WINNER (위너) members Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Jin Woo recently appeared as guests on the KBS Joy show “National Receipt”, where the duo dished about their spending habits. During the session, the former revealed that although Song Mino is the top earner in the team, he rarely volunteers to pay for the members’ meals!
During the session, MCs Kim Sook and Song Eun Yi remarked, “Comedians usually receive their earnings equally. But for idols, they have a rather large income difference.” They then proceeded to ask the two well-known idols, “Who earns the most from WINNER, individually?”
“We represent opposite poles in our group – The maximalist and minimalist in spending,” Seung Yoon revealed. Jin Woo then chimed in by saying that Seung Yoon often “spends a lot even when it’s not worth spending.” To this, the “Superstar K” alum responded, “I’m the type of person who eats well when someone buys food for me.”
In response to the MCs’ questions on who earns the most from the YG Entertainment boy group, Seung Yoon named Song Mino, due to his multiple commercial deals. He then ranked himself in second place. To quote the man himself, “I’ve been participating in various activities. I also earned some copyright royalties.”
Jin Woo then added, “I think I’m in 4th place. But since Seung Hoon usually buys a lot of stuffs, I think the difference between me and him is not that much.” Seung Yoon added, “There’s a difference in our habits of spending money. (Kim Jin-woo) really doesn’t spend money.” The “Call Anytime” singer then explained that he’s a homebody and doesn’t often leave his house.
It was also revealed during the episode that “Seung Yoon Pays For Us” is a buzzword (catchphrase) among the WINNER members, meaning that the group leader is the one who treats the members a lot. The 28-year-old shared, “Mino usually pays when he feels like it, but he doesn’t bother to volunteer himself to pay.”
He continued, “I don’t volunteer but I always gets pushed forward. Back during out debut days, we promoted with the songs I composed. So I couldn’t help but to buy (meals) for the group using the royalty I earned from the songs. I bought for them a few times, then things just became that way.”
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