19th, and he said that Americans have a more accepting view of Noh Hong Chul‘s looks than Koreans.
On the January 19 episode of “Infinity Challenge,” the members were discussing No Hong Chul’s current and and future advancements in America. For reference they called up past American Idol contestant and current soloist John Park. Over the phone John Park informed that people look positively on No Hong Chul, surprising the members.
“It would be good to go into America as a character. He could be like the Korean version of Borat.” The singer suggested. “No Hong Chul may not be considered attractive in Korea, but I think Americans will receive him well. He has a good looking face.”
The comment surprised me because I was unaware that he was considered ugly. I dug into it a bit, and sure enough, I found this article declaring him the ugliest on the show, which is quite an award considering the company.
Noh Hong Chul shared his feeling on being chosen F1 (Face 1 – Ugliest On the Show) on the ‘Infinity Challenge – Introducing My Ugly Friend Special.’
Really though? He’s ugly?
I know he does silly shit because he’s a comedian or whatever, but he cleans up fine if that was part of his image.